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Mary Nolen Blackwood

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Blackwood established, with her husband, Blackwood Development Company, a commercial real estate firm.

An ardent supporter of Virginia Tech, she serves on the board of the Virginia Tech Foundation as a member of the development committee. She was a founding member of the Dean’s Roundtable advisory board and its first female chair and she is an advocate for women at the university serving as a lifetime member of the Women in Leadership and Philanthropy Council. 

She chaired the College of Science Committee for the Campaign for Virginia Tech and she is involved with civic and philanthropic organizations including the Chesterfield and Colonial Heights Christmas Mother program, the Bonita Bay Fundraising Committee for Lee Memorial Hospital, and Virginia Tech Alumni for Higher Education.