Darren Walker Ford Foundation 2022

Darren Walker

President, Ford Foundation

Darren Walker is president of the Ford Foundation, a global social justice philanthropy where he was previously vice president of education, creativity, and free expression. Prior to this, he was vice president at the Rockefeller Foundation, and in the 1990s he was COO of the Abyssinian Development Corporation, Harlem’s largest community development organization. Walker co-founded and serves on the US Impact Investing Alliance and the Presidents’ Council on Disability Inclusion in Philanthropy. His board service also includes the National Gallery of Art, Carnegie Hall, the High Line, and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture. A member of the first Head Start class in 1965, Walker has been honored on TIME’s 100 Most Influential People list, Out magazine’s Power 50, and with Harvard University’s W.E.B. Du Bois Medal, among others.

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