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Bowery Mission Names David Jones New President & CEO

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The Bowery Mission announced today that David P. Jones has been appointed to the position of president and CEO of the historic Lower East Side-based institution. He replaces longtime president Ed Morgan, who will now head up the newly established Bowery Mission Foundation. The changes officially take effect April 1.

Previously, Jones served as interim executive director of Goodwill Rescue Mission in Newark.  He retired in 2010 from KPMG, where he worked as a tax, corporate transactions, and risk management partner. Jones is also an ordained minister.

Morgan has been president of the venerable homeless shelter for 20 years. At the foundation, he’ll be responsible for expanding the mission’s fundraising programs. The organization is just coming off of a $12.8 million capital campaign in support of expanded facilities in Harlem and the Bronx.

“This is an exciting, new chapter for The Bowery Mission, and for me personally,” Morgan said in a statement. “I decided to take on this new challenge because I believe it’s the right point in our history for new leadership at The Bowery Mission, and I know David is the right person to take us forward.”

The Bowery Mission was established on the Lower East Side in 1879.


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  1. How does it work with hiring the homeless? I know someone who would be a boon to local storekeepers because he is nearby and is willing to shovel snow but is there some kind of program to help the guys on the Bowery to put money in their pockets?

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