Hamptons hero Alec Baldwin, has recently been the star in a Capital One Bank commercial that has been a huge success for the bank and for him, and he has earned a big paycheck for a thirty second commercial.
Alec Baldwin has donated $250,000 of the money he earned from this ad campaign to Guild Hall in East Hampton in a gesture that demonstrates how much he cares about the arts, which he even talks about in the Capital One commercial. He also donated money to other New York art institutions from the commercial, including the Hamptons International Film Festival.
Baldwin stated in a press release, “My partnership with Capitol One serves as a platform to generate awareness about the need for arts funding. Government funding has been significantly reduced and I think that is bad for arts education and America’s cultural heritage. Guild Hall serves the community throughout the year by providing inspiring performances, films, readings and exhibitions, along with arts education in schools and other activities that are needed.”
ALEC BALDWIN YOU ARE SO AWESOME IT IS RIDICULOUS!
In addition to Guild Hall, the New York Philharmonic, the Roundabout Theater and the Hamptons International Film Festival have all benefited from his generosity. Also, as part of their agreement with Mr. Baldwin, Capital One is matching donations made on their website to Americans for the Arts.