Join the Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens for a thought-provoking conversation on the shifting landscape of charitable giving, the role of art in social justice, and the importance of hope in civic engagement. Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation, will be in conversation with Huntington President Karen R. Lawrence at the Huntington Library on Wednesday, May 31, 2023, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The Why It Matters series at the Huntington celebrates the enduring relevance of the arts and humanities. This event, featuring Darren Walker, emphasizes the intersection of art, culture, and social change. With his background in community development and his dedication to philanthropy, Walker will explore the profound impact of art in addressing social issues and fostering a more just society.
As the head of the Ford Foundation, a renowned international social justice philanthropy with a $16 billion endowment, Darren Walker brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the discussion. Under his leadership, the Ford Foundation made history by issuing a $1 billion designated social bond in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, providing much-needed support to nonprofit organizations. Previously, Walker served as Vice President at the Rockefeller Foundation and played a vital role in the post-Hurricane Katrina rebuilding efforts in New Orleans.
The conversation will be recorded, offering an opportunity for those unable to attend in person to engage with the dialogue at a later time. Admission to this event is free with a reservation
To reserve your seat or for more information, visit the Huntington at www.huntington.org/why-it-matters or call (626)405-2100.
The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens is located at 1151 Oxford Rd. San Marino.