Who we are
Neel Hajra is CEO of the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation. Under his leadership AAACF received a national award for its public-private partnership work and was identified as one of the 20 fastest growing community foundations nationally. Originally a corporate attorney with Ford Motor Company, he discovered his passion for the nonprofit sector during a sabbatical. Since then Neel co-founded a still-active nonprofit tech service, was named as an Aspen Fellow for his nonprofit leadership, and for over a decade has taught a graduate course on nonprofit policy and management. When he isn’t practicing philanthropy, Neel and his wife Lisa are practicing humility as the parents of three active teenagers.