LOWER EAST SIDE — The Bowery Mission’s CEO is stepping down after two decades of service to move into a new role at the organization.
Ed Morgan will be moving from his role as CEO and president of the Bowery Mission, at 227 Bowery, to lead the new Bowery Mission Foundation, a recently-launched fundraising branch for the organization, the mission announced on Monday.
David P. Jones, interim executive director of Newark's Goodwill Rescue Mission, will replace Morgan starting on April 1.
“The need for our work has never been more urgent, and The Bowery Mission is well-positioned to play an even larger role in helping the most vulnerable New Yorker’s transform their lives,” Jones said. “This is a big city, but it is still a place where personal connections can change the trajectory of a life in crisis.”
Jones has worked as a tax, corporate transactions and risk management partner at accounting firm KPMG for 26 years before he retired in 2010.
He is also an ordained minister who has worked in churches in the New York metropolitan area and overseas, according to a written statement from the organization.
Morgan will help Jones with the transition before leaving to work for the Bowery Mission Foundation full-time in June, he said. His new role will focus on working with new and existing donors to gain support for the non-profit's work through non-cash gifts, the mission said in a statement.
"There’s so many people who enjoy being part of the Bowery Mission family and now we can offer them tax advantaged and partnership-like ways to be involved," he said.
Morgan enjoyed the fundraising work he did as a CEO, so he's excited to be able to focus on that effort, he said.
"It’s a privilege to stick around and still do something valuable for the mission and it feels great because I’m moving to what I feel is a sweet spot for me," he said.
The Bowery Mission has provided food, shelter and support services to the homeless since 1879.