Molly Hilligoss has been leading Habitat for Humanity of Wicomico County as its Executive Director since 2015. In that time, 16 families have been served with affordable home ownership and she expanded the Roof & Repair program to include Aging in Place initiatives. She has built the agencies capacity to serve more low-income families by partnering with the Social Work Department and AmeriCorps programs at Salisbury University adding five new jobs at the agency. With her marketing background, she revamped the advertising of the ReStore Thrift shop to help grow sales to over $424,000 a year, a key driving force in the funding of Wicomico Habitat’s construction program. She is skilled at grant management with the largest award recently accepted of $244,000 by the Maryland Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention in 2020.
She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Penn State University and her MBA from the University of Maryland, University College.
Her past non-profit work included board and leadership appointments with Furnace Town, and the Worcester County Tourism Board. She serves as the President for Soroptimist International of Salisbury (2020-2021) and Treasurer for the Wicomico Rotary Club (2020-2021). In her free time, she likes to cook, garden, read, paint landscapes, and play with her dogs. Collectively, she and her husband have 4 children and 2 grandchildren.