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Big Brothers Big Sisters Forms New Alumni + Friends Association

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

 

Rebecca Joseph, Co-Founder Alumni & Friends Association and Middle Market Underwriter for Hanover Insurance Group, Melanie Perreault, Coordinator, BBBS

As part of Big Brothers Big Sisters National Organization’s “Reunite Now” campaign, former mentors “Bigs” and mentees “Littles” are being encouraged to reconnect with the organization and each other. In Worcester, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/Metrowest has taken it a step further and is seeking young professionals age 21-40 who want to make a difference in the lives of at-risk kids.

“Last year, we celebrated our 50th anniversary and realized that we have a vast network of current and former Bigs who are passionate about our mission and want to help promote our agency in any way they can," explained Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/Metrowest CEO Jeffrey Chin. "With the help of some great young, ambitious, and local professionals who are either current or former Bigs, we formed the Alumni & Friends Association. The newly formed Alumni & Friends Association will provide a unique networking opportunity for young professionals, age 21-40, who live or work in the 40 communities throughout Worcester County and Metrowest/Middlesex County that we serve.”

Creating Opportunities to reconnect

Alumni & Friends Association members will be able to get involved with volunteer projects to help Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/Metrowest further its mission. This may include fundraising events, volunteering for agency events, mentoring, organizing trainings for Bigs/Littles, and more. CEO Chin wanted to create an opportunity for past Littles to reconnect with the program and reengage with the community. This program will offer them a way to connect with the agency or be mentored until they are ready to fly and become Bigs themselves.

According to co-founder (and Big) Rebecca Joseph of Hanover Insurance Group, “We are planning quarterly events, and ultimately monthly events, focused on benefiting BBBS as well as providing that invaluable local networking community for young professionals. When Jeff approached me to start the group, I thought it was a great idea.”

The first Alumni & Friends Association event, held at Jillian's of Worcester in February of 2014, collected crafts and games to help out local programs and provided time for young professionals to network. The initial event drew staff from area companies such as Hanover Insurance and Unum. The next event for Alumni & Friends will support the “The Big Celebration” BBBS annual fundraiser on May 31st. The event will be held at the Collings Foundation Aviation Museum in Stowe. Alumni & Friends is helping by collecting donations from local businesses for silent auction items as well as donations of gift cards in any denomination.

Seeking under-40 professionals

Under-40 professionals from throughout the area are invited to step up and be the Friends part of the Alumni & Friends Association. The organization will help young professionals create a close network of peers while being given the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of kids at risk. Members can act as mentors or help with promotion, recruitment, or fundraising while expanding their network of social or professional connections.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/Metrowest offers site-based mentoring so that volunteers like Joseph are able to meet with their Little Brother or Little Sister at lunch at their school. The agency matches local volunteers with children at school-based or after-school sites. After being matched, each Big and Little will choose a time and meet once a week, typically for about an hour. The matches will be able to engage in activities of their choice at the site, such as going to the gym to play basketball or doing arts and crafts together. Periodically, a Match Support Specialist will check in with the Big and Little and offer support, suggestions, and opportunities for the match to engage in. Community-based mentoring is also offered.

This innovative pairing appeals strongly to corporations as it allows their employees to do something great for the community and give back during their work day. The site-based program is reliable, convenient, and enables executives to do community service in urban areas. It also has an unexpected benefit for the corporations. According to Chin, “corporations that partner have found it improves productivity and retention of their employees who work better, stay happier, and as a result, stay longer!”

For Joseph, life is richer because of her involvement in the organization. “My Little is now in 4th grade. Her perspective on life is so different from mine. Seeing things through her eyes and sharing her excitement keeps me engaged in the program. Worcester Arts Magnet School has such a great art program. As a dancer, I love assisting kids with their dance and singing routines and seeing the joy on their faces. It makes me feel so good to share that hour every week.”

To become a member of the Alumni & Friends Association, contact Melanie Perreault at [email protected] or (508) 353-9570.

 

Related Slideshow: The Most and Least Charitable Communities in Central MA

Below are the most—and least—charitable towns in Central Massachusetts. Towns were ranked by how much of local median discretionary income was donated to a charitable cause. The data is taken from the Chronicle for Philanthropy, using IRS records on charitable giving as reported on individual tax returns in 2008, the latest available year.

