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Galvan gives $250K to local groups

Feb 12, 2019 7:00 am
Richard Moody is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media the Columbia County-based Galvan Foundation announced Feb. 8, its annual gifts of support to local organizations, this year totaling more than $250,000. Among the recipients: Perfect Ten, Coarc, the Hudson Children’s Book Festival and the Greenport Fire Police. “We are proud to be part of a community full of innovative organizations working to make Hudson and Columbia County a better place to live,” said T. Eric Galloway, founder and president of the Galvan Foundation. “With the Galvan Foundation, we are delighted to support their work." A one-time gift to the town of Greenport in the amount of $4,000 will pay for the purchase of new uniforms for the town's fire police. The foundation awarded $40,000 to Perfect Ten, a nonprofit that offers education and experiences to empower girls from fourth through 12th grades. This year, Galvan made a five-year commitment to fund Coarc. The $25,000 awarded this year will support Coarc's day care and preschool programs. The foundation also committed to an award of $112,500 to Bard Early College Hudson; $60,000 to the Warren Street Academy and $10,000 to the Hudson Children's Book Festival. Since 2012, the Galvan Foundation has provided over $3 million to local organizations for a variety of purposes. Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.