Award for Public Service
BS Sports Management (’02)
Tim Henning has been actively involved in the NYU community since first arriving on campus as a student in 1999. One of the first full-time students in the then newly formed undergraduate Sports Management program, Henning served as President of the Sports Business Society, an undergraduate student club dedicated to enhancing the student experience via educational, recreational and philanthropic initiatives. He was awarded the Presidential Service Award for his efforts on campus following the tragic events of 9/11 from then NYU President, L. Jay Olivia.
Upon graduation, Henning went on to serve as the President of the Tisch Center Alumni Society for Hospitality, Travel and Sports Management. Under his leadership, the society saw an expansion of the student mentorship program, a growth in the number of alumni at social events and most importantly, as contributors to the NYU Annual Fund. Henning subsequently received the Alumni of the Year award from the Sports Business Society.
Since 2001, Henning has been employed by the Heisman Trophy Trust, now serving as the Coordinating Director. One of his many responsibilities include overseeing the Heisman Trust’s charitable giving program that has donated over $14 million dollars to more than 200 worthy charities nationwide in support of amateur athletes and to provide greater opportunities to the youth of our country, especially those disadvantaged or with special needs.
Henning has also supported the rehabilitation efforts in Rockaway Beach following the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Through Henning’s associations, he was directly responsible for the procurement of more than $30,000 worth of aid and supplies to local community based organizations. Henning has been a stalwart supporter of the special needs community, having volunteered at various camps and the local Special Olympics program in his hometown. Henning has also served on the board of directors of several organizations throughout the years including as chairman of one of the largest fundraising events for his local church. He currently resides in Rockaway Beach, NY with his wife and two daughters.