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Alec Baldwin donates USD 1mn to NY Philharmonic

entertainment Updated: Jul 05, 2012 19:34 IST

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Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin has donated USD 1 million to the New York Philharmonic in honour of its outgoing president Zarin Mehta.

The NY Philharmonic announced they had received a USD 1 million donation from the 30 Rock star, just two days after his star-studded wedding to yoga instructor Hilaria Thomas.

Baldwin's donation comes from his earnings as a Capital One spokesman, championing the bank's Venture Rewards credit card, Wall Street Journal reported. The gift was in honour of Mehta, who Baldwin said made his dream of becoming a part of the world of classical music come true.

Baldwin, 54, is a Philharmonic board member and hosts its radio show The New York Philharmonic This Week.

Mumbai-born 73-year-old Mehta said Baldwin's "remarkably generous gift is just the latest in his steadfast and inspiring support" of the Philharmonic.Mehta's 12-year tenure ends after the 2011-2012 season.

Baldwin has also donated USD 500,000 to the Roundabout Theatre Company. While discussing the donation to the Philharmonic, Baldwin hinted at a possible future in politics, saying he'd "at least find a way to help people figure out where the money should go."