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Alec Baldwin donates $1M to NY Philharmonic

Alec Baldwin and his fiance Hilaria Thomas arrive at Chopard's Mystere masked ball at the 65th international Cannes film festival in Cannes, France on May 21, 2012. (Photo courtesy of Chopard)

July 3, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Just days after tying the knot with his yoga instructor, Alec Baldwin donated $1 million to the New York Philharmonic.

The "30 Rock" actor is a Philharmonic board member and hosts its radio show, "The New York Philharmonic This Week."

Baldwin said in a statement that the gift is in honor of outgoing President and Executive Director Zarin Mehta, who he says made his dream of becoming part of the world of classical music come true.

The donation is from proceeds Baldwin received from a Capital One advertising campaign, according to the Philharmonic.

Baldwin, 54, married Hilaria Thomas in Manhattan on Saturday.