Drawing on nearly 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector as president of the Lantern Group, T. Eric Galloway established the Galvan Foundation in 2012. As the foundation’s founding president, T. Eric Galloway works to improve the quality of life for residents of Hudson, New York, through grantmaking and architectural conservation initiatives.
In a recent historic renovation, the Galvan Foundation worked to develop the Hudson Armory building into a revitalized community resource for the city of Hudson. Situated at the corner of 5th and State Streets, the three-story military building dates back to 1898 and housed the New York State Army National Guard for over 60 years. Designed by Isaac G. Perry, the armory reflects a medieval Gothic style and is under review for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places.
The Galvan Foundation announced the completion of the Hudson Armory renovation in January 2016, officially launching the Galvan Community Center. A longtime architectural landmark for the people of Hudson, the armory is now home to the Hudson Area Library, which will offer an expanded selection of programs for readers of all ages. In addition, the 26,180-square-foot venue offers a Community Wing intended for use by a variety of local organizations, as well as a second-floor senior center featuring intergenerational library activities and health services.