Darren Walker

As president of the Ford Foundation, Darren Walker has been an unparalleled leader in philanthropy, supporting the arts with an eye to social justice. Before joining Ford, Walker was vice president at Rockefeller Foundation, overseeing global and domestic programs. Today, he co-chairs New York City’s Mayoral Advisory Commission on City Art, Monuments, and Markers, and serves on many boards, including Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the National Gallery of Art, Carnegie Hall and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture.