Administrative Offices
788 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
(413) 499-7924
Public Notice - Joint Commission
For Immediate Release
Hillcrest Educational Foundation, Inc.
788 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Hillcrest Awarded $5000 Grant from Massachusetts Bankers Association

PITTSFIELD, Mass. Jan. 26, 2015–The Massachusetts Bankers Association (MBA) Charitable Foundation has awarded Hillcrest Educational Centers (HEC) a $5000 unrestricted grant during its annual year-end community grant season.  

The MBA awarded deserving social service agencies 37 grants in 2014 totaling a record amount of $152,500. Their foundation has given a lifetime total of $1.9 million over its 18-year history. Its membership consists of 170 Massachusetts and New England banks. 

The grant awarded to Hillcrest will be used for their 2015 Annual Campaign.  

Jerry Burke, CEO of Hillcrest Educational Foundation, states “This generous grant from MBA will help Hillcrest to continue providing enhanced treatments and education for our children.”  


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  

About Massachusetts Bankers Association
The Massachusetts Bankers Association Charitable Foundation awards are symbolic of the many individual donations banks make on a regular basis to organizations and causes in their local communities.  In addition to the more than $61 million a year given by Massachusetts banks to local charities, MBA member bank employees contribute thousands of volunteer hours across the Commonwealth.

The Massachusetts Bankers Association represents approximately 170 commercial, savings and co-operative banks and savings and loan institutions located in Massachusetts and elsewhere in New England.    

Media Contacts:

Hillcrest Educational Foundation, Inc.
Katrina Cardillo
Director of Communications
413-499-7924 ext. 114  

Massachusetts Bankers Association
Bruce Spitzer
Director of Communications