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Leading in Central MA: Tim Firment, Exec. Director, HFH MetroWest

Monday, April 07, 2014

 

Tim Firment, Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester

Tim Firment brings 30 years of progressive management history to Habitat for Humanity. He has had extensive financial and operations experience for both for-profit and nonprofit organizations, including Fortune 500 operations. He is the former CEO/CFO of Fruitlands Museum in Harvard.

A Conversation with Tim Firment

SW: Can you talk a little about Habitat for Humanities mission?

TF: Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. Our mission is: “ Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.”

SW: How do you meet that mission in Worcester?

TF: We have built 21 homes in Worcester for those families in need as well as an additional 3 remodels to help Veterans stay in their home. Through collaborating with donors, churches, foundations and the City we have been able to address the growing need for affordable housing in Worcester. 3 more units are in progress.

SW: You have a store to raise funds. What do you offer the public?

TF: Our ReStore on Gold Star Blvd across from Shaws is open to the public 5 days a week. We offer a massive assortment of quality home furnishings, building materials, lighting, appliances, cabinets and other household items. We are clearly the shop of choice for those looking to donate, shop or volunteer. We will come to your door for pickups and have an ever-changing assortment of bargain items at our store.

SW: What is on the drawing board for your organization in 2014?

TF: We are just completing a duplex on Plantation Street and are working on an additional 5 homes in Worcester. In addition we are building 4 units in Wayland and pursuing other projects in Central Mass. You will also see us complete 5 veteran projects this year and open a second ReStore in 2015.

SW: How can the community help?

TF: Donate, Shop and Volunteer. As a non-profit we depend on the community for donations of funds, construction materials and Items for ReStore. Your shopping at ReStore provides funds for our new builds and volunteers are always needed at ReStore and on our build sites. See www.habitatmwgw.org for details.

SW: What led you to this career path?

TF: I always felt the need to give back to others. After 30+ years in the corporate world, Habitat now provides me the fulfillment of helping others to transform their lives. Delivering on our mission is much more rewarding than any other path I may have chosen.

SW: Who or what has had the greatest influence on your life?

TF: Undoubtedly, my mother had the greatest influence on my life. Coming from a family of nine, she taught us the importance of helping others, living a Christian life and being the best at what we do.

SW: Your favorite quote?

TF: “If it is to be, it is up to me.” This speaks to our personal accountability to make positive change wherever we are and to commit to taking on the task at hand.

SW: What is the something that few p eo p le know about you?

TF: I attended the seminary for two years in high school. I told you my mother had a great influence on my life.

SW: How do you spend your free time?

TF: Golf, gardening and motorcycling. All provide me the escape I need to relax.

SW: How do you define success?

TF: Success to me is finding that sweet spot in life where you find a balance between family, work and self where you know you are doing your best to be happy in each.

SW: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

TF: Hopefully I can retire by then and relax on the beach with my grandchildren after playing a game of golf.

 

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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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#3

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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