James and Robert Hardman Fund

The James and Robert Hardman Fund was established by the families of James A. Hardman, Jr. (1909-1990) and Robert Hardman (1911-1978) to honor the memory of these two outstanding citizens of North Adams, Massachusetts. 

James and Robert were descendents of the earliest settlers of the area that eventually came to be known as North Adams, and for over 100 years the Hardman family owned and published The North Adams Transcript.  James and Robert were the last members of the Hardman family to carry on this long and honorable family tradition. Their lifelong commitment to the welfare of the inhabitants of Northern Berkshire County was second only to their devotion to family. They were honored to serve the community and their children honor them by continuing this service with the establishment of the James and Robert Hardman Fund.

What Does the Fund Support?

The James and Robert Hardman Fund for North Adams enriches the lives of residents of North Adams and neighboring Florida and Clarksburg, MA, and Stamford, VT supporting projects in the arts and culture, historic preservation, health, human and social services, education and the environment.

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How Can I Give to the Fund?

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Towns Served

  • North Adams, Mass.
  • Florida, Mass.
  • Clarksburg, Mass.
  • Stamford, VT

Advisory Committee

  • Joshua LaPorte, Chair
  • Brendan Bullett
  • Deborah Coyne
  • David Jowett
  • Stephen Nelson
About This Photo
About This Photo

The Drury Drama Team in North Adams, Mass. received a grant from the Hardman Fund to put on a production of The Wizard of Oz.