For each listed town, the total contributions are provided, along with the median contribution, the median discretionary income, and the percent donated. A state and national ranking is also included. State rankings are based on the percent of income donated, while national rankings are based on total contributions. 

Note: No data was available for the towns of Tolland, Phillipstown, and Templeton.

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#70

Hardwick

Total Contributions: $259,111
Median Contribution: $696
Median Income: $53,938
Percent of Income Given: 1.29%

State Ranking: 70 out of 70

National Ranking: 21,504 out of 28,725 communities
 
Note: Data is from 2008 tax returns, the latest available at time of study.
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#69

Winchendon

Total Contributions: $1.3 million
Median Contribution: $743
Median Income: $46,261
Percent of Income Given: 1.61%

State Ranking: 69 out of 70

National Ranking: 12,884 out of 28,725 communities
 
Note: Data is from 2008 tax returns, the latest available at time of study.
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#68

Townsend

Total Contributions: $1.6 million
Median Contribution: $953
Median Income: $57,464
Percent of Income Given: 1.66%

State Ranking: 68 out of 70

National Ranking: 12,031 out of 28,725 communities
 
Note: Data is from 2008 tax returns, the latest available at time of study.
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#67

Webster

Total Contributions: $3.4 million
Median Contribution: $905
Median Income: $51,530
Percent of Income Given: 1.76%

State Ranking: 67 out of 70

National Ranking: 8,649 out of 28,725 communities
 
Note: Data is from 2008 tax returns, the latest available at time of study.
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#66

Oxford

Total Contributions: $2.2 million
Median Contribution: $954
Median Income: $52,317
Percent of Income Given: 1.82%

State Ranking: 66 out of 70

National Ranking: 10,451 out of 28,725 communities
 
Note: Data is from 2008 tax returns, the latest available at time of study.
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#65

Millville

Total Contributions: $704,334
Median Contribution: $1,018
Median Income: $53,039
Percent of Income Given: 1.92%

State Ranking: 65 out of 70

National Ranking: 15,985 out of 28,725 communities
 
Note: Data is from 2008 tax returns, the latest available at time of study.
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#64

Shirley

Total Contributions: $1.4 million
Median Contribution: $1,060
Median Income: $54,521
Percent of Income Given: 1.94%

State Ranking: 64 out of 70

National Ranking: 12,498 out of 28,725 communities
 
Note: Data is from 2008 tax returns, the latest available at time of study.
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#63

Athol

Total Contributions: $1.3 million
Median Contribution: $849
Median Income: $43,305
Percent of Income Given: 1.96%

State Ranking: 63 out of 70

National Ranking: 12,803 out of 28,725 communities
 
Note: Data is from 2008 tax returns, the latest available at time of study.
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#62

Blackstone

Total Contributions: $1.7 million
Median Contribution: $995
Median Income: $50,702
Percent of Income Given: 1.962%

State Ranking: 62 out of 70

National Ranking: 11,753 out of 28,725 communities
 
Note: Data is from 2008 tax returns, the latest available at time of study.
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#61

Gardner

Total Contributions: $2.6 million
Median Contribution: $916
Median Income: $46,113
Percent of Income Given: 1.99%

State Ranking: 61 out of 70

National Ranking: 9,870 out of 28,725 communities
 
Note: Data is from 2008 tax returns, the latest available at time of study.
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#60

Rutland

Total Contributions: $2.4 million
Median Contribution: $1,202
Median Income: $60,363
Percent of Income Given: 1.991%

State Ranking: 60 out of 70

National Ranking: 10,081 out of 28,725 communities
 
Note: Data is from 2008 tax returns, the latest available at time of study.
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#59

Ayer

Total Contributions: $1.4 million
Median Contribution: $1,079
Median Income: $53,719
Percent of Income Given: 2.0%

State Ranking: 59 out of 70

National Ranking:12,663  out of 28,725 communities
 
Note: Data is from 2008 tax returns, the latest available at time of study.
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#58

Brimfield

Total Contributions: $909,441
Median Contribution: $1,152
Median Income: $55,660
Percent of Income Given: 2.07%

State Ranking: 58 out of 70

National Ranking: 14,655 out of 28,725 communities
 
Note: Data is from 2008 tax returns, the latest available at time of study.
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#57

Douglas 

Total Contributions: $2.5 million
Median Contribution: $1,188
Median Income: $57,321
Percent of Income Given: 2.072%

