Web Foundation founder and Director, Sir Tim Berners-Lee was elected today to the Board of Trustees of the Ford Foundation. Speaking about Tim and the other new Trustee, social entrepreneur Martin Eakes, Ford President Luis Ubiñas said, “Through their work and in their lives, these individuals have shown a deep commitment to the values of individual opportunity and social justice that lie at the heart of the Ford Foundation’s mission. We are honored to have them join our board and know they will contribute greatly to our work across the globe.”
Congratulations to Tim! And also congratulations to the Ford Foundation as they celebrate their 75th birthday this year. During that time, the Foundation has been a world leader in the promotion of civil, social and economic rights for all people.