Ed Morgan, Founder & Principal

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Ed Morgan is Founder and Principal of Inspirational Leadership, LLC, dedicated to the needs of non-profit CEOs and Entrepreneurs. Ed is a creative and seasoned leader with uniquely broad qualifications developed over more than 40 years of successful Fortune 10 and non-profit leadership experience. 

Renaissance at the Bowery Mission

Prior to creating Inspirational Leadership, Ed served as President and CEO of the Bowery Mission for more than 20 years, leading the 136 year-old organization to a renaissance in reputation, program effectiveness and income.

Under Ed's leadership, the Mission and its parent organization, Christian Herald Association, reorganized, focusing on an outcomes-based purpose statement, and built five of the City's most effective homelessness recovery programs, including one that partners with the City of New York and two that are Manhattan's only faith-based residential programs for women. The organization increased its income four-fold, cultivated civic leaders, influencers and friends nationwide, raised its visibility, and established high-profile events such as a Valentine Gala that raises a million dollars annually. 

From 2012 to 2014, Ed led a successful capital campaign that raised almost $13 million, expanded The Bowery Mission into three new neighborhoods, and essentially doubled its capacity for transforming the lives of New York's most vulnerable children and homeless adults. 

Upon his retirement from the CEO role in 2015, he formed the Bowery Mission Foundation. In 2016, Ed was named President Emeritus, continuing to cultivate relationships for the Mission. 

Corporate Career with GE

Prior to joining The Bowery Mission, Ed had a 20-year career with General Electric in Washington D.C., Fairfield, CT, and Stratford, CT, where he was in charge of creating inspirational communications for several of GE's top officers, won several management awards and founded an award-winning customer magazine. 

Board Leadership and Awards

In addition to leadership experience, Ed has extensive Board experience. He chaired the Board at Christian Heritage School, Trumbull, CT, for 12 years during the school's accreditation and greatest growth period. He has served as Vice Chairman of the Board of the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions and received their Lifetime Achievement Award. He currently chairs the Vision Committee at the Geneva School of Manhattan, serves on the Board of the Family Institute of Connecticut and the Advisory Council for the Christian Leadership Alliance, co-chairing the CEO Forum for their national convention coming up in 2017. Ed is also a member of the Union League Club of New York. 


Ed and Judy have three grown sons and nine grandchildren, and spends time in Manhattan, Connecticut, and Vero Beach, FL. They are active in Stanwich Congregational Church. 

Links about Ed

The Bowery Mission Eighteen Year Growth Record

The Bowery Mission Annual Gala, February 12th, 2015, Ed Morgan, Honoree

"Christians Taking Risks: House of Morgan," World Magazine, July 25, 2015, pp. 48-49

"Morgan's Mission," World Magazine, December 18, 2010, pp. 50-52

"Corporate Communion: Two decades at General Electric gave Ed Morgan the marketing and management know-how to turn around an ailing charity," Forbes, April 3, 2000.