State Ranking: 57 out of 70

National Ranking: 10,065 out of 28,725 communities
 
Note: Data is from 2008 tax returns, the latest available at time of study.
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#56

Ware

Total Contributions: $1.2 million
Median Contribution: $937
Median Income: $45,091
Percent of Income Given: 2.078%

State Ranking: 56 out of 70

National Ranking: 13,234 out of 28,725 communities
 
Note: Data is from 2008 tax returns, the latest available at time of study.
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#55

Bellingham

Total Contributions: $4.6 million
Median Contribution: $1,136
Median Income: $54,602
Percent of Income Given: 2.08%

State Ranking: 55 out of 70

National Ranking: 7,372 out of 28,725 communities
 
Note: Data is from 2008 tax returns, the latest available at time of study.
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#54

Palmer

Total Contributions: $1.4 million
Median Contribution: $1,030
Median Income: $49,163
Percent of Income Given: 2.09%

State Ranking: 54 out of 70

National Ranking: 12,677 out of 28,725 communities
 
Note: Data is from 2008 tax returns, the latest available at time of study.
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#53

Ashburnham

Total Contributions: $1.7 million
Median Contribution: $1,127
Median Income: $53,359
Percent of Income Given: 2.1%

State Ranking: 53 out of 70

National Ranking: 11,642 out of 28,725 communities
 
Note: Data is from 2008 tax returns, the latest available at time of study.
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#52

Mendon

Total Contributions: $2.9 million
Median Contribution: $1,538
Median Income: $71,929
Percent of Income Given: 2.13%

State Ranking: 52 out of 70

National Ranking: 9,378 out of 28,725 communities
 
Note: Data is from 2008 tax returns, the latest available at time of study.
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#51

Orange

Total Contributions: $591,748
Median Contribution: $906
Median Income: $42,190
Percent of Income Given: 2.14%

State Ranking: 51 out of 70

National Ranking: 16,955 out of 28,725 communities
 
Note: Data is from 2008 tax returns, the latest available at time of study.
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#50

Sutton

Total Contributions: $4.3 million
Median Contribution: $1,475
Median Income: $68,595
Percent of Income Given: 2.150%

State Ranking: 50 out of 70

National Ranking: 7,595 out of 28,725 communities
 
Note: Data is from 2008 tax returns, the latest available at time of study.
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#49

Leicester

Total Contributions: $1.5 million
Median Contribution: $1,133
Median Income: $52,650
Percent of Income Given: 2.151%

State Ranking: 49 out of 70

National Ranking: 12,127 out of 28,725 communities
 
Note: Data is from 2008 tax returns, the latest available at time of study.
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#48

Hopedale

Total Contributions: $2.2 million
Median Contribution: $1,328
Median Income: $61,554
Percent of Income Given: 2.158%

State Ranking: 48 out of 70

National Ranking: 10,500 out of 28,725 communities
 
Note: Data is from 2008 tax returns, the latest available at time of study.
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#47

Millbury

Total Contributions: $2.9 million
Median Contribution: $1,169
Median Income: $54,141
Percent of Income Given: 2.16%

State Ranking: 47 out of 70

National Ranking: 9,358 out of 28,725 communities
 
Note: Data is from 2008 tax returns, the latest available at time of study.
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#46

Brookfield

Total Contributions: $565,595
Median Contribution: $1,064
Median Income: $48,614
Percent of Income Given: 2.19%

State Ranking: 46 out of 70

National Ranking: 17,221 out of 28,725 communities
 
Note: Data is from 2008 tax returns, the latest available at time of study.
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#45

Upton

Total Contributions: $3.2 million
Median Contribution: $1,610
Median Income: $73,101
Percent of Income Given: 2.20%

State Ranking: 45 out of 70

National Ranking: 8,924 out of 28,725 communities
 
Note: Data is from 2008 tax returns, the latest available at time of study.
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#44

Dudley

Total Contributions: $2.8 million
Median Contribution: $1,229
Median Income: $55,533
Percent of Income Given: 2.21%

State Ranking: 44 out of 70

National Ranking: 9,546 out of 28,725 communities
 
Note: Data is from 2008 tax returns, the latest available at time of study.
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#43

West Brookfield

Total Contributions: $1.3 million
Median Contribution: $1,143
Median Income: $51,128
Percent of Income Given: 2.23%

