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Welcome Emma Vawter - Philanthropy Manager

Palmer is excited to welcome Emma Vawter to the team as our new philanthropy manager. Emma is charged with building and managing our membership program and providing exceptional service to our donors and friends.


From a childhood spent in the field with her father in pursuit of rare birds to her work teaching fifth graders about ecology as an outdoor educator, a love of nature, recreation and wild places has been a constant in Emma’s life. Emma brought experience from early in her career at the Wilderness Society to Colorado as a Field Instructor and Communications Coordinator at Cal-Wood Education Center in Boulder County, where she shared her enthusiasm for nature with children from all across the Front Range. She comes to Palmer Land Trust after a fun detour at the Brewers Association, where she served as a Membership Coordinator and worked to build relationships with and serve over 8,000 craft breweries across the U.S.

Emma is thrilled to return to her love of land and nature as Philanthropy Manager at Palmer Land Trust and help connect other passionate people with opportunities to make an impact by supporting Palmer. Emma has a B.A. in English Literature from Yale University and a Master’s in Music from CU Boulder. In her free time, she can be found reading every book she can get her hands on, singing opera, and hitting the trails with her favorite fluffy running partner.