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Mary Grace DonaldsonDonor Engagement Coordinator

Mary Grace Donaldson fosters relationships built on a shared interest in protecting Tennessee’s unique character. As Donor Engagement Coordinator, Mary Grace manages donor data and serves as the staff liaison to The Land Trust’s Board of Directors.

Mary Grace grew up surrounded by Nashville’s rolling hills. While earning her bachelor’s degree in sociology from Covenant College and enjoying the scenic vistas of Lookout Mountain, Mary Grace developed an interest in stewarding our natural environment.

Previously, she provided policy and communications support to local elected officials through the UT Institute for Public Service. She has also worked with the United States Census Bureau and the Williamson County Election Commission. Mary Grace’s background in public service informs her sense of community across Tennessee and motivates her to care for the state through its natural resources.

Outside of work, Mary Grace can be found hammocking with a book, frequenting local bakeries, and reminding her family how to compost.

“The work of The Land Trust for Tennessee is both inspiring and grounding. I’m thankful to be a part of caring for Tennessee in the long-term through this organization.”