The Galloway Family Foundation (GFF) was founded primarily to encourage the advancement of human rights in the United States and around the world. It is the mission of GFF to advance these goals in the most effective manner possible, taking into account its limited resources and the efforts of other foundations and non-profit organizations in the field.
At the current time, and for the foreseeable future, the GFF believes that one of the most pressing areas in need of additional resources is the investigation and reporting, in both print and broadcast media, of human rights abuses in the world. Accordingly, GFF is interested in proposals without regard to the area of the world involved, or the particular abuse, i.e. torture, slavery, expression of freedom of speech or association, etc. GFF also considers ideas and proposals for “partnerships” of various sorts as a means of encouraging increased investigation and reporting in the human rights area. Finally, occasionally GFF will itself propose projects involving investigative journalism and human rights projects. These proposals may be made informally to qualified journalists or through formal outreach. It is the hope of GFF that this funding will aid somewhat to advance the cause of human rights in the world.
Galloway Family Foundation Board:
The GFF is controlled by the three members of the Galloway Family, who fund the Foundation:
L. Thomas Galloway is an attorney who has practiced for many years in the international field, both as an advisor and litigator. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia Law School where he was articles editor of the Law Review. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and clerked for the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York. He won Trial Lawyer of the Year in the United States in 2003.
Catherine Carlson attended the University of California at Berkeley and graduated from Humboldt State in California. She has spent her life as an environmental advocate and serves on the boards of environmental organizations and as a consultant to major Foundations active in the field.
Erin Galloway is a studying political science and economics at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA. She has been a student at Georgetown University and the London School of Economics. She recently completed an internship in the Investigative Unit at ABC News.