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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Three people dressed in tuxedos and sequin dresses stand together at the 2015 Rouge gala

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

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Run a United Way

Workplace Campaign

A group of United Way members pose in T-shirts that say I Am Calgary

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

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A group of young professionals chat and network while at a Gen Next Mingle event

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

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The Next


Three young professionals make hundreds of sandwiches for Calgary Meals on Wheels

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

Urban Exposure Project


A woman kneels to take a photo as part of the Urban Exposure Project

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

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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

Manager, Corporate Relations, University of Alberta

Corey van der Laan

Information Technology Representative, Perpetual Energy Inc.

Ashley Vogeli

Public Affairs Account Manager, Ipsos