What is the Governor Stoughton Trust Fund and how is it utilized?

Upon his death in 1701, William Stoughton, who had served the Massachusetts Bay Colony as Lieutenant Governor and Governor, willed to the Town of Milton forty acres of his property in Milton for the benefit of the poor. The charitable works of the Governor Stoughton Fund are coordinated by the Milton Board of Selectmen who serve as its Trustees. The Trustees receive referrals for assistance to needy Milton residents from the Milton Residents Fund through its coordinator Diane Ferrari, LICSW. Ms. Ferrari can be reached at 617.696.1214 or by email.