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Campus Plaza to Be Named for Local Developer

Bill Galloway and his wife Brenda in the FCC Sculpture Garden Plaza that will bear their name.
The plaza in the Sculpture Garden on the Pasadena City College campus will be named for local real estate developer Bill Galloway. He is an active member of the Pasadena City College Foundation and currently serves on the Foundation's executive board.

Galloway will provide the college with a major gift to the Sculpture Garden fundraising campaign. "This is an opportunity for me to give back to the community and the college, both of which are a big part of my life," said Galloway during a visit to the campus. "The plaza will be a great art space and central gathering place for events that the college and the public will enjoy for many years to come."

PCC President Dr. James Kossler voiced the college's enthusiasm for Galloway's generosity. "The college is particularly honored to receive this gift, which ad, al HXS the fundraising for the Sculpture Garden project," he stated. "The Galloways' $100,000 gift is an historic contribution to Pasadena City College, and it brings us ever closer to our goal of raising $1.3 million to provide a public art space for world-class sculpture on the PCC campus."

Galloway has been a resident of the Pasadena area for many years and is a graduate of Pasadena City College. He has spent his professional life investing in and developing real estate.

Galloway feels that PCC is one of the best community colleges in the nation, and he enjoys his continuing relationship with PCC through the Foundation. He is an avid art collector and enjoys landscaping as a hobby. Galloway said that the naming of the plaza combines his personal interests-giving to the community and offering the public the opportunity to see art in an open environment.

The Sculpture Garden, funded by private Donations from individuals and foundations from throughout the region, has three major components: the plaza, the main garden, and the amphitheater. The main garden has been named the George and Fern Boone Sculpture Garden by Dr. George Boone in memory of his parents. The amphitheater has yet to be named.

Bill Galloway and his wife Brenda in the FCC Sculpture Garden Plaza that will bear their name.

from PCC Colleague Mar/Apr. '99

 
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