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Galvan Foundation co-founder, trustee Henry van Ameringen dies at age 89

Oct 01, 2020 5:45 am
The Columbia Paper is reporting Henry van Ameringen, the co-founder and trustee of the Galvan Foundation, died at his New York City home September 9, at the age of 89. Galvan is a private operating foundation that uses community economic development and grant making to address poverty and inequality in the city of Hudson. Van Ameringen's spouse, T. Eric Galloway, is president of the foundation and Galvan Housing Resources boards. As of the end of 2019, the foundation reported assets totaling almost $47 million, $43 million of those assets are in buildings and land. Van Ameringen was born October 19, 1930, in South Orange, New Jersey. He graduated from the Georgetown School of Foreign Service and spent decades of his life in Paris. Van Ameringen retired from International Flavors and Fragrances as European vice-president in charge of fragrance marketing. He also served on the board of the van Ameringen Foundation, that deals with mental health and mental illness in the New York and Philadelphia metropolitan areas. He was also the president of the H. van Ameringen Foundation, that concentrates on HIV/AIDS, LGBT issues, mental health, reproductive justice, prison reform, and marijuana legalization, mostly in New York City. In addition to Galloway, Van Ameringen is survived by six nieces and nephews. Read more in The Columbia Paper.