Darren Walker named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine

Elton John writes that Darren is changing the language of philanthropy, from “them” and “they” to “us” and “we.”

Published in TIME Magazine | April 19, 2016
Darren Walker, the equalizer
By Elton John

Since being named president of the Ford Foundation, Darren has charted a radical goal for one of the world’s largest and most influential charitable organizations: conquering inequality. His leadership is authentic, and his focus on equality is nothing short of revolutionary, a clarion call for the world of philanthropy and an inspiration to those of us working for a more just and loving world.

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