Herb Alpert named Philanthropist of the Year

Herb Alpert has been named Philanthropist of the Year by the Los Angeles Business Journal. The 85-year old trumpeter has donated millions of dollars to worthy charities.

Charities and institutions which Albert has supported include a $30 million donation to UCLA in 2007 to establish the Herb Alpert School of Music. He also donated $500,000 to New York's Harlem School of the Arts.

Albert (b. 1935) is an American trumpet player who is also the founder of A&M Records and director of the popular 1960s-era Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass. His extremely successful career landed him the honor as being the only musician to hit No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 pop chart as both a vocalist and instrumentalist.

(Source: Brian Evans, LA Business Journal)

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