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Earnestine A. Hatley Named Executive Director of Clark County Community Foundation

ARKADELPHIA, ARK. (April 17, 2023) – Earnestine Hatley of Arkadelphia, Ark., has been named executive director of Clark County Community Foundation, an affiliate of Arkansas Community Foundation that supports countywide nonprofit organizations through funding, networking and capacity building opportunities.

“Earnestine has a strong desire to work with others in her community to make a positive impact,” said Heather Larkin, president and CEO of Arkansas Community Foundation. “The Clark County affiliate office has a long history of strong leadership and I’m thrilled to continue that tradition. Earnestine is a wonderful asset for the affiliate office and the community.”

Born in Beirne, Arkansas to Andy and Christine Hatley, Earnestine is the seventh child of 12 children. She served 23 years active duty in the military. During her service her three biggest achievements were serving the country as a soldier and a civilian, receiving the Bronze Star Medal for service during Operation Iraqi Freedom, serving in Kuwait and Iraq and receiving the Superior Civilian Service Award. She has been fortunate through her military and civilian service to have lived and traveled extensively around the world and recommends travel to all. Earnestine loves interacting with people and is very passionate about her community.

Clark County Community Foundation was established in 2002 and is governed by a local board of directors. For more information about the Foundation’s work in Clark County, including information about local grants and how to apply, visit or call 870-290-3162.


Arkansas Community Foundation, a statewide nonprofit organization, provides resources, insight and inspiration to build better Arkansas communities – communities where our kids will want to raise their kids. The Community Foundation is the largest grantmaker in the state in the number of grants made each year. Since 1976, the Foundation has provided more than $393 million to nonprofits. The Foundation staff works directly with donors, professional advisors and nonprofits to help strengthen Arkansas communities through strategic philanthropy and focusing on local needs. Its assets rank among the top 60 out of more than 800 community foundations in the United States. Serving statewide and local initiatives, the Community Foundation helps connect those who want to give to causes they care about. Contributions to Arkansas Community Foundation, its funds and any of its 29 affiliates are fully tax deductible.