Deidra Larkins is the Scholarship Specialist at the Community Foundation of Sarasota County. In this role, Deidra is responsible for the day-to-day operations and delivery of the scholarship program in collaboration with Kay Carrington, Manager of Scholarships.
Prior to joining the Community Foundation in January 2022, Deidra served as an Economic Development Administrative Professional for Manatee County Government and Business Manager at AMIkids, a Tampa-based nonprofit organization dedicated to helping youth develop into responsible and productive citizens. In 2017, Deidra was awarded an 8 80 Cities Emerging City Champions fellowship – funded by the Knight Foundation – to implement bike repair kiosks in Manatee County. Deidra holds a B.A. in Organizational Leadership and Management from St. Petersburg College.
A Newtown native, Deidra enjoys spending time with family and friends, participating in grassroots community initiatives, and listening to music.