“I support Compass Family Services because every family deserves safe and secure housing, access to quality child care, early childhood education and critical support services in time of need. For more than 100 years, Compass Family Services has been there for San Francisco’s neediest residents in their greatest time of need - when they have no one else to turn to. My wife and I are proud to support Compass because the need is critical and the time is now.”
- Chris Wagner
This year, Chris Wagner, Compass Board Chair, completed his term on Compass Family Services’ Board of Directors after 11 years of service. Chris has supported Compass and our mission to break the cycles of family homelessness in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2008.
As a San Francisco native, Chris viewed his role on the Compass board as a meaningful way to improve the lives of homeless families and build a stronger and more supportive community. He joined our Board of Directors in 2010 and became Treasurer in 2017 before taking the helm as Board Chair in 2017. During his years of service, Chris was not afraid to get on the ground from helping to provide direct support to client families to engaging with donors to raise funds to support Compass programs and initiatives. Chris also participated in and volunteered for our annual Adopt-a-Family holiday program where our donor community fulfills holiday gift wish lists for families in need. Prior to his current position as Senior Vice President of Wealth Management at UBS, Chris was the Director of Private Banking at Credit Suisse, where he cultivated a long-lasting relationship with Compass and to this day, Credit Suisse employees volunteer at Compass events annually and also provide a generous grant to support our programs.
As Board Chair, Chris was a key player in the acquisition of Compass’ service hub at 37 Grove, where we provide services to over 6,000 homeless and at-risk children and parents each year. He also provided tremendous support for Compass’ three-year $30 million campaign, Housing. Support. Hope., The Campaign for the San Francisco Family., to ensure that the organization will be available and accessible to San Francisco's homeless and vulnerable families for as long as our services are needed. Under Chris’ wise leadership, deep involvement and dedication to Compass’ mission, we reached our big goal in July of 2021, securing Compass' future and ensuring the organization will remain a deep support for San Francisco families in need!
We are incredibly grateful for Chris and his strong commitment to Compass and the families we serve!