Barry Gaberman was senior vice president of the Ford Foundation from 1996 to 2006. His career began at the foundation in 1971. In addition he serves or has served on the boards of the Council on Foundations, the Independent Sector, the European Foundation Centre, and the International Fellowships Fund, among other grantmaking and Third Sector organizations. He was chair of the Foundation Center, the chair emeritus of the Coordinating Committee of WINGS (Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support), and BoardSource.