A group of millennials pose at a Gen Next 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 can 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 2018 Culbert Family Award for Philanthropy.
Winners will be announced at United Way's annual Spirits of Gold awards on February, 7, 2018.




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 philanthropic activities.

Take action



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, listen to live music, and unmask the power of community.

View our 2018 Rouge Photos

Urban Exposure Project Exhibit

Urban Exposure Project Exhibit

The local art scene just got that much better. See local people doing local good through the art of photography and community.



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.

View our September photos

Things you can do for your city

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.

Run a 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

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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Gen Next Committee

Ashley Anderson

Gen Next Chair
Manager, Consumer Sales and Learning,
Shaw Communications Inc.

Robb Hart

Gen Next Vice Chair
Search Manager, TPD

Harbie Jawanda

Gen Next Vice Chair
Associate Principal, Research, Peters & Co. Limited

Taylor Brown

Senior Associate, Assurance

Dorian Goodwin

Accounting Administrator,
PPI Advisory

Bertha Macwan

Manager, Communications and Community Engagement
BMO Bank of Montreal, Alberta & NWT Division

Danielle Murphy

Vice President, Investment Banking, RBC Capital Markets




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.

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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 through photography. The program includes technical photography training and explores topics like poverty, vulnerable kids, and community building.

The Urban Exposure Project runs every Wednesday evening for two hours from Wednesday March 7, 2018 to Wednesday May 10, 2018. The final exhibit will take place in June.

Applications close Monday, February 26, 2018 at noon. All applicants will be contacted with further information by February 28, 2018.

Join the Urban Exposure Project

  1. About You

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  8. Your Photography Experience

    You can have a lot or none at all, we'd just like to get to know you a little better.
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  12. Your Commitment

    This project requires a 10 week commitment of two hours a week. Weekly sessions are on Wednesday evenings; participants are also invited to optional weekend opportunities.
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  15. Tell about what you know (or don't know - that's ok too!) about United Way of Calgary and Area and Gen Next.*
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