Virginia Almand

Executive Committee

Virginia has been a major force in establishing a system for the cultivation of individual donors to The Trust for Public Land. With 3 other volunteers, she served for several years as a guide on TPL BeltLine tours. She also chaired the first fundraiser for TPL (Hot Dogs and Hard Times) and then she co-chaired the second fundraiser (Pony Up for TPL).

In addition to her service on The Trust for Public Land's Advisory Council, Virginia is on the Board of the Atlanta Speech School and she served 3 year as Chairman of that board. She has also served on the board of the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation. She is a past Chair of the Park at St. Luke's and currently serves as Co-Chair of Horticulture for the Park. She is currently serving as Chairman of Programs for the Cherokee Garden Library, as well as serving as a member of the Advisory Council for the Marcus Autism Center. She has been heavily involved for many years with the Garden Club of America and the Southeastern Flower Show. Virginia was on the first Board of Directors when Camp Merrie-Woode went from a privately held camp to a non-profit camp run by a foundation. She does not have a special family piece of land she can save from development, but she did have an active role in saving this beautiful spot in Cashiers, NC. Her dedication to Horticulture is also tied to the same fascination with Nature and God's world. She has an AB degree from Vanderbilt University.

Virginia and her husband, Bond, live in the Buckhead area of Atlanta and have two children and five grandchildren.

"My love of the outdoors and open spaces goes back to my days at Camp Merrie-Woode in North Carolina."