Hillcroft Services Presents Community Service Award To Bill and Gloria Gaither

(L-R): Bill Gaither, Gloria Gaither, and Hillcroft board member Brenda Lloyd. Photo provided.(L-R): Bill Gaither, Gloria Gaither, and Hillcroft board member Brenda Lloyd. Photo provided.

By: Genet Soule—

Muncie, INHillcroft Services, Inc., a local provider of services for the developmentally disabled, hosted its Annual Client and Staff Thanksgiving Appreciation Luncheon at Union Chapel Ministries’ Oneighty Center on Friday, November 3rd. Nearly 500 clients, staff and community partners attended, making it one of the largest events held at the Oneighty Center.

During the luncheon, Debbie Bennett, Hillcroft President and CEO, presented Bill & Gloria Gaither with Hillcroft’s Community Service Award. The award recognizes those who have made a significant investment of time, talent and treasure to further Hillcroft’s mission.

The Gaithers are multi-award winning, world-renowned gospel music performers with careers that span over 50 years. Yet, in the midst of their busy schedules, they found time to share their special kind of love with a local community human service agency – Hillcroft Services – and to touch the lives of our clients. Gloria and Bill generously invested treasure in Hillcroft’s building expansion project and they have provided their own and their staff’s time, talent, and resources – equipment and studio time – to create three videos to encourage others to support Hillcroft. (See sample below.)

“On behalf of everyone affiliated with Hillcroft Services, I would like to deeply thank Bill and Gloria Gaither for recognizing the ‘ability in disability’ by presenting you with Hillcroft’s 2017 Community Service Award,” said Bennett who with Hillcroft Board Chair, Brenda Lloyd, honored the Gaithers.


Hillcroft Services, Inc. provides residential, employment and community support services to individuals with developmental disabilities 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 Services encompasses several divisions: ABA Clinic, Creativity Unlimited, Hillcroft Industries and Reliable Transport. It is also a provider of residential and therapy services.  www.hillcroft.org