Official Press Release:
Kickoff Event Celebrates First Campaign In 65-Year History
On Thursday May 3rd, Hillcroft Services announced the public phase of their $9.2 million Building Better Futures capital campaign as part of a kickoff celebration in front of many campaign contributors, community leaders, board members, staff and media. To date, $8.1 million in funding has been secured leaving $1.1 million as the remaining goal of the public campaign.
While announcing the campaign to the event attendees, Hillcroft Services President and CEO, Debbie Bennett, stated, “This is the first time in its 65-year history that Hillcroft has called upon the public for this kind of support and the response to the call to action thus far has been tremendous, but we still need your help.”
The Building Better Futures campaign will allow Hillcroft to:
- Consolidate services from several sites into one, providing Hillcroft the opportunity to better serve clients on one main campus with greater accessibility.
- Remodel the existing space at the Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) Clinic offering the opportunity for increased capacity, allowing Hillcroft to begin serving more children on the autism spectrum.
- Create an additional 100 new jobs by December of 2024.
- Increase growth in our manufacturing division, Hillcroft Industries, by employing individuals
without disabilities to work alongside our clients, creating a fully integrated work setting.
Board of Directors Chair Jeff Helm, stated, “Hillcroft has a waiting list of community residents who need their services. Lack of space is the only reason these clients are not being served. The Hillcroft team is asking the community to help them serve even more clients to be able to further expand their innovative work.” Helm added, “Hillcroft has modeled good stewardship, demonstrating excellent and innovative service to thousands of clients over decades at their Streeter Avenue facility. Removing the space constraints will free Hillcroft to raise the bar even higher.”
Campaign Co-Chair Andy Bowne, stated, “We are at a point in our campaign to go public, meaning that we can see the finish line and it’s a beautiful representation of the very best of East Central Indiana. The investment of donors, whether large or not as large, is an affirmation of the important work that Hillcroft does each and every day. I’m so pleased to be a part of this team… and our family is better because of Hillcroft!”
Campaign Co-Chair Chris Cook, added, “I am excited to work with Hillcroft to make this project a reality. Hillcroft does tremendous work in our community and has never asked for the community’s support in this way. The completion of this project will provide Hillcroft the ability to increase the opportunities to serve those with special needs.”
While they embark on the public phase of the Building Better Futures campaign. Hillcroft is looking forward to watching the community join with them in investing in the future of Hillcroft Services’ facility consolidation and expansion to better serve the needs of those with disabilities in our community for the next 65 years and beyond.
About Hillcroft Services
Hillcroft Services, Inc. provides residential, employment, and community support services to individuals with disabilities in several counties in East Central Indiana. The mission of Hillcroft is: “To provide innovative services and supports for People with disabilities and their families; resulting in extraordinary differences in People’s lives.” Hillcroft is focused on creating a culture of strong values, understanding the importance of ethical behavior, and maintaining high quality services to the people we serve.
If you would like more information on how you can support Hillcroft Services and the Building Better Futures capital campaign, please visit http://www.hillcroft.org/contribute/ or contact Dan Wolfert at 765- 284-4166 Ext. 1108 or firstname.lastname@example.org.