Prior to COCA, Virginia Howell was a practicing attorney with Armstrong Teasdale specializing in real estate and construction law. She brings a wealth of board, volunteer and fundraising experience through her extensive interactions with non-profits and family businesses. Virginia plays a significant role in developing both COCA’s planned giving program and COCA’s annual giving campaign from corporations and individuals. Over the last 13 years, she has successfully increased revenues and net profit from our largest fundraiser, COCACabana, with the event now hosting more than 650 supporters and earning more than $950,000 annually. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in 1987 from Duke University and received her Juris Doctor degree from Washington University in 1992.