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On March 16th over 250 businesses and individuals supported the 16th Annual Robert ‘Bees’ Prendergast St. Patrick’s Celebration . Thanks to you all, we were able to...
Honor Gene Dellea as the Irish Person of the Year
Present the Berkshire United Way with the Judge John A. Barry Community Service Award
Raise $50,000 to fund our mission!
Honoring Gene Dellea as the Irish Person of the Year
Presenting the Berkshire United Way with the Judge John A. Barry Community Service Award
Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and buffet selections as we honor Gene Dellea as the Irish Person of the Year and presenting the Berkshire United Way with the John A. Barry Community Service Award.
- Door prizes
- Silent auction
- Lively Irish entertainment provided by The Brodie Mountain Boys
- Testimony from a Hillcrest student and their family
Tickets are $50/ea with proceeds benefiting the educational programs at Hillcrest Educational Centers.
Thank you to our lead sponsor for the event, Greylock Federal Credit Union.
The highlight of our evening was hearing from Hillcrest Student Brennan Raymond and his mother, Jennifer. Together, they bravely shared their story. The challenges and difficulties their family experienced before finding the services at Hillcrest are all too common, and we're honored they found a solution in our programs.
Thanks to all who attended to support our organization!Media Coverage of the event can be viewed here.
About Robert "Bees" Prendergast
“Bees” was a founding board member of Hillcrest Educational Centers. He 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.
Eugene A. Dellea
Balance Rock Investment Group
Climate Heating & Cooling
Cohen/Kinne/Valicienti & Cook
Comalli Group, Inc.