The Legacy of Henry A. Bromelkamp, President EmeritusPresident of Bromelkamp Company for more than 40 years, Henry was a computer systems consultant, programmer and designer. Having grown up in a family of nine boys, Henry learned the need for organization at a very early age.
His background includes a degree in architecture and several years managing a community music organization, as well as work at the IBM Development Laboratory in Rochester, Minnesota. As a consultant, his work was originally for Arts Councils; eventually over half of the state arts agencies in the United States adopted the software he developed. More recently, the work expanded to other grant makers, especially foundations.
Henry was the original developer of Pearl Software, and a key member of the team that developed and continues to make Akoya.net exceptional. He also consulted with clients to develop custom database configurations, conducts trainings, and has delivered conference presentations on a variety of topics related to foundation technology.
Henry lived in a constant state of renovating a big stone and brick Victorian house. He is an avid biker, runner, sketch artist, singer, bass player, and traveler.
Henry is passionate about building a promising future for the children of Africa. He was the chair of Africa Classroom Connection, which builds schools in South Africa, and held a position on the board of Action for Children Zambia, which helps street kids get back into school and society. He was also an Ambassador of Books for Africa, which provides textbooks to children of Africa. In addition, he was very active in his radically Catholic church Spirit of St. Stephen's Catholic Community and on the board to end homelessness at St Stephen's Human Services.