February 22, 2020
 
Kim Goulette Is First Full-Time ED at Community Giving Tree

Kim Goulette
October 31, 2019 — Community Giving Tree, a Boxford nonprofit that provides low income families with basic necessities such as clothing, diapers, and baby equipment, recently announced that Kim Goulette has been named as its first full-time executive director.

Goulette succeeds Jean Pagliuca, who resigned in July after two years in the position, according to a report in The Boston Globe.

“After a thoughtful search, Community Giving Tree is very fortunate to have such a skilled professional taking on this leadership role,” said Melissa Hendricks, board chair of Community Giving Tree (CGT), according to The Globe. “With her big heart and years of nonprofit experience, Kim will build on our past successes and expand our services to reach more of the local children in need.”

Prior to joining CGT, Goulette served as executive director of the American Red Cross of Central Massachusetts for five years.

Earlier, she was executive director of Lorraine's Soup Kitchen and Pantry in Chicopee. She also previously served as regional director of The Make-a-Wish Foundation.

Goulette, manages six staff members, said, “Our board is moving forward with a strategic plan and looking to increase presence and increase donors so we can meet the needs,” according to a report in Wicked Local Boxford.

Goulette earned a bachelor's degree in business and management marketing from Franklin Pierce University.

CGT traces its roots to 2002 when as a volunteer organization. It incorporated as a nonprofit in 2009. Today, CGT operates two sites, a 2,400-square-foot building in Boxford and a 3,200-square-foot warehouse in Middleton. Every year, it provides basic necessities to 11,000 children in northeastern Massachusetts.

For the year ending June 30, 2017, CGT reported $234,617 in revenue, of which $197,075 came from contributions and grants, and $208,254 in expenses, according to its most recently available federal tax filing.

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