Event Details

 19th Annual

"Bees" Prendergast

St. Patrick's Celebration 

March 16, 2023


Country Club of Pittsfield

Our Honorees

Irish Person Of The Year

State Representative

William "Smitty" Pignatelli

Judge John. A Barry Community Service Award

Feigenbaum Foundation


Berkshire Health Systems

About Bees Pendergast

Robert “Bees” Prendergast was 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 was 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.

About Hillcrest Educational Centers

Hillcrest Educational Centers is a Berkshire County wide private not-for-profit organization, that provides therapeutic treatment and special education to children and adolescents with unique psychological and learning needs, to children not just from the Berkshires but the entire Northeast. Our programs include a day student academy and boys and girls residential treatment programs and an Autism Treatment Program. We are also a resource for a broad range of psychological services, counseling and evaluations for individuals, families and schools in Berkshire County through Hillcrest Community Support Services. Hillcrest also operates Hillcrest Dental Care, Inc., a complete general family dentistry practice. Hillcrest Dental Care is the largest provider in Western Massachusetts of oral healthcare services to MassHealth and special needs patients. In 2010, Hillcrest formalized an affiliation with Berkshire County Kids’ Place and Violence Prevention Center, Inc., a fully accredited Children’s Advocacy Center for child abuse victims. Hillcrests’ Administrative Offices are located at 788 South Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201. More information is available at www.hillcrestec.org or by contacting Jonathan Kellogg, jkellogg@hillcrestec.org or (413) 499-7924 x133 to arrange for a tour of the programs.