Adjunct faculty

Neel Hajra

Lecturer in Public Policy

Neel Hajra is a lecturer at the Ford School, where he has taught for over a decade. He is currently the CEO of the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation (AAACF), which under his leadership has received national and local awards for its innovative work, and was identified as one of the 20 fastest growing community foundations nationally from 2015-2017. Previously Neel was president and CEO of Nonprofit Enterprise at Work and a corporate attorney at Ford Motor Company. Neel also serves as a vice chair for the Council of Michigan Foundations, as a member of the Washtenaw County Board of Health, and on two national advisory committees. He has received two national nonprofit leadership awards: the Aspen Institute Fellowship for Emerging Nonprofit Leaders and the American Express NGen Fellowship. Neel holds a BS with honors in physics and a JD, both from the University of Michigan.

Professional Affiliations

Council of Michigan Foundations and Washtenaw Public Health: Board Member