Mark P. Malkovich III Memorial Fund at the Rhode Island Foundation
The Mark P. Malkovich III Memorial Fund was established in July 2010 after the passing of the Festival’s long-time director. Dr. Malkovich’s thirty-five years at the helm of the Newport Music Festival saw it grow to international prominence. He planned and directed thousands of concerts, presenting nearly 1,000 artists from around the world on Newport stages, with 130 artists making their American debuts. This fund serves as an endowment for the Festival to benefit its long-term goals and financial security, generate annual operating income, and ensure the continued presentation of American debuts by foreign artists.