Darren Walker

President at Ford Foundation

Darren Walker

Darren Walker

President at Ford Foundation

Overview
Career Highlights

Abyssinian Development Corporation
Ford Foundation

RelSci Relationships

6049

Primary Location

Manhattan, New York

Number of Boards

26

Birthday

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

Age

61

Number of Awards

5

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Founder at Change the Equation, Inc.

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President at Carnegie Hall Corporation

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Former Chancellor at The University of Texas System

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Artist Member, Board of Trustees at Carnegie Hall Corporation

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Speaker at City of New York (New York)

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Executive Director & Artistic Director at Carnegie Hall Corporation

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Senior Advisor at Stone Point Capital LLC

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Co-Founder at East End Advisors LLC

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Founder at The Studio in a School Association, Inc.

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Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc.

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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

Ford Foundation is an independent, nonprofit, non-governmental organization that provides grants, projects and loans to strengthen democratic values, reduce poverty and injustice, promote international cooperation and advance human achievement. The foundation funds derive from an investment portfolio that began with gifts and bequests of Ford Motor Company stock by Henry and Edsel Ford. The foundation was founded in 1936 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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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$1 - $1,499
2018

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.

$5,000 - $10K
2018

TO PROTECT THE INTERESTS OF LGBTQ YOUTH AND EDUCATE THE GENERAL PUBLIC.

$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.

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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