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Marqita Ervin Named Executive Director of Monroe County Community Foundation

CLARENDON, ARK. (Aug. 15, 2023) – Marqita Ervin of Clarendon has been named executive director of Monroe County Community Foundation, an affiliate of Arkansas Community Foundation. The Community Foundation supports countywide nonprofit organizations through funding, networking and capacity building opportunities.

“Marqita brings a wealth of knowledge to this role,” said Heather Larkin, president and CEO of Arkansas Community Foundation. “Her leadership skills and experience will prove to be extremely valuable to the Monroe County affiliate.”

Ervin was born in Ohio and her family relocated to Clarendon when she was three years old. Graduating from Clarendon High School in 2001, she chose to serve her country by enlisting into the United States Navy. While serving, Ervin was an Information Systems Technician and obtained certifications in JCDX System Administration. Service has always been important not only to her country, but also in her community as a volunteer with VFW Post 1985 and the American Legion Hall Post 77.

After five years in the Navy, Ervin held various roles including account manager for an independent music label, licensed esthetician and most recently, site manager at Randstad USA for Lennox International.

For more information about the Foundation’s work in Monroe County, contact Ervin at or 870-290-3175. You can also visit to learn more about local grantees and Foundation activities in the Ouachita Valley area. 


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.