David S. Ford

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David Ford "joined the Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation as Executive Director in April, 2002. The Foundation focuses on medical research, youth development, and poverty alleviation, and contributes about $9 million a year primarily in the Boston area. For four years prior to joining the Smith Family Foundation, Mr. Ford was President of the Lucent Technologies Foundation and head of the Corporation’s community affairs program. From 1988-1998, Mr. Ford was President of the Chase Manhattan Foundation. Previously, Mr. Ford was Director of the Center for Human Resources at Rutgers University for nine years, provided philanthropic consulting services to a number of private foundations and corporations, was Deputy Director of the Bergen County, NJ, Community Action Program and Director of the Upper Passaic County, NJ, Head Start Program, and taught English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Lincoln High School in Milwaukee (while in VISTA). He has a BA in English and Political Science from Colgate University and a MA in Education from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Mr. Ford is or has been a member of the boards of the Independent Sector, Council on Foundations, Associated Grantmakers, NY Regional Association of Grantmakers (past President), NJ Council of Grantmakers, Corporate Contributions Council of the Conference Board (past Chairman), National Executive Service Corps, Wise Giving Alliance, AFS-USA, W. Bergen Mental Health Center, and the Daimler and Lanchester Owners Club of North America." [1]

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  1. David S. Ford, Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service, accessed June 16, 2010.