Darren Walker Biography and Wiki
Darren Walker is popularly recognized as a nonprofit executive who became the first non-profit member in US history to issue a $1 billion designated social bond to stabilize non-profit organizations in the wake of COVID-19. He is a also member of the Reimagining New York Commission and co-chair of NYC Census 2020. Walker previously served as the vice president at the Rockefeller Foundation and COO of Harlem’s Abyssinian Development Corporation.
He is also known for co-founding both the US Impact Investing Alliance and the Presidents’ Council on Disability Inclusion in Philanthropy.
Darren Walker Age and Birthday
Darren was born on August 28, 1959, in Lafayette, Louisiana, United States. He is 62 years old as of 2021. His birth sign is Virgo. Walker turns 63 years old as of 2021.
Darren Walker Height
Walker is of average stature, He stands at an estimated 5 feet 7 inches with moderate weight. His exact measurements are under review and will be updated soon.
Darren Walker Education
Darren attended the first Head Start class of 1965, Head Start is a program of the United States Department of Health and Human Services that provides comprehensive early childhood education, health, nutrition, and parent involvement services to low-income children and families. Walker later joined the University of Texas at Austin, also known as UT Austin, UT, or Texas, is a public land-grant research university in Austin, Texas. He got in with the help of a subsidy the U.S. federal government provides for students who need it to pay for college.
He then graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in government and a Bachelor of Science in speech communication in 1982. Walker later enrolled at the University of Texas School of Law where he received a Juris Doctor in 1986.
Darren Walker Family, Parents, Siblings
Attempts to establish his parents’ identities were in vain since no information about them is available to the public. It’s therefore not clear if he has any siblings. However, he was born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana. More information regarding his family background will be updated soon when revealed.
Darren Walker Husband| Gay, Is He Married?
Moving on to his relationship endeavors, the famed executive is openly gay and at full satisfaction with his sexuality. He was previously in a romantic relationship with David Beitzel. The duo dated for 26 years just prior to David succumbing to a cardiac arrest caused by an aortic dissection on January 20, 2019. David previously worked for Sperone Westwater Gallery, before opening up the David Beitzel Gallery on Prince Street in 1986, when SoHo was emerging as the new art center in New York City. We are keeping tabs and we will update his partner’s details soon.
Darren Walker Salary
According to the Board of Directors at PEPSICO INC, Darren Walker makes $301,667 in total compensation a position he held until May 2020. Serving as the President of the Ford Foundation, he receives an average annual salary of $160,408.
Darren Walker Net Worth
Darren Walker has an estimated net worth of $13 million as of 2021. This amount is from his extensive role as the president of Ford Foundation among other investments.
Darren Walker Ford Foundation
The Ford Foundation is an American private foundation with the mission of advancing human welfare. The organization was founded in 1936 by Edsel Ford and his father Henry Ford, it was originally funded by a US$25,000 gift from Edsel Ford. Walker was named President of the Ford Foundation in 2013.
At the commence of his Presidency, Walker stated that every Ford Foundation grant would be used to in accordance to fight inequality in all its forms and made transformational changes like channeling endowment funds into mission-driven investments and giving billion-dollar grants to nonprofits who can decide how to spend the money themselves.
Darren Walker Book
Walker is the renowned author behind From Generosity to Justice: A New Gospel of Wealth, a book where he articulates a bold vision for philanthropy in the 21st century joined by an array of thinkers, activists, and leaders from every field, sector, and walk of life.