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Bay State donors among elite givers in the US

$30m gifts to Harvard, NU put Mass. donors in rare company

Three Massachusetts philanthropists ranked among the nation’s 50 largest donors to charitable organizations in 2012, according to a report Monday by the Chronicle of Philanthropy. Only New York and California had more residents on the list.

The Boston donors, which include one couple, all ranked 40th on the list, tying the likes of filmmaker Steven Spielberg, with $30 million donations each. And in the case of the Massachusetts donors, all the gifts went to higher education.

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