Philanthropy and Social Justice: A Conversation with Darren Walker, Douglas Elmendorf, and Henry Louis Gates, Jr.


Associated Program:
John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum
Darren Walker
Henry Louis Gates
Doug Elemendorf
Hutchins Center for African and African American Research

The Ford Foundation is a $16 billion international social justice philanthropy that has supported visionaries on the frontlines of social change worldwide for more than 85 years. Under President Darren Walker’s leadership, the Ford Foundation became the first non-profit in US history to issue a $1 billion designated social bond to stabilize non-profit organizations in the wake of COVID-19.

Please join the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research and the Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School in the JFK Jr. Forum for a conversation on philanthropy and social justice featuring:

  • Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation
  • Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard University
  • Doug Elmendorf, Dean and Don K. Price Professor of Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School

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