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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 philanthropic activities.

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A fundraising gala for millennials! Get dressed up, enjoy a drink, listen to live music, and unmask the power of community.

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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. Photo credit: Jesse Tamayo

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 phone.

Culbert Family Award

for Philanthropy

The 2017 Culbert Family Award for Philanthropy winners pose with United Way president Karen Young

Recognizing outstanding community leaders, winners of this award receive $2,000 to enhance their professional development or philanthropy.

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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.


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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.