W. Michael Short
Founder & CEO
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.
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.