For three decades The Senior Source has held its Spirit of Generations Luncheon to honor an individual or group of individuals who “have contributed significantly in thoughts, words and deeds to all generations of the greater Dallas community. ”
For its 30th anniversary, the 2024 Spirit of Generations Luncheon on Friday, March 1, will honor a couple of sweethearts — Louise and Guy Griffeth.
The pair has supported the community individually and as a couple “through philanthropic leadership in organizations such as Salvation Army, Crystal Charity Ball, Equest, the Texas State History Museum Foundation, Kappa Kappa Gamma Tablescapes, Junior League of Dallas, The Salesmanship Club and the Saint Michael’s Farmers Market.
This year’s fundraiser at the Hilton Anatole will be a “special game show” honoring the Griffeths as well as a tip of the hat to past recipients.
According to The Senior Source President/CEO Stacey Malcolmson, “All have been champions of our organization by drawing attention to our mission, and we want to thank them in a fun and irreverent way. This luncheon has a reputation for being highly entertaining, and this year will be no different!”
In addition to the fun, other highlights of the day will be the Molly H. Bogen Service Award to Betty and John R. Taylor Jr. and John R. Taylor III for “more than 40 years of involvement and support of The Senior Source.”
Past honorees Jan and Fred Hegi‘s daughters-in-law Amy Hegi and Libby Hegi will serve as event chair and individual underwriting chair, respectively. Joining the Hegi ladies will be corporate underwriting committee members Kyle Miller, Blake Estess and Mike Sweet, all of whose family members have been honored in the past.
As Amy explained, “Peter and I, along with our extended family, have been involved for many years, and the organization’s mission is a very personal one. What I’ve realized is that although I may not need it now, my in-laws do, my parents do and one day we will too. What The Senior Source is doing today will help all of us when we need them in the future. Our support today is paying it forward in a big way.”
Stacey added, “In 30 years, this event has brought in more than $20MM, not only allowing The Senior Source to better serve their clients but also grow to serve more than 25,000 seniors each year. We couldn’t have better honorees than Louise and Guy to push this revenue even higher.”