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

Jerrica Goodwin speaks at the 2016 Urban Exposure Project Exhibit event

Gen Next Chair

Account Executive, Brookline PR

Ashley Anderson

Ashley smiles with her hand on her hip

Gen Next Vice Chair

Director, Dryver Group Inc.

Robb Hart

Robb smiles in his top hat and bow tie at the 2016 Rouge Gala

Gen Next Vice Chair

Senior Client Partner, TPD


Cameron Bossert

Cameron smiles while standing in a boardroom

Associate, Global Investment Banking, RBC Capital Markets

Erin Cunes

Erin smiles with a feather in her hair at the 2016 Rouge Gala

Office Supervisor, Ember Resources

Kathleen Hosfield

Kathleen smiles at the 2016 Urban Exposure Project Exhibit

Shell Canada


Harbie Jawanda

Harbie smiles in his bow tie at the 2016 Rouge Gala

Associate Principal, Research, Peters & Co. Limited

Vanessa Nemetcheck

Vanessa smiles while wearing sequins and a feather in her hair at the 2016 Rouge Gala

Manager, Corporate Relations, University of Alberta

Molly Stogran

Molly celebrates after climbing to the top of a mountain

Senior Client Relationship Manager, Scotiabank Commercial Banking


Corey van der Laan

Corey smiles in his bow tie at the 2016 Gen Next Rouge Gala

Information Technology Representative, Perpetual Energy Inc.

Ashley Vogeli

Ashley smiles with her arms crossed over her chest

Public Affairs Account Manager, Ipsos