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Lesley Roberts Joins Arkansas Community Foundation as Regional Development Director

LITTLE ROCK, ARK.  (March 5, 2022) Lesley Roberts of Little Rock, Ark., has been named regional development director for Arkansas Community Foundation.

“Lesley brings 20 years of development experience to our Foundation,” said Heather Larkin, Community Foundation president and CEO. “She has strong knowledge and expertise in development. Lesley has managed and directed grant writing, prospect research, donor stewardship, endowments and major gift programs for a diverse group of Arkansas nonprofit organizations.”

A native of El Dorado, Roberts earned a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Arkansas. Her development experience includes work with the Girls Scouts, the Methodist Family Health Foundation, CareLink and Arkansas Children’s Hospital Foundation.

For more information about the Foundation and their work to provide smart giving decisions for Arkansans, visit or call 501-372-1116.


Arkansas Community Foundation, a nonprofit organization with over a half billion dollars in assets, fosters smart giving to improve communities. The Community Foundation offers tools to help Arkansans protect, grow and direct their charitable dollars as they learn more about community needs. By making grants and sharing knowledge, the Foundation supports existing charitable programs that work for Arkansas and partners to create initiatives that address unmet needs. Since 1976, the Community Foundation has provided more than $314 million in grants and partnered with thousands of Arkansans to help them improve our neighborhoods, our towns and our entire state. Contributions to Arkansas Community Foundation, its funds and any of its 29 affiliates are fully tax deductible.