About the Speaker
President of the Ford Foundation
DARREN WALKER is president of the Ford Foundation, an international social justice philanthropy with a $13 billion endowment and $600 million in annual grantmaking. For two decades, he has been a leader in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors. Walker led the philanthropy committee that helped bring a resolution to the city of Detroit’s historic bankruptcy, and he chairs The U.S. Impact Investing Alliance. He co-chairs New York City’s Commission on City Art, Monuments, and Markers and serves on the Commission on the Future of Rikers Island Correctional Institution and on the UN International Labour Organization’s Commission on the Future of Work. He also serves on the boards of Carnegie Hall and the High Line, and he is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.