Deb and John Gross

John and Deb Gross are long time Chicago residents and active in a host of philanthropies and civic activities. They are also avid collectors of Studio Art Glass and are associated with the Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, Washington where Mrs. Gross sits on the Board of Trustees. Mr. Gross is CEO of Newcastle Properties LLC, a national real estate investment firm, based in the Chicago area.  He is also on the Board of Trustees for One Million Degrees, a Chicago-based organization which empowers low-income, highly motivated community college students to succeed in school, in work, and in life. Together, they were one of the co-chairs of the GAS conference held in Chicago earlier this year.