Darren Walker

Darren Walker

President, Ford Foundation

Darren Walker is president of the Ford Foundation, a $13 billion international social justice philanthropy.
 
Before joining Ford, Darren was vice president at Rockefeller Foundation, overseeing global and domestic programs. In the 1990s, he was COO of the Abyssinian Development Corporation, Harlem’s largest community development organization.
 
Educated exclusively in public schools, Darren was a member of the first Head Start class in 1965 and graduated from The University of Texas at Austin. He has been included on Time’s annual “100 Most Influential People in the World,” Rolling Stone’s “25 People Shaping the Future,” Fast Company’s “Most Creative People in Business,” and OUT Magazine’s “Power 50.”

 
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