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Virginia ComerSpecial Events Manager

Virginia Comer develops meaningful events that express the passion and skills we have for protecting land important to Tennessee. As Special Events Manager, Virginia works collaboratively with vendors, Land Trust team members and volunteers to create meaningful experiences that give pride of ownership to both attendees and volunteers.

Originally from New Orleans, Virginia grew up in a small town on the Mississippi Gulf Coast surrounded by beautiful shorelines and river systems, as well as all of the recreation opportunities the Gulf of Mexico has to offer. In 2015, Virginia graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology after spending time working in development departments at the New Orleans Museum of Art and the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art. She moved to Nashville in 2015 to join Cheekwood Estate & Gardens as a Development Manager of Annual Giving, where she oversaw internal donor cultivation and appreciation events, as well as the institution’s corporate giving and sponsorship program.

In her free time, Virginia enjoys cooking, hiking on nearby trails, exploring Nashville’s historic places, or spending time with friends.

I learned at a young age that what is here today is not guaranteed to be here tomorrow. I am thrilled to work with such a thoughtful organization to help conserve these beautiful landscapes, so that they continue to exist for present and future generations.