Tag Archive | St. Patricks Day

A Successful Robert “Bees” Prendergast Reception

2016 St. PatsWith incredible support from the Berkshire community, Hillcrest raised $60,000 from the annual St. Patrick’s gala held on March 18th at the Country Club of Pittsfield. Over 240 businesses and individuals supported the event through their attendance, sponsorships, and donated auction items.

President of the Massachusetts State Senate, Senator Stanley Rosenberg, was presented with the “Irish Person of the Year” award. The Pittsfield UNICO was honored with the “Judge John A. Barry Award” for Community Service.

To highlight the event, attendees had the opportunity to hear directly from a 15 year old Hillcrest student, Mister Shaw, who shared his journey of losing his family in a fire and experienced numerous failed placements. His foster parent also shared an amazing story of resilience and how his son has overcome so many obstacles.

Coming from foster care himself, Senator Rosenberg is working on the Kids’ First initiative, and believes that Hillcrest is part of the continuum by helping kids to live the best lives they can. He shared a sentiment describing the feeling of helping children in their time of need, “if you lose but one child, it is as though you lost the whole word, but if you save one child it’s like you saved the whole world”.

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Greylock Federal Credit Union Donates $12,500 to Hillcrest Educational Foundation

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

Greylock Federal Credit Union Donates $12,500 to Hillcrest Educational Foundation

PITTSFIELD, Mass. Apr. 27, 2016 – Greylock Federal Credit Union has donated $12,500 to Hillcrest Educational Foundation in support of our Annual “Bees” Prendergast Reception and Hillcrest Dental Care’s program to provide dental health education in local schools.

The 2016 Annual St. Patrick’s Reception was held at the Country Club of Pittsfield on March 18, with a great show of support from the local community, including Greylock Federal Credit Union, who was the lead sponsor of the event.

Throughout February and March Hillcrest Dental Care gave presentations at 8 local schools and day care centers to educate children on the importance of oral health and the role it plays in a person’s overall health. We’re proud to have reached 479 students during this time and look forward to continuing the program next year!

Hillcrest’s Director of Development and Community Relations, Tim Gallagher said of the generous donation, “Greylock continuously steps up to the plate and supports our efforts in creating a healthier community here in Berkshire County”.

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About Hillcrest Educational Foundation, Inc.:

A top area employer, Hillcrest Educational Foundation is a local, private not-for-profit parent company of three subsidiaries and one affiliate agency. They include:

  • Hillcrest Educational Centers, Inc. providing therapeutic treatment and special education to children and adolescents with unique psychological and learning needs in Berkshire County, Massachusetts and the Northeast. Their campuses include a day student academy, and autism program, and three residential schools.
  • Hillcrest Community Support Services offers a broad range of psychological services, counseling and evaluations for individuals, families and schools in Berkshire County through Hillcrest Community Support Services.
  • Hillcrest Dental Care, Inc. is a complete general family dentistry practice and the largest provider in Western Massachusetts of oral healthcare services to MassHealth recipients and special needs patients. Hillcrest Dental Care has two locations; one in Pittsfield, MA and one in North Adams, MA
  • Berkshire County Kids’ Place and Violence Prevention Center, Inc., an affiliate of Hillcrest, is a fully accredited Children’s Advocacy Center for child abuse victims and their non-offending family members located at 63 Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield, MA.

Hillcrest’s Administrative Offices are located at 788 South Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201. More information is available at www.hillcrestec.org or by contacting Katrina Cardillo, kcardillo@hillcrestec.org or (413) 499-7924 x114. Hillcrest can also be found on Facebook.

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

 

Hillcrest Educational Centers Raises Over $60,000 from Annual St. Patrick’s Gala

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                    

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

Hillcrest Educational Centers Raises Over $60,000 from Annual St. Patrick’s Gala

PITTSFIELD, Mass. Apr. 5, 2016 – Hillcrest Educational Centers raised about $60,000 from their annual St. Patrick’s gala held on March 18th 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.

Over 240 businesses and individuals supported the event through their attendance, sponsorships and donated auction items. To highlight the event, attendees had the opportunity to hear directly from a 15 year old Hillcrest student who shared his journey of losing his family in a fire and being in and out of failed placements. His foster parent also told an amazing story of resilience and how his son has overcome so many obstacles.

President of the Massachusetts State Senate, Senator Stanley Rosenberg, was selected for the “Irish Person of the Year” award and UNICO was honored with the “Judge John A. Barry Award” for Community Service.

Hillcrest’s Director of Development and Community Relations, Tim Gallagher, said of the event, “The challenge of meeting the incredible treatment needs of the children we serve is a continuous process. We feel honored that the individuals and businesses in this community understand this need and have consistently supported Hillcrest. This event was one of our most successful to date and we thank each and every person for their help in recreating the future of the children we serve”.

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About Hillcrest Educational Foundation, Inc.:

A top area employer, Hillcrest Educational Foundation is a local, private not-for-profit parent company of three subsidiaries and one affiliate agency. They include:

  • Hillcrest Educational Centers, Inc. providing therapeutic treatment and special education to children and adolescents with unique psychological and learning needs in Berkshire County, Massachusetts and the Northeast. Their campuses include a day student academy, and autism program, and three residential schools.
  • Hillcrest Community Support Services offers a broad range of psychological services, counseling and evaluations for individuals, families and schools in Berkshire County through Hillcrest Community Support Services.
  • Hillcrest Dental Care, Inc. is a complete general family dentistry practice and the largest provider in Western Massachusetts of oral healthcare services to MassHealth recipients and special needs patients. Hillcrest Dental Care has two locations; one in Pittsfield, MA and one in North Adams, MA
  • Berkshire County Kids’ Place and Violence Prevention Center, Inc., an affiliate of Hillcrest, is a fully accredited Children’s Advocacy Center for child abuse victims and their non-offending family members located at 63 Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield, MA.

