Was it just a couple of years ago that Molly Bogen retired after serving more than 40 years at The Senior Source? When she started there in 1976, the organization was serving 1,000 older types with two program — the Foster Grandparent Program and the Retired Senior Employment program.
As the baby boomers marched in lock step to AARP status, Molly led the nonprofit to providing services to 30,000 annually with an operating budget of $62M and a range of programs to assist, protect and connect for seniors. Through it all, Molly’s smile, leadership and spirit never dimmed. Over the years, her success was acknowledged by honored with the UTA Distinguished Alumni Award 2008, the Women’s Council’s “Woman of the Year 2013, the Carmen Miller Michael Senior Communities Award in 2014 and the Dallas Historical Society’s 2016 Award Of Excellence for Humanities. Why The Senior Source even named their annual service award “Molly H. Bogen Service Award” last year.
Luckily, the Dallas Historical Society had pull and literally has pulled Molly out of retirement for the time being. It was just revealed that Molly has been named the DHS’s interim director replacing Amy Aldredge.
According to DHS Board of Trustees Chair Bill Helmbrecht, “We are so thankful to Molly for serving as the interim director of the Dallas Historical Society, while we begin a search for a permanent director. Molly brings her extensive experience as the long-standing president and CEO of The Senior Source before retiring in 2016. We have full confidence that under Molly’s leadership our many programs and events will continue to serve the more than 160,000 visitors and 20,000 students we serve each year.”