Herb Alpert is…
Herb Alpert may be the best known person…..that you probably don’t actually know. If the only thing his name conjures up in your mind is The Tijuana Brass…and as this website skews towards the older side (myself included,) I’m guessing that a lot of folks here remember that group….then you actually know only a little about him.
But have you enjoyed watching Bill Moyers on PBS? Have you marveled at the entertainingly subversive antics of The Yes Men? Herb Alpert helped fund their work. Are you grateful that the Harlem School of the Arts is thriving instead of shuttered? Again, Herb Alpert, who upon learning of the school’s imminent closure donated millions of dollars to put the school on a sound footing. Just part of the more than 150 million dollars his foundation has donated.
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