Eric Galloway

Hudson, New York, Philanthropist T. Eric Galloway

T. Eric Galloway is a philanthropist dedicated to supporting the local community of Hudson, New York. He currently helps a wide range of community projects and activities by offering grants through the Galvan Foundation. Cofounded by T. Eric Galloway in 2012, the Galvan Foundation provides $5,000 to $50,000 grants for local education, housing, health care services, cultural activities, and historic preservation projects. The foundation’s objective is to enhance the local quality of life with an emphasis on supporting underprivileged and economically disadvantaged residents.

In addition to his charitable activities, Mr. Galloway is an accomplished professional in the field of real estate development. Active with the Lantern Organization, Inc., since 1997, he currently serves as the nonprofit company’s president. In his position, he manages real estate development projects throughout New York City. Mr. Galloway’s leadership role entails overseeing new projects and managing the company’s overall direction. Major achievements completed by the Lantern Organization include the development of more than 1,200 housing units for low-income New York residents.

The Galvan Community Center

T. Eric Galloway is a successful entrepreneur as well as founder and president of the Lantern Organization, also known as the Lantern Group, in New York. Also a philanthropist, T. Eric Galloway co-founded the Galvan Foundation in 2012, which provides grants and social services to disadvantaged individuals in the region. The foundation recently announced a proposal to transform the Hudson Armory building to a community center.


Located at 51 North Fifth Street in Hudson, New York, the armory was built in 1898 and is an architectural style in the medieval Gothic tradition. As the building is transitioned to the Galvan Community Center, it will use the 26,180 square feet of space to provide value to the local community.

In addition to a library that will expand learning initiatives for all age groups from early childhood to adults, the Galvan Community Center includes plans to allow community organization to have access to rental space, strengthening local social services and other programs. A city of Hudson-operated senior center will also be incorporated into the building. Other amenities of the center will include office space, a community event space, classrooms, and a health center located near the senior space.

What Is AIDS?

New York resident T. Eric Galloway is a successful business executive and president of the Lantern Organization. Also heavily involved in charity work, T. Eric Galloway cofounded the Galvan Foundation, which makes small grants to local organizations that provide important and innovative services to the region.

In 2014, the Galvan Foundation awarded a $5,000 grant to the AIDS Council of Northeastern New York to provide AIDS prevention and treatment services. Now known as the Alliance for Positive Health, the organization is a nonprofit that provides AIDS services and support throughout the Upstate New York region.

AIDS is the most severe stage of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and is a condition in which the immune system is weakened and unable to combat infections and diseases. AIDS stands for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, and can be spread through sexual activity, contact with tainted blood, or child birth. Although the condition is permanent, there are drug treatments and therapies to slow the course of the disease. Additionally, those affected by HIV can be treated with therapies that prevent the condition from escalating to AIDS.