Board of Directors 2014

The Festival is supported by a dedicated group of people who care about its mission.

Ms. Diane S. Hurley

President Emeritus (Ex-Officio)
Mrs. Marion Oates Charles

General Manager
Mark Malkovich IV

Mrs. Ruth Orthwein, First Vice President
Dr. Orest V. Zaklynsky, Second Vice President
Mrs. Pamela O. Giroux, Secretary
Mrs. Cynthia S. Sinclair, Assistant Secretary
Dr. Stephen N. Grimes, Treasurer
Dr. Francisco J. Gutierrez, Assistant Treasurer

Executive Committee
Mr. Lee C. Bakalarski
Mr. Philip M. Bilden
Mrs. Elizabeth Carr Casper
Ms. Virginia Gambale
Mr. Evan Smith
Mrs. Marilyn J. Woloohojian

International Advisory Council
Maestro Marat Bisengaliev, Concert Violinist
Mr. Elmer Booze, Library of Congress (Ret.)
Sr. Gianmaria Buccellati, Jeweler, Cavaliere di Gran Croce, Milano
Sergio Alejandro Matos Uribe, Director General,
Festival Cultural de Mayo
Mr. Tony Woodcock, President, New England Conservatory

Community Advisory Council
Ms. P.J. Prokop, Marketing Director; PPAC
Mr. Jamie Jones, Owner, WCRI-FM
Mr. Frank Prosnitz, Author and Editor

Corcoran, Peckham, Hayes & Galvin, P.C.

Dufour & Schmitt, Ltd.

Mission Statement
The Rhode Island Arts Foundation at Newport, Inc. is a nonprofit charitable organization established for the purpose of promoting and preserving the art of chamber music. The Foundation’s major objective is the administration of the Newport Music Festival, a seventeen-day series of sixty-seven chamber music concerts held each July in the famous “Gilded Age” mansions of Newport, Rhode Island. The Festival focuses on music of the Romantic era, especially less well-known works, in addition to the standard repertoire. It is world-renowned as a distinguished venue for foreign artists making their American debuts and as a committed presenter of young American talent to Newport audiences. The Foundation is tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Funds raised will support the Newport Music Festival’s international cultural programs for all Rhode Islanders.

Board Members
Mrs. Paula Borge
Mr. C. Christopher Cannon
Mr. James P. Colias
Mrs. Anne S. Damon
Ms. Melanie Delman
Mr. David C. DePetrillo
Mr. Vin Di Bona
Ms. Melissa Fairgrieve
Mrs. Sanna Borge Feirstein
Mr. Richard A. Higginbotham
Mr. Peter D. Kane
Mrs. Sue Klau
Mrs. Christine McIntyre
Dr. Gerhard C. Meier
Dr. Brian D. Melzian
Mr. Paul Mika
Mr. David W. Nelson
Reverend John J. Nichols
Ms. Kathy Staab
Mr. James Venetos

Honorary Trustees
Hon. and Mrs. Lincoln D. Chafee
Governor, State of Rhode Island
Hon. and Mrs. Harry Winthrop
Mayor, City of Newport
Dr. M. Therese Antone, RSM
Chancellor, Salve Regina University
Mrs. Nancy Carriuolo
President, Rhode Island College
Dr. Jane Gerety, RSM
President, Salve Regina University
Hon. and Mrs. Ronald K. Machtley
President, Bryant University
Jack and Sue Antinori
Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Auersperg
Mrs. John A. van Beuren
Mr. and Mrs. John S. Carter
Ms. Trudy Coxe
Dr. William R. Ferrante
Mr. and Mrs. Gordon P. Getty
Archduke and Archduchess Géza von Habsburg
Hon. Esmond V. Harmsworth
Admiral and Mrs. James R. Hogg, USN (Ret.)
Mr. Eric Johnson
Mr. and Mrs. C. Terry Lewis
RADM and Mrs. James R. Stark, USN (Ret.)
Dr. and Mrs. David W. Wallace
Mr. and Mrs. Barclay H. Warburton, IV
Dr. Elizabeth Warriner
Hon. and Mrs. Frank J. Williams

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