Laura Dykstra is a Coordinator for the Community Impact team, joining the Foundation in July 2023.
In this role, Laura’s responsibilities include supporting operations of the Foundation’s scholarship programs, including 2Gen scholarships and initiatives.
With an international background, Laura also has strong ties to Sarasota and the surrounding community. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Global Challenges from Leiden University College the Hague. Having experience in both the public and private sectors, Laura most recently comes to us from the State of Florida, Department of Children and Families, where she assisted in supervising the Sarasota Lobby and a team of processor for public assistance programs.
Laura has a passion for the arts, travel, and is a nature and animal lover. You can find her on the weekends on a hike or at a field trial with her bird dog when it's season.