State Ranking: 43 out of 70

National Ranking: 13,096 out of 28,725 communities
 
Note: Data is from 2008 tax returns, the latest available at time of study.
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#42

Hubbardston

Total Contributions: $1.3 million
Median Contribution: $1,257
Median Income: $55,991
Percent of Income Given: 2.245%

State Ranking: 42 out of 70

National Ranking: 12,929 out of 28,725 communities
 
Note: Data is from 2008 tax returns, the latest available at time of study.
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#41

Hudson

Total Contributions: $5.5 million
Median Contribution: $1,304
Median Income: $58,001
Percent of Income Given: 2.248%

State Ranking: 41 out of 70

National Ranking: 6,571 out of 28,725 communities
 
Note: Data is from 2008 tax returns, the latest available at time of study.
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#40

Charlton

Total Contributions: $4 million
Median Contribution: $1,393
Median Income: $61,121
Percent of Income Given: 2.28%

State Ranking: 40 out of 70

National Ranking: 7,894 out of 28,725 communities
 
Note: Data is from 2008 tax returns, the latest available at time of study.
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#39

Sturbridge

Total Contributions: $2.5 million
Median Contribution: $1,508
Median Income: $65,859
Percent of Income Given: 2.29%

State Ranking: 39 out of 70

National Ranking: 9,969 out of 28,725 communities
 
Note: Data is from 2008 tax returns, the latest available at time of study.
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#38

Spencer

Total Contributions: $2.1 million
Median Contribution: $1,165
Median Income: $50,479
Percent of Income Given: 2.30%

State Ranking: 38 out of 70

National Ranking: 10,802 out of 28,725 communities
 
Note: Data is from 2008 tax returns, the latest available at time of study.
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#37

Barre

Total Contributions: $929,715
Median Contribution: $1,135
Median Income: $49,133
Percent of Income Given: 2.31%

State Ranking: 37 out of 70

National Ranking: 14,545 out of 28,725 communities
 
Note: Data is from 2008 tax returns, the latest available at time of study.
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#36

Auburn

Total Contributions: $4.6 million
Median Contribution: $1,229
Median Income: $53,165
Percent of Income Given: 2.312%

State Ranking: 36 out of 70

National Ranking: 7,297 out of 28,725 communities
 
Note: Data is from 2008 tax returns, the latest available at time of study.
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#35

New Braintree

Total Contributions: $228,676
Median Contribution: $1,129
Median Income: $48,666
Percent of Income Given: 2.32%

State Ranking: 35 out of 70

National Ranking: 22,120 out of 28,725 communities
 
Note: Data is from 2008 tax returns, the latest available at time of study.
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#34

Grafton

Total Contributions: $3.2 million
Median Contribution: $1,664
Median Income: $70, 865
Percent of Income Given: 2.35%

State Ranking: 34 out of 70

National Ranking: 8,905 out of 28,725 communities
 
Note: Data is from 2008 tax returns, the latest available at time of study.
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#33

Westminster

Total Contributions: $2.4 million
Median Contribution: $1,407
Median Income: $59,307
Percent of Income Given: 2.372%

State Ranking: 33 out of 70

National Ranking: 10,150 out of 28,725 communities
 
Note: Data is from 2008 tax returns, the latest available at time of study.
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#32

Granville

Total Contributions: $603,262
Median Contribution: $1,271
Median Income: $53,522
Percent of Income Given: 2.374%

State Ranking: 32 out of 70

National Ranking: 16,883 out of 28,725 communities
 
Note: Data is from 2008 tax returns, the latest available at time of study.
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#31

Milford

Total Contributions: $7.4 million
Median Contribution: $1,401
Median Income: $58,810
Percent of Income Given: 2.38%

State Ranking: 31 out of 70

National Ranking: 5,300 out of 28,725 communities
 
Note: Data is from 2008 tax returns, the latest available at time of study.
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#30

Northbridge

Total Contributions: $2 million
Median Contribution: $1,525
Median Income: $63,673
Percent of Income Given: 2.39%

State Ranking: 30 out of 70

National Ranking: 10,877 out of 28,725 communities
 
Note: Data is from 2008 tax returns, the latest available at time of study.
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#29

Lunenburg

Total Contributions: $4.1 million
Median Contribution: $1,431
Median Income: $59,837
Percent of Income Given: 2.391%

State Ranking: 29 out of 70

National Ranking: 7,816 out of 28,725 communities
 
Note: Data is from 2008 tax returns, the latest available at time of study.
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#28

