The James Igoe Preservation Fellowship

Launched in 2022, the James Igoe Preservation Fellowship honors the 20-year legacy of Jim Igoe, who retired as President and Executive Director of Preservation Massachusetts (PM) at the end of 2021. Jim built a lasting legacy over two decades of service and dedication to all Massachusetts communities. The James Igoe Preservation Fellowship is a multi-year program that, through a competitive application process, enables recipients to gain practical experience with the premier statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and revitalizing Massachusetts’ communities, historic buildings, and landscapes.

This Fellowship invests in talented individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to historic preservation in Massachusetts. With supervision and mentorship from PM staff, partners, and Board members, Fellows will be immersed in the daily operations of the organization—fostering community engagement, developing educational programming, identifying funding sources, building strategic partnerships, and advocating for endangered resources. This program funds a Preservation Fellowship for an individual to work with PM and to gain real-world experience through dedicated projects and meetings with PM staff


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and leadership, access to the Preservation Coalition network, and collaboration with statewide partners. Fellowship alumni will gain a firm foundation from which to launch or further a career in historic preservation.

The inaugural James Igoe Preservation Fellowship will open for applications in late 2022. The selected fellow(s) will begin their assignment in 2023. Check back soon for application details.

Benefits of the James Igoe Preservation Fellowship


  • Up to 6-month, funded position with Preservation Massachusetts, located in Plymouth, MA

  • Hands-on experience working on active historic preservation projects and initiatives

  • Access to experienced mentors among PM staff, the statewide Preservation Coalition, partner organizations, and dedicated Board members

Awarding the Fellowship


The James Igoe Preservation Fellow application process is competitive. Applications for the inaugural Fellowship will open in late 2022 for a 2023 term. Details will be publicized broadly. Check back for additional information on how to apply.

Funding the Fellowship

The James Igoe Preservation Fellowship is fully funded by the generosity of individual donors. Donations are fully tax-deductible. Any donation amount is welcomed and encouraged.


For more information, email Julie Roper, Development Manager, at


Inaugural Donors: Larry Curtis, Gil Winn, John Gahan, Gordon Pulsifer, Kara Anderson and AHF Boston, Albert Rex, Jim McDermott, Tim Forde and Keith Construction, Jim Alexander, Steve Wessling and Wessling Architects, Inc., Claudia Wu, Stephanie Igoe, James Igoe Jr.