Bill attended Pasadena schools from Washington Junior High School and John Muir High School to Pasadena City College. He is a member of the John Muir High School Hall of Fame and was acknowledged at Pasadena City College’s 75th Anniversary as one of 75 Distinguished Alumni. Bill endowed Pasadena City College with the Sculpture Garden Plaza which bears the family name, Galloway Plaza. In May of 2015, Bill and Brenda were one of three honorees at Pasadena City College Foundation’s first scholarship fundraiser on its 90th Anniversary.
Bill’s other honors and recognition include Community Service Award, Pasadena Museum of History; Citizens Community Award, Pasadena Police Foundation; Community Leader Award, Pasadena NAACP; Support our Schools Award, Pasadena Development Corporation; Student Plaza Award, PCC Black Faculty Union; Homes for All Award, Habitat for Humanity; Gold Crown Honoree, Pasadena Arts Council; and John Muir High School’s Mentoring Partnership for Youth Development (MPYD) Honoree.
Bill is a member of the Smithsonian National Board and a founding donor to the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
His previous organizational involvements include: Pasadena Development Corporation, Board Member; Pasadena City College Foundation, Board Member; Friends of Cleveland Elementary School, Founding Member; Los Angeles County Judicial Procedures Commission; Pacific Oaks College Advisory Committee; Pasadena Museum of California Art, Founding Board Member; Pasadena Playhouse, Board Member; Pasadena Playhouse Diversity Project, Committee Member; Pasadena Police Citizens Academy, Member; Pasadena Police Foundation, Board Member; Pasadena Chamber of Commerce; William H. Johnson Foundations for Arts, Founding Board Member; and the California Council on Criminal Justice Commission.
Bill’s hobbies include gardening, reading, traveling, collecting art, and classic car collector. He has been married for 50 years to Brenda. They have two sons, Joey and Stephen; four grandchildren; Jessica, Jennae Rose, Joseph III and Alaia Jewel; and one grand puppy named “Coco”.
Board Member: 2019-Present