F&W’s beloved former Director of Development for many years, Thomas Henning, passed away unexpectedly on December 27th, 2021.
“Thomas and I hit it off in his interview for the position of Capital Campaign Director, and our friendship grew from there,” said Kristi Webb, Clerk of the F&W Board of Trustees. “He grew into the role of Development Director and events planner, but we quickly saw his talents in marketing and communications and took advantage of them. He was a very hard worker and problem-solver, funny, loving, and compassionate, but above all, Thomas had vision. He could see down the road to where we could be in the months and years ahead. He and I were joined at the hip for about five years, and I am struggling to adjust to a world without Thomas in it.”
In Thomas’ obituary (click here for link) his family shared, “Fiercely Loyal are the words that immediately come to mind when describing Thomas. The very essence of Thomas’s character was to be there for family & friends…EVERY SINGLE TIME. He practiced an unparalleled level of self-discipline & accountability to ensure his best self & strength was readily available whenever a loved one was in need. He was literally “the fixer” of the family, the one who would manage through any difficult tasks in every situation to alleviate as much pain as he could, by taking it upon himself.
Those who sincerely loved Thomas and shared in his life, knew he was nothing short of a HERO. An extraordinary man who set the bar for all. His unwavering love, loyalty and support has influenced so many people, and has brought peace & security to lives when it was most needed.”
A Celebration of Life for Thomas will be planned in the spring. Please join in mourning this important member of the F&W team.