Published in NY1 | November 28, 2016
One on 1 Profile: Ford Foundation president Darren Walker moved from Wall Street to Harlem to philanthropy
By Budd Mishkin
Darren Walker often attends more than one event every night, which is not surprising, since he's the president of the second-biggest philanthropic organization in the country, the Ford Foundation. He first experienced New York from afar as a kid, watching the old TV show Green Acres, and it's been quite a journey ever since. NY1's Budd Mishkin filed the following One on 1 profile.
"I actually never sought a career in philanthropy," said Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation. "I still don't want a career in philanthropy."
It is an interesting observation from a man who oversees the distribution of a half-billion dollars in grants every year.