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Hillcrest Educational Centers Raises Over $50,000 from Annual St. Patrick’s Gala

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Hillcrest Educational Foundation, Inc.                                                          
788 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Hillcrest Educational Centers Raises Over $50,000 from Annual St. Patrick’s Gala

PITTSFIELD, Mass. Mar. 31, 2015 – Hillcrest Educational Centers raised over $50,000 from their annual St. Patrick’s gala held on March 19th at the Country Club of Pittsfield. The generous lead sponsor for the event was Greylock Federal Credit Union. Other major community sponsors included General Dynamics Mission Systems, Rowley Fuel Company and Berkshire Bank.

One hundred and thirty businesses and individuals supported the event through sponsorships and donated auction items. Attendees had the opportunity to hear directly from a Hillcrest student who shared her personal journey. Honored during the well-attended evening were Massachusetts Representative, John Scibak, for the Irish” person of the Year Award and George Haddad and D. Michael Coggins of Haddad Dealerships for the Judge John A. Barry Award for Community Service.

Hillcrest’s President and CEO, Jerry Burke, said of the event, “Our St. Patrick’s event is just another example of how the Berkshire community supports our endeavors, and for that we are truly grateful”.


About Hillcrest Educational Foundation
A top area employer, Hillcrest Educational Foundation is a private not-for-profit agency, serving students from across the country. Hillcrest was started as an organization that provided residential programs for students with complex psychiatric, behavioral and/or developmental disorders, including autism, and a variety of high-risk behaviors. While the agency still provides these residential services, today Hillcrest also offers nonresidential day programs and services for emotionally/behaviorally disturbed students at their Housatonic Academy, general family dentistry at Hillcrest Dental Care and outpatient mental health services for children, adolescents and adults through Hillcrest Community Support Services. Hillcrest’s Administrative Offices are located at 788 South Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201. More information is available at

Media Contact:
Hillcrest Educational Centers, Inc.
Katrina Cardillo
Director of Communications
413-499-7924 ext. 114

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