Hillcrest’s Administrative Offices are located at 788 South Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201. More information is available at www.hillcrestec.org or by contacting Katrina Cardillo, kcardillo@hillcrestec.org or (413) 499-7924 x114. Hillcrest can also be found on Facebook.

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

 

15th Annual Robert “Bees” Prendergast Reception

St Pats 1This annual celebration has become one of our most popular events! Scheduled for March 18th, 2016 at the Country Club of Pittsfield from 6-9 p.m., this festive event draws dignitaries from across the state for a memorable evening that includes a treasure packed auction, live entertainment, and the presentation of the Judge John A. Barry and the Irish Person of the Year awards.

SRThis year we are honoring the President of the Massachusetts State Senate, Senator Stanley C. Rosenberg. Senator Rosenberg was unanimously elected by his colleagues to be the 93rd President of the Massachusetts Senate on January 7, 2015. Since his first election, Senator Rosenberg has remained deeply committed to improving the lives of the people of Massachusetts. We are proud that Senator Rosenberg has accepted this recognition and look forward to presenting him with this honor. 


 

 

 

Event Details:

This event is open to the public.

Tickets are $50 per person and includes registration, schedule of events and food.

If you haven’t received your invitation yet, they will be arriving shortly. 



If you would like to learn more or register online for this event, please go to: bit.ly/2016StPats



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Hillcrest Educational Centers to Hold 15th Annual St. Patrick’s Celebration

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

Hillcrest Educational Centers to Hold 15th Annual St. Patrick’s Celebration

 PITTSFIELD, Mass. Feb. 16, 2016—Hillcrest Educational Centers’ 15th Annual Robert ‘Bees’ Prendergast St. Patrick’s Celebration will take place Friday, March 18, 2016, at the Country Club of Pittsfield from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tickets for the celebration are $50 each. Proceeds will benefit the educational programs at Hillcrest Educational Centers. The lead sponsor for the event is Greylock Federal Credit Union with additional support from Berkshire Bank and Rowley Fuel.

In keeping with the event’s Celtic traditions, Hillcrest will honor President of the Massachusetts State Senate, Senator Stanley C. Rosenberg as their Irish Person of the Year.

Senator Stanley C. Rosenberg was elected 93rd President of the Massachusetts Senate by his colleagues in January, 2015. Throughout his career in public service, he has remained steadfastly committed to Massachusetts values – like supporting working families, protecting our environment, increasing government transparency, and ensuring all students have the opportunity to succeed. Stan’s attention seldom strays far from fighting for working families and growing our economy from the bottom up. As Chair of the Senate Committee on Ways & Means, he passed a long-overdue wage hike for the Commonwealth’s lowest-paid human service workers. His tireless work to increase funding for education from early childhood to college has driven the creation of an innovation economy which keeps Massachusetts competitive. In 1998 he secured passage of the first Massachusetts Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) with a state match of 15% of the federal credit. In 2015, he spearheaded the first EITC increase since its inception, helping over 400,000 working families by increasing it to 23% of the federal level.

Additionally, Hillcrest will present the Judge John A. Barry Community Service Award to UNICO of Pittsfield. The group is very active and lives by the National motto “Service Above Self”. They have provided assistance to the sick and needy and grant educational scholarships to local high school seniors as well as continuing education students.

Hillcrest President and CEO, Gerard Burke, said, “This annual event honors Robert ‘Bees’ Prendergast, a founding board member of Hillcrest Educational Centers. Bees was a modest, optimistic and generous man who was a strong advocate of children and education. Hillcrest’s legacy of treating and educating children and helping those in need is firmly rooted in his beliefs and commitments. In the spirit of Bees and to honor those who today encapsulate these same traits, we carry on his love of hosting Irish celebrations”.

The reception features, heavy hors d’oeuvres, buffet selections, door prizes, a silent auction, and Irish entertainment provided by The Brodie Mountain Boys.

To purchase tickets, you can go online at 15thannualstpats.eventbrite.com or contact Tim Gallagher, Hillcrest’s Director of Development and Community Relations, at 413-499-7924 ext. 133 or email tgallagher@hillcrestec.org to be sent an electronic invitation.

About Hillcrest Educational Foundation, Inc.:

A top area employer, Hillcrest Educational Foundation is a local, private not-for-profit parent company of three subsidiaries and one affiliate agency. They include:

  • Hillcrest Educational Centers, Inc. providing therapeutic treatment and special education to children and adolescents with unique psychological and learning needs in Berkshire County, Massachusetts and the Northeast. Their campuses include a day student academy, and autism program, and three residential schools.
  • Hillcrest Community Support Services offers a broad range of psychological services, counseling and evaluations for individuals, families and schools in Berkshire County through Hillcrest Community Support Services.
  • Hillcrest Dental Care, Inc. is a complete general family dentistry practice and the largest provider in Western Massachusetts of oral healthcare services to MassHealth recipients and special needs patients. Hillcrest Dental Care has two locations; one in Pittsfield, MA and one in North Adams, MA
  • Berkshire County Kids’ Place and Violence Prevention Center, Inc., an affiliate of Hillcrest, is a fully accredited Children’s Advocacy Center for child abuse victims and their non-offending family members located at 63 Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield, MA.

Hillcrest’s Administrative Offices are located at 788 South Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201. More information is available at www.hillcrestec.org or by contacting Katrina Cardillo, kcardillo@hillcrestec.org or (413) 499-7924 x114. Hillcrest can also be found on Facebook.

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

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                    

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”.

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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 www.hillcrestec.org.

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