Irene Hirano Inouye

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Irene Hirano Inouye (born October 28, 1948), is Chair of the Ford Foundation, a liberal, leftwing foundation. She was elected Chair in May 2010, the 10th board chair in the foundation's 75-year history.[1] The foundation is a tax-exempt 501c organization headquartered in New York City. Inouye also serves as President of the U.S.-Japan Council based in Washington, D.C.. She previously served as CEO of the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles and Executive Director of T.H.E. Clinic, a not-for-profit community health facility serving low and moderate income women and families.[2]

Irene married powerful Democrat Senator from Hawaii Daniel Inouye in 2008.[3] Inouye died in 2012.

Inouye joined the Ford Foundation in 2006 as a Trustee. The organization is one of the largest foundations in the world with over $10 billion in assets. Founded in 1936, it donates to thousands of organizations worldwide but has donated largely to leftist groups. They are truly a money hub for far-left, radical liberal groups.

In 2010 alone, it allocated large contributions to George Soros-backed organizations such as Center for American Progress ($1,000,000) and Media Matters for America ($500,000), who recently "declared war" on Fox News. Other notable far-left groups it donated to include New Israeli Fund ($5,000,000), Astraea Foundation ($2,300,000), Global Rights ($2,000,000) and Amnesty International ($1,000,000).[4]


  • Bachelor's and master's degrees in Public Administration from the University of Southern California[5]

External links


  1. Former JANM president elected chair of nation’s second largest foundation.
  2. Irene Hirano Inouye - US Senate page for Daniel Inouye
  3. "Sen. Inouye, Irene Hirano tie the knot", Honolulu Star-Bulletin
  4. Ford Foundation's donations retrieved from IRS filings
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