Michael “Mike” G. Ford
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation, Chairman

TERM AS TRUSTEE:
March 24, 1982 through Present
Currently serves as Chairman since 2018
Also served as Vice-Chairman from 1983-1985, 1991-1993, 1999-2001, 2003-2005

BIOGRAPHY:
With a BA from Wake Forest University and a M.Div. from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, Mike recently completed a long professional career in Student Affairs, the last 36 years serving in multiple leadership roles at Wake Forest. In February 2018 Mike received the Medallion of Merit Award from the University. When Mike and Gayle are not sharing love and life with their 3 daughters/sons-in-law and grandchildren, Mike is fully engaged as a lay leader at First Presbyterian Church, volunteer and board member of Samaritan Ministries, and Chairman of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation. Mike is the eldest son of former President Gerald R. and Betty Ford.

GERALD R. FORD ORAL HISTORY PROJECT: 
Read Oral History Interview with Mike Ford

FOUNDATION REMARKS:
Mrs. Betty Ford Statue Unveiling at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum on July 24, 2018
(remarks begin at 11:25 of video)

 

January 4, 1975. Mike and Gayle Ford chat with President Gerald R. Ford in the White House Cabinet Room. (Photo Courtesy of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library)

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