W. Michael Short

Founder & CEO 

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W. Michael Short is the founder of SourceFunding.org and the Responsible Finance Network™ of over 14,000 community banks, non-profit lenders, credit unions, CDFIs and specialized economic development financing programs in the U.S. Noted by the #1 ranked S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications as an "internationally recognized social entrepreneur," Mr. Short's university, foundation, and investor-backed initiatives and ventures have involved hundreds of community colleges and economic development programs and thousands of entrepreneurs.

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Mr. Short also serves as the Director of the International Innovators Initiative (IN2NYC) at Medgar Evers College School of Business, which is a partnership of City of New York, the New York City Economic Development Corporation, & the City University of New York. Mr. Short is also president of university-based institute GSEI and previously served as the inaugural Social Entrepreneur in Residence at Le Moyne College.

After graduating Cum laude and Pi Sigma Alpha from a dual enrollment program at the #1 ranked S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and #1 ranked Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs at Syracuse University (SU), Mr. Short was selected to serve as a Syracuse University Engagement Scholar with support of the Kauffman Foundation, Gifford Foundation, & Imagining America, in order to continue his work in SU's Office of Community Engagement & Economic Development as deputy director & program manager in two multimillion dollar initiatives revitalizing a community with the highest levels of poverty concentration in the U.S.

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