Alec Baldwin donates $250,000 to Guild Hall
As part of his mission to promote and sustain the arts, Alec Baldwin has donated $250,000 to Guild Hall. This is the result of Mr. Baldwin’s highly successful ad campaign with Capital One Bank, where he touts the benefits of the bank’s Venture Rewards card while promoting many of New York’s great art institutions.
“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.” said Mr. Baldwin. “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’s generous donation will help support our mission which is to nurture, cultivate and promote visual and performing artist on the East End. Over 40,000 people visit Guild Hall every season,” says Ruth Appelhof, executive director of Guild Hall. “With the recent cut in government funding, we are depending more and more on private and corporate giving to achieve our goals. We very much appreciate Alec’s support which will go toward paying off the final $2 million left in our Capital Campaign following our recent renovation.”
Mr. Baldwin has donated all of the proceeds from the Capital One commercial. 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.
Photos: Barry Gordin
About Guild Hall
Founded 80 years ago, Guild Hall is the year-round visual and performing arts center wholly dedicated to serving the residents, members, families, and artists of the East End and offering them, as well as visitors and tourists, enriching experiences by presenting relevant and meaningful programs and events, working in collaboration with artists, and providing a meeting place for the community. For more information and to become a member, visit www.GuildHall.org.