A group of five young professionals smile while at a Gen Next Mingle event

This award recognizes millennials in Calgary who are shaping the future of our city through their work in the community and charitable giving. Recipients receive $2,000 to enhance their professional development or philanthropy.

How winners could use the award

  • Put this award toward your MBA, leadership development courses, or other skill-building programs
  • Invest in community building initiatives in our city

Applications are now closed for the 2017 awards. Winners will be notified Monday, February 6, 2017.



Meet past winners

Lourdes Juan

Soma Spa, LMJ Consultants

Founder, Leftovers YYC

Michelle Moon

ARC Financial

Founder, Calgary Women in Finance; YYC Do-Gooders

Michael Jolie

WorleyParsons Canada

Active volunteer

Anna Murray

Civitas 360

Founder, Young Women in Energy


A group of five young professionals smile while at a Gen Next Mingle event

Gen Next is a group of passionate millennials – Calgarians in their 20s and 30s taking action to educate and inspire the next generation of leaders in community and philanthropy.

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A fundraising gala for millennials! Get dressed up, enjoy a drink, listen to live music, and contribute to building a stronger city.

View 2016 event photos

Run a United Way

Workplace Campaign

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Want to develop leadership skills, get to know your colleagues and support your community?Contact us to find out how you can run your own United Way workplace campaign.

Learn more


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Bringing professionals in their 20s and 30s together to network, Mingles also highlight philanthropy and ways to take action.

View 2016 Mingle photos

The Next

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This year-long leadership development program provides public speaking training, volunteer opportunities, and networking with business leaders.

Urban Exposure Project

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Photography takes on a whole new light in this 14-week program highlighting social issues around Calgary. You don’t need to be an expert, and can complete the program with your iPhone.

Culbert Family Award

for Philanthropy


Recognizing outstanding community leaders, winners of this award receive $2,000 to enhance their professional development or philanthropy. Subscribe below to find out how you can apply or nominate someone.


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Meet the Gen Next Core Team

Jerrica Goodwin

Gen Next Chair

Account Executive, Brookline PR

Ashley Anderson

Gen Next Vice Chair

Director, Dryver Group Inc.

Robb Hart

Gen Next Vice Chair

Senior Client Partner, TPD

Darby Fellowes

Coordinator, Business Development, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Dorian Goodwin

Accounting Administrator, PPI Advisory

Danielle Murphy

Vice President, Investment Banking, RBC Capital Markets

Harbie Jawanda

Associate Principal, Research, Peters & Co. Limited

Vanessa Nemetcheck

Director, Strategic Events, Office of Development and Alumni Engagement, University of Calgary

Corey van der Laan

Information Technology Representative, Perpetual Energy Inc.



Pembina Pipeline Corporation is a Proud Gen Next Program Sponsor.

Sponsorship Opportunities

If you are interested in supporting the Gen Next program, please contact us.

A 2016 Urban Exposure Project participant kneels to take a photo. Photo: Meghan Day

This annual photography program allows participants to learn about social issues impacting our city, while learning how to tell stories and take photos. The program includes technical photography skills training and explores topics like poverty, vulnerable kids, and community building.

Applications close on Monday, February 13, 2017 at noon. All applicants will be contacted with further information by February 15, 2017.


Join the Urban Exposure Project

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