Hillcrest has two annual special events that depend on the support of loyal business partners: The Fall Golf Classic held each year in September and the “Bees" Prendergast St Patrick’s Celebration, an evening of great food, Irish entertainment and sharing that takes place each March. With the support of our corporate partners, these events help us to raise the needed funds to strengthen Hillcrest and ensure our kids receive all the resources necessary to find the success and happiness they deserve.
Hillcrest Fall Golf Classic
Held at beautiful Waubeeka Golf Links and surrounded by the spectacular foliage and purple mountains of the Berkshires, the Fall Classic has been a sell-out for the past 5 years and has become one of most successful and player/sponsor friendly events held in the Berkshires each year.
St. Patrick’s Celebration
Named after one of our founding board members, this is a special evening that celebrates the spirit of our kids and the spirit of the Irish. With nearly 300 guests each year (you don’t need to be Irish to attend or support Hillcrest) the event is a great place for your company to show its support of Hillcrest. With Irish music, dancing, food and with testimonials from our kids and thier families, our St. Patrick’s Celebration shares the powerful spirit of our kids and Hillcrest. In addition, the dinner also gives us the opportunity to honor both our “Irish Person of the Year” and our “Judge Barry Community Service Award” recipient.
Contact Us to learn more about becoming involved in these great events to support Hillcrest.
If your company has a matching gifts program, your staff can increase the size of their gift though the corporate match to Hillcrest. Consider inviting and encouraging employee-led fundraising events by matching those proceeds.
Though not a United Way funded agency, your employees can designate Hillcrest to receive their United Way pledge by writing in their designation directly to “Hillcrest Educational Centers".
Combined Federal Campaign
Federal employees, including those serving in the armed forces can support Hillcrest through the Combined Federal Campaign. The designation number for Hillcrest Educational Centers is 62401
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Employee Charitable Campaign (COMECC)
The COMECC program allows Massachusetts state employee to give to Hillcrest or another charity of their choice. The designation number for Hillcrest Educational Centers is 700102
Volunteer/Other Ways to Support
A volunteer project at Hillcrest can be a great way to partner with Hillcrest that not only helps and supports our kids and agency but also provides many benefits to your organization at the same time. Volunteerism is increasingly becoming a key part of many companies philanthropic and public affairs program.
In addition to the difference your company will make by volunteering at Hillcrest, look at some of the great ways your staff and company benefit as well:
- Leveraging Grant Dollars – Directing both a company’s grant dollars and its employees time and talent to the same cause can produce results far greater than either could do on its own.
- Recruitment and Retention Edge – Many companies find that a solid volunteerism program can be an important recruitment and retention tool
- Teamwork – Company sponsored volunteer activities can foster team spirit and allow people to get to know each other outside the workplace
- Leadership – Volunteer opportunities encourage and make available new ways for employees to take on leadership roles.
- New Skills – Volunteering challenges employees to learn new skills that may help their careers.
Contact Us to learn more about how we can partner on a volunteer project to support our kids, Hillcrest and your business.