Ashby

Total Contributions: $777,883
Median Contribution: $1,290
Median Income: $53,891
Percent of Income Given: 2.394%

State Ranking: 28 out of 70

National Ranking: 15,458 out of 28,725 communities
 
Note: Data is from 2008 tax returns, the latest available at time of study.
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#27

Northborough

Total Contributions: $8.1 million 
Median Contribution: $1,803
Median Income: $74,607
Percent of Income Given: 2.41%

State Ranking: 27 out of 70

National Ranking: 4,895 out of 28,725 communities
 
Note: Data is from 2008 tax returns, the latest available at time of study.
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#26

Hopkinton

Total Contributions: $14.4 million
Median Contribution: $2,814
Median Income: $115,267
Percent of Income Given: 2.44%

State Ranking: 26 out of 70

National Ranking: 2,600 out of 28,725 communities
 
Note: Data is from 2008 tax returns, the latest available at time of study.
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#25

Paxton

Total Contributions: $2.3 million
Median Contribution: $1,553
Median Income: $63,406
Percent of Income Given: 2.45%

State Ranking: 25 out of 70

National Ranking: 10,291 out of 28,725 communities
 
Note: Data is from 2008 tax returns, the latest available at time of study.
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#24

Shrewsbury

Total Contributions: $17.1 million
Median Contribution: $1,770
Median Income: $72,176
Percent of Income Given: 2.452%

State Ranking: 24 out of 70

National Ranking: 2,039 out of 28,725 communities
 
Note: Data is from 2008 tax returns, the latest available at time of study.
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#23

Oakham

Total Contributions: $552,233
Median Contribution: $1,389
Median Income: $55,575
Percent of Income Given: 2.49%

State Ranking: 23 out of 70

National Ranking: 17,353 out of 28,725 communities
 
Note: Data is from 2008 tax returns, the latest available at time of study.
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#22

North Brookfield

Total Contributions: $820,267
Median Contribution: $1,207
Median Income: $48,176
Percent of Income Given: 2.5%

State Ranking: 22 out of 70

National Ranking: 15,183 out of 28,725 communities
 
Note: Data is from 2008 tax returns, the latest available at time of study.
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#21

Westborough

Total Contributions: $10.8 million
Median Contribution: $1,960
Median Income: $77,872
Percent of Income Given: 2.51%

State Ranking: 21 out of 70

National Ranking: 3,688 out of 28,725 communities
 
Note: Data is from 2008 tax returns, the latest available at time of study.
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#20

Bolton

Total Contributions: $4 million
Median Contribution: $2,531
Median Income: $100,082
Percent of Income Given: 2.52%

State Ranking: 20 out of 70

National Ranking: 7,980 out of 28,725 communities
 
Note: Data is from 2008 tax returns, the latest available at time of study.
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#19

Leominster

Total Contributions: $9.4 million
Median Contribution: $1,268
Median Income: $49,917
Percent of Income Given: 2.54%

State Ranking: 19 out of 70

National Ranking: 4,299 out of 28,725 communities
 
Note: Data is from 2008 tax returns, the latest available at time of study.
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#18

Uxbridge

Total Contributions: $4.2 million
Median Contribution: $1,487
Median Income: $58, 316
Percent of Income Given: 2.55%

State Ranking: 18 out of 70

National Ranking: 7,702 out of 28,725 communities
 
Note: Data is from 2008 tax returns, the latest available at time of study.
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#17

Clinton

Total Contributions: $2.9 million
Median Contribution: $1,146
Median Income: $44,740
Percent of Income Given: 2.56%

State Ranking: 17 out of 70

National Ranking: 9,395 out of 28,725 communities
 
Note: Data is from 2008 tax returns, the latest available at time of study.
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#16

Marlborough

Total Contributions: $10.7 million
Median Contribution: $1,529
Median Income: $56,560
Percent of Income Given: 2.70%

State Ranking: 16 out of 70

National Ranking: 3,754 out of 28,725 communities
 
Note: Data is from 2008 tax returns, the latest available at time of study.
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#15

Southbridge

Total Contributions: $2.2 million 
Median Contribution: $1,194
Median Income: $44,086
Percent of Income Given: 2.71%

State Ranking: 15 out of 70

National Ranking: 10,533 out of 28,725 communities
 
Note: Data is from 2008 tax returns, the latest available at time of study.
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#14

