Hamp and Nikki Henning of Curé of Ars Catholic Parish, along with Glenn and Joan Wells of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Parish, will receive the 2018 “Michael and Patty Morrisey Angels Among Us Award” from the Catholic Education Foundation on October 20 during Gaudeamus, an annual gathering of more than 1,300 Catholic education supporters.
"The Henning family has been a tremendous supporter of the Catholic Education Foundation since its earliest days," said Vincent Anch, Executive Director of CEF. "We are so grateful to Hamp and Nikki for their leadership and their commitment to helping students with financial need access Catholic education in our Archdiocese."
Hamp and Nikki have been happily married for almost 20 years and have 4 children: Nelle, 17, Hamp Jr., 15, Gunnar, 13, and Teddy, 10.
"We are extremely proud to be a part of the CEF family," said Hamp. "It’s impossible to measure the huge impact the CEF has had on our community with its simple mission of bringing faith, education, and stability to our city one scholarship at a time."
Hamp grew up with his parents, Jack and Nancy, two brothers, John and Gunnar, and two sisters, Heidi and Gretchen in the Kansas City area. His family attended Curé of Ars in Leawood and St. Thomas More in Kansas City, Missouri. Nikki grew up in Andover, Kansas with her parents, Bud and Marlene, and her brother, Tony. They were St. Vincent de Paul parishioners. Hamp is a Rockhurst Hawklet and Nikki went to Andover High School outside of Wichita. The couple met while attending the University of Kansas and were married at St. Agnes.
Hamp began his career at at the Kansas City Board of Trade. Since 1999, he has worked with families to maximize the personal and charitable impact of their wealth. Hamp brings his passion for the markets and his love of people to his financial advisory practice and as the manager of Baird’s Kansas City office.
Nikki, a physical therapist, previously worked at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City. She now volunteers with the KC Youth Symphony, is active on the board of the Wyandotte Pregnancy Clinic, and works on pro-life activities for Curé of Ars Parish and the Archdiocese.
Hamp was a long-time Board member for the Catholic Education Foundation, and served as Chair of the CEF Board from 2013 to 2015. He currently serves on the Business Team at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic School. He also serves on the boards of Heartland Chamber Music/String Sprouts, which provides music education for students in underserved areas, and RiseKC, an organization that helps African-American men in the KC area train for and find jobs in health care.
The Henning family is active with the Knights and Dames of Malta, and Hamp regularly plays music at charity events around Kansas City. He also volunteered for Christo Rey High School’s “Dancing with the Stars” event last year.