Garry Henning is the Founder and Executive Director of the Quadrevion Henning Foundation, which was named after his 12-year-old grandson, who he tragically lost due to a drowning accident. On March 19, 2006 Quadrevion and his friend went to play and did not return. Twenty-seven days later they were found drowned. Police investigations determained Dre lost his life trying to save his best friend. In honor of Quadrevion's legacy, Mr. Henning leads the family-based, non-profit organization to help families of missing children and serve the needs of youth in the community by advocating and educating safety awareness, civic engagement and moral development.
In 2008, the Quadrevion Henning Sports League was created because of his grandson's love for watching and playing football. QHSL is an instructional league that places an emphasis on the fundamentals of football and inspires youth to develop life skills of sportsmanship, character and team work. The sports league has served over 700 children ranging from 6 to 14 years of age.
Mr. Henning is an active community leader and advocate for youth. He has received numerous civic awards from city, county and state agencies. In 2011, Mr. Henning received an award for Outstanding Community Service from the Wisconsin Clearing House for Missing and Exploited Children and Adults. Also, Mr. Henning is an alumni member of the Federal Bureau Investigation Citizens Academy and the Milwaukee Police Department Citizen Academy. He is a certified radKIDS Children's Safety Education Instructor and a member of the National Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program. Mr. Henning is also a member of Team HOPE and The Surviving Parents Coalition. He is a volunteer for the National center for Missing and Exploited Children and a Veteran of the United States Army 101st Airborne.
One of his personal goals is to impact the lives of as many children and their families as possibly by teaching them safety awareness. The Foundation has finger-printed hundreds of children, teaches safety awareness classes, has released a children's safety CD, has distributed over 3,000 safety awareness coloring books, and in some cases have been first responders of a missing child. Mr. Henning believes that with continual guidance on safety, our youth will make positive safety choices.
Mr. Henning is a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.