Henry Timms and 92nd Street Y


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As President and CEO of 92nd Street Y, Henry oversees the renowned cultural and community center that creates programs and movements that foster the arts, learning and civic engagement.

Hundreds of thousands of people visit 92Y annually, and millions more participate in 92Y’s digital and online initiatives. The organization has over 40+ businesses, including critically-acclaimed performing and visual arts programs; a celebrated series of talks and readings; a huge range of family and wellness programming; professional development opportunities; and much more.

During Henry’s tenure, the team at 92Y has re-imagined the role of the traditional community center, using innovative programming and new technology both locally and globally. The 144-year-old institution has been named to Fast Company's "Most Innovative Companies" list and is soon to conclude its first major capital campaign of the 21stcentury, re-imagining the space and programs for a new generation.  

He is the co-founder of #GivingTuesday, a global philanthropic movement that engages people in close to 100 countries and has generated over a billion dollars for good causes. He is the co-author of New Power, which was described by David Brooks in the New York Times as “the best window I’ve seen into this new world” and shortlisted for the FT/McKinsey Business Book of the Year. It was named as one of the best business books of 2018 by Fortune, Bloomberg, Financial Times, and CNBC.

Henry is a Hauser Visiting Leader at Harvard Kennedy School and Visiting Fellow at Stanford University. Henry serves on the board of Independent Sector and is a fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts (RSA), where he is chair of the nominating committee for the RSA’s Benjamin Franklin Medal. He is a dual citizen of the U.S. and the U.K.

He was recently named as the next President and CEO of Lincoln Center. 

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