Published on 1A | April 4, 2018
Moving From Generosity To Justice: A Conversation With The Ford Foundation President
Philanthropy is marvelous, but it must not cause the philanthropist to overlook the circumstances of economic injustice which make philanthropy necessary.
– Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., “On Being A Good Neighbor”
Ford Foundation President Darren Walker says these words have been a guiding light in his approach to leading the philanthropy with a goal of tackling the root causes of inequality in society.
We talk to Walker about his path from growing up poor in rural Texas to leading a foundation with a $13 billion endowment and $600 million in annual grantmaking.