Pasadena, CA – Union Station Homeless Services announced today that the nonprofit agency’s CEO, Rabbi Marvin Gross, will retire next year.
Gross’ departure will bring to a close an exceptional career of 21 years at the helm of Union Station Homeless Services, during which he led the agency through an unprecedented period of growth.
During Gross’ tenure, Union Station Homeless Services expanded its services to become the San Gabriel Valley’s largest nonprofit serving homeless men, women and children. Today, the agency provides intake, shelter, housing and employment services, and coordinates with more than 60 partner agencies throughout the San Gabriel Valley.
“My time at Union Station has been enormously rewarding and fulfilling,” said Gross. “This is due to the outstanding, dedicated staff members and talented, compassionate Board members, volunteers and community leaders I’ve had the honor of working with along the way. I am grateful to everyone who has been my partner in this journey.”
“Marv has been a truly inspirational leader,” said Liz Trussell, Chair of Union Station’s Board of Directors. “Since Marv joined the agency in 1995, we have grown from a single shelter on Raymond Ave to nine programs today — with a new facility scheduled for completion by fall 2016.”
The Board of Directors has established a search committee of former and current board members and has retained the executive search firm Morris & Berger to conduct a nationwide search for Gross’ successor.
“Marv has been a remarkable CEO and we are committed to the finding the right leader to sustain us in the years to come,” says Terry Krupczak, Vice Chair of Union Station’s Board of Directors and Search Committee Chair. “The firm will work with the committee to identify a candidate with a deep passion for our mission and strong leadership and fundraising capabilities,” said Krupczak.
Marv will continue to lead the agency for the next seven months until he retires at the end of June 2016.
“I am not saying goodbye yet. There are still months of work ahead of us. It will be an exciting time as we continue to help people in Pasadena and throughout the San Gabriel Valley achieve decent housing, more stable lives, and greater self-fulfillment,” said Gross.