Sterling

Total Contributions: $3.9 million
Median Contribution: $1,891
Median Income: $69,245
Percent of Income Given: 2.73%

State Ranking: 14 out of 70

National Ranking: 8,089 out of 28,725 communities
 
Note: Data is from 2008 tax returns, the latest available at time of study.
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#13

Fitchburg

Total Contributions: $5.1 million
Median Contribution: $1,215
Median Income: $42,876
Percent of Income Given: 2.83%

State Ranking: 13 out of 70

National Ranking: 6,877 out of 28,725 communities
 
Note: Data is from 2008 tax returns, the latest available at time of study.
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#12

Boylston

Total Contributions: $2.9 million
Median Contribution: $2,035
Median Income: $71,370
Percent of Income Given: 2.87%

State Ranking: 12 out of 70

National Ranking: 9,319 out of 28,725 communities
 
Note: Data is from 2008 tax returns, the latest available at time of study.
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#11

Holden

Total Contributions: $7.5 million
Median Contribution: $1,821
Median Income: $63,033
Percent of Income Given: 2.88%

State Ranking: 11 out of 70

National Ranking: 5,252 out of 28,725 communities
 
Note: Data is from 2008 tax returns, the latest available at time of study.
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#10

Southborough

Total Contributions: $14.9 million
Median Contribution: $4,482
Median Income: $154,780
Percent of Income Given: 2.89%

State Ranking: 10 out of 70

National Ranking: 2,481 out of 28,725 communities
 
Note: Data is from 2008 tax returns, the latest available at time of study.
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#9

Holland

Total Contributions: $533,505
Median Contribution: $1,318
Median Income: $44,776
Percent of Income Given: 2.94%

State Ranking: 9 out of 70

National Ranking: 17,552 out of 28,725 communities
 
Note: Data is from 2008 tax returns, the latest available at time of study.
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#8

Lancaster

Total Contributions: $3.2 million
Median Contribution: $1,895
Median Income: $63,591
Percent of Income Given: 3.0%

State Ranking: 8 out of 70

National Ranking: 8,943 out of 28,725 communities
 
Note: Data is from 2008 tax returns, the latest available at time of study.
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#7

West Boylston

Total Contributions: $2.7 million
Median Contribution: $1,677
Median Income: $55,628
Percent of Income Given: 3.01%

State Ranking: 7 out of 70

National Ranking: 9,684 out of 28,725 communities
 
Note: Data is from 2008 tax returns, the latest available at time of study.
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#6

Harvard

Total Contributions: $7.5 million
Median Contribution: $3,677
Median Income: $114,622
Percent of Income Given: 3.20%

State Ranking: 6 out of 70

National Ranking: 5,245 out of 28,725 communities
 
Note: Data is from 2008 tax returns, the latest available at time of study.
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#5

Princeton

Total Contributions: $3.1 million
Median Contribution: $2,274
Median Income: $70,187
Percent of Income Given: 3.24%

State Ranking: 5 out of 70

National Ranking: 9,095 out of 28,725 communities
 
Note: Data is from 2008 tax returns, the latest available at time of study.
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#4

East Brookfield

Total Contributions: $584,507
Median Contribution: $1,816
Median Income: $55,038
Percent of Income Given: 3.29%

State Ranking: 4 out of 70

National Ranking: 17,031 out of 28,725 communities
 
Note: Data is from 2008 tax returns, the latest available at time of study.
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Petersham

Total Contributions: $463,643
Median Contribution: $1,887
Median Income: $57,245
Percent of Income Given: 3.3%

State Ranking: 3 out of 70

National Ranking: 18,337 out of 28,725 communities
 
Note: Data is from 2008 tax returns, the latest available at time of study.
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Worcester

Total Contributions: $37.6 million
Median Contribution: $1,448
Median Income: $42,913
Percent of Income Given: 3.4%

State Ranking: 2 out of 70

National Ranking: 552 out of 11,522 towns
 
Note: Data is from 2008 tax returns, the latest available at time of study.
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Berlin

Total Contributions: $1.6 million
Median Contribution: $2,409
Median Income: $67,454
Percent of Income Given: 3.57%

State Ranking: 1 out of 70

National Ranking: 11,806 out of 28,725 communities
 
Note: Data is from 2008 tax returns, the latest available at time of study.
 
 

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