Growing up in Beaumont, Cory Henderson came to love duck hunting in the marshes and rice fields of southeast Texas. Those youthful haunts are still some of his favorite places to hunt, along the lakes and farm ponds in the Texas Cross Plains and on the marshes of the Upper Texas Coast.

With his passion for waterfowl hunting deeply rooted, Henderson moved to Fort Worth in 2006 to attend Texas Christian University. Upon graduating with a degree in political science and a minor in environmental science, he embarked on a career in nonprofit fundraising and development.

Prior to joining the Delta team, his most recent role was as leader of the development department at Communities in Schools of Greater Tarrant County. Before that, Henderson led development efforts at Recovery Resource Council and served as Development Officer United Way of Tarrant County.

“The opportunity to merge my fundraising career with my personal and lifelong passion for duck hunting is what makes this role at Delta so exciting for me,” he said.

With a proven track record of relationship development and cultivation throughout North Texas, Henderson focuses on a donor-centered approach.

“This is a great time to join Delta,” he said. “Being a part of this as we embark on rapid fundraising growth is inspirational. I look forward to seeing the benefit this strengthening capacity will provide for duck production and research. This is also true of the HunteR3 initiative, something I enjoy doing myself and of which I see the vital importance.”

When he’s not working or duck hunting, you’ll find Henderson waiting for the next duck season to open by bow-hunting for deer, bass fishing and fly fishing. He and his wife, Tara, enjoy a variety of outdoor activities together, especially in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. And he’s always on the lookout for new places to hunt and new experiences to enjoy with Scout, his 4-year-old Lab.

You can reach him at chenderson@deltawaterfowl.org.