| Ford Foundation/President|
|Leader of||The Ford Foundation|
|Progressive image while implementing the agenda of large corporations and billionaires|
Despite trying to create a progressive image, the Ford Foundation represents the interest of some of the biggest corporations in the country.
In the 1990s and early 21st-century the Ford Foundation board of trustees included two former CEOs and former board chairmen of the Xerox Corporation, the CEO and board chairman of ALCOA, an executive vice-president and general counsel of Coca Cola Company, the chairman and CEO of Levi Strauss & Co., the chairman of Reuters Holdings, PLC, the senior partner of the Akin, Gump,Straus Hauser and Feld lobbying firm, and the president of Vassar College (who later became President). Other corporations with directors who sat on the Ford Foundation board of trustees in the late 1990s or after 2000 included Time Warner, Chase Manhattan Bank, Ryder Systems, CBS, AT & T, Adolph Coors Company, Dayton-Hudson, the Bank of England, J.P. Morgan, Marine Midland Bank, Southern California Edison, KRCX Radio, the Central Gas and Electric Corp. DuPont, Citicorp and the New York Stock Exchange.
Office Holders on Wikispooks
|Darren Walker||September 2013|
|Henry Townley Heald||1956||1965|
|Horace Rowan Gaither||1953||1956|