Part-Time Faculty in Entrepreneurship and Innovation
David Contorer has served as the executive director of Hebrew Free Loan in Metropolitan Detroit since 2011. Prior to that, he spent six years as director of philanthropic services at the Community Foundation for SE Michigan, consulting with more than 170 501(c)(3) for-impact organizations to build assets, strengthen boards and promote donor stewardship. From 1995 to 2005, Contorer worked in the Jewish Federations of Greater Philadelphia and Metropolitan Detroit in campaign, endowment, corporate/foundation grants, Israeli partnership programs and with constituent agency capital campaigns.
Contorer earned his MBA from the Mike Ilitch School of Business, focusing his studies on for-impact organization / foundation management and the growing marketplace for microloans to spark development. He was born in Portland, Ore., and attended the University of Wisconsin–Madison for his bachelor’s degree in communications. Following two years with Teach for America teaching ESL at a middle school in Houston (and part-time work at the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston), he moved to Ann Arbor to get his master's of social work and certificate of Judaic studies at the University of Michigan.