President, Ford Foundation
Darren Walker is president of the Ford Foundation, a social justice philanthropy with a $13 billion endowment and $600 million in annual grant making. In this role, he led the philanthropy committee that helped bring a resolution to Detroit’s bankruptcy. Walker chairs the US Alliance on Impact Investing and co-chairs New York City’s Commission on City Art, Monuments, and Markers. He serves on the Commission on the Future of Riker’s Island Correctional Institution, the UN International Labor Organization Commission on the Future of Work, and the boards of Carnegie Hall and the High Line. He’s a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.