Darren Walker

President at Ford Foundation

Darren Walker

Darren Walker

President at Ford Foundation

Overview
Career Highlights

Abyssinian Development Corporation
Ford Foundation

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5596

Primary Location

Manhattan, New York

Number of Boards

24

Birthday

08/28/1959 - Lafayette, LA, United States

Age

60

Number of Awards

5

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at VEON Ltd.

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Founder at The Studio in a School Association, Inc.

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Former Vice President of Economic Opportunity & Assets at Ford Foundation

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Founder at National Academy Foundation

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Former President & Chief Executive Officer at The Rockefeller Foundation

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Wolfensohn Fund Management LP

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Professor, Department of Surgery at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

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Chair at Friends of the High Line

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Executive Director & Artistic Director at Carnegie Hall Corporation

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International Program Director, Gender, Racial & Ethnic Justice, Director, Southern Africa at Ford Foundation

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Darren Walker
President at Ford Foundation
Education
JD
Class of 1986

The University of Texas School of Law began as the University of Texas at Austin's Department of Law when the University was founded in 1883. The Law School started with two professors and fifty-two students in the basement of the University's Old Main Building. The Law School has since grown to more than 1,200 students and offers the Doctor of Jurisprudence (JD) and the Master of Laws (LLM). The School of Law is a member of the Association of American Law Schools and is approved by the American Bar Association.

Bachelor of Science in Speech Communication
Class of 1982

The University of Texas at Austin is one of the largest public universities in the United States and is the largest institution of The University of Texas System. Founded in 1883, the university has grown from a single building, eight teachers, two departments and 221 students to a 350-acre main campus with 17 colleges and schools, about 24,000 faculty and staff, and more than 50,000 students.

Memberships
Member
2015 - Current

Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is an independent policy research center that conducts multidisciplinary studies of complex and emerging problems. The Academy’s elected members are leaders in the academic disciplines, the arts, business, and public affairs. With a current membership of 4,000 American Fellows and 600 Foreign Honorary Members, the Academy has four major goals: Promoting service and study through analysis of critical social and intellectual issues and the development of practical policy alternatives; Fostering public engagement and the exchange of ideas with meetings, conferences, and symposia bringing diverse perspectives to the examination of issues of common concern; Mentoring a new generation of scholars and thinkers through the Visiting Scholars Program and Hellman Fellowship Program; Honoring excellence by electing to membership men and women in a broad range of disciplines and professions. Click here to learn about our new members. The Academy's headquarters are in Cambridge, Massachusetts. With its geographically diverse membership, it conducts activities in this country and abroad

Member
Current

Council on Foreign Relations, Inc. provides and disseminates ideas on foreign policies to individuals, corporate members, journalists and policy makers. It operates a forum for government officials, students and other interested parties to study and discuss world issues and impact on American foreign policies. The company publishes Foreign Affairs, a magazine that comes out six times a year, along with books and studies by its own scholars. Council on Foreign Relations was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

Fellow
Current

The Institute for Urban Design was incorporated a few months earlier in August 1978. It was unique in both its scale and purpose in that it was the first national institution in America to focus solely on issues of urban design.

Career History
President
2010 - Current

The Ford Foundation supports visionary leaders and organizations on the frontlines of social change worldwide. We believe all people should have the opportunity to reach their full potential, contribute to society, and have voice in the decisions that affect them. We believe the best way to achieve these goals is to encourage initiatives by those living and working closest to where problems are located; to promote collaboration among the nonprofit, government and business sectors; and to ensure participation by men and women from diverse communities and all levels of society. In our experience, such activities help build common understanding, enhance excellence, enable people to improve their lives and reinforce their commitment to society. We work mainly by making grants or loans that build knowledge and strengthen organizations and networks. Since our financial resources are modest compared with societal needs, we focus on key problem areas and program strategies. Created with gifts and bequests by Edsel and Henry Ford, the foundation is an independent, nonprofit, nongovernmental organization, with its own board, and is entirely separate from the Ford Motor Company. The trustees of the foundation set policy and delegate authority to the president and senior staff for the foundation’s grant making and operations. Program officers in the United States, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America explore opportunities to pursue the foundation’s goals, formulate strategies and recommend proposals for funding.

Advisory Team
2013 - Prior
Working Communities Program Director
2002 - 2010

The Rockefeller Foundation is a philanthropic organization and private foundation based at 420 Fifth Avenue, New York City. The preeminent institution established by the six-generation Rockefeller family, it was founded by John D. Rockefeller, along with his son John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and Senior's principal business and philanthropic advisor, Frederick Taylor Gates, in New York State May 14, 1913, when its charter was formally accepted by the New York State Legislature. Its central mission over the past 100 years has been "to promote the well-being of humanity throughout the world."

Boards & Committees
Director
Prior

Living Cities, Inc. engages in local community development corporations. The firm build homes, stores, schools, and community facilities. The company was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$3,000 - $7,499
2017

National Low Income Housing Coalition addresses the housing needs of those with the lowest incomes. The company was founded by Cushing N. Dolbeare in 1974 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

$1 - $1,499
2015

THE ORGANIZATION'S MISSION IS TO IMPROVE THE LIVES OF CHILDREN IN NEW YORK CITY.

$1,000 - $4,999
2015

National Low Income Housing Coalition addresses the housing needs of those with the lowest incomes. The company was founded by Cushing N. Dolbeare in 1974 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Political Donations
$1,000
2014

Representative from New York's 18th Congressional District

$250
2012

Former President of United States

$1,000
2012

Representative from New York's 18th Congressional District

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Awards & Honors
Rank #30
2017
Asset International CIO Magazine - Chief Investment Officer Power 100
2009
University of Texas at Austin - Distinguished Alumnus Award
W.E.B. DuBois Medal for Academic Leadership
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