Bard Music Festival Mellon Challenge
The Festival is pleased and honored to have received a $2 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the nation's most highly regarded private foundation in the arts and humanities. The Mellon grant recognizes the unique programming of the Festival, its unusual concert formats, and its success in linking scholarship in the humanities with the highest standard of concert performance. Half of the grant is restricted to help cover operating costs over five years; the other half to building an endowment for the Bard Music Festival. In order to earn this part of the grant, the Festival must raise $2 for every dollar The Mellon Foundation gives to the endowment. Please help us meet the terms of this generous grant. Your contribution will secure the future of this unique festival.
—Leon Botstein, President of Bard College