Gen Next

Young professionals shaping the future of their community

What’s the best way for young professionals to create social change and connect face-to-face over philanthropy?

Gen Next!

This exclusive United Way program brings together local changemakers in their 20s and 30s to take action and inspire the next generation of community leaders.

Join Gen Next

Just share a few details with us and you’ll be the first to know about Gen Next opportunities, or follow Gen Next on Instagram. We’d love to hear how you’re doing your own local good too. Let us know and help inspire others by tagging your social posts with #DoLocalGood!

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Culbert Family Award for Philanthropy

The Culbert Family Award for Philanthropy is presented annually to two young professionals for their charitable giving and outstanding work in their community. Winners of this award receive $2,000 to invest in their professional development or philanthropic endeavours.

  • How do you invest your time and talent in your local community (charitable giving, volunteering, and involvement in a United Way workplace campaign)? What inspires you to give back?
  • Describe your leadership skills and how you have used these skills to support and influence community involvement within your networks and community (friends, peers, and coworkers).
  • Please upload one or two letters of reference that can speak to your community involvement and/or leadership skills.

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Applications open January 14, 2020 and close on February 2, 2020. Award recipients will be notified on February 15, 2020 and awards will be publicly announced at United Way’s annual Community Builder awards on March 12, 2020.

Run a fundraising campaign

Develop leadership skills, get to know your colleagues, and support your community by running a workplace campaign.

Learn more

Get involved with Gen Next

Attend an Event

Gen Next events bring together professionals in their 20s and 30s to network and chat about how to make an impact on the community.

Join Gen Next

Urban Exposure Project

A group of ambitious photographers take to the streets of Calgary to capture the issues in our city and showcase the people helping to solve them throughout the 10 week program.

Now accepting volunteer photography mentor applications for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!

Join “The Next”

This flagship program for our next generation of community leaders offers public speaking training, volunteer opportunities and networking with business leaders.

Contact us to learn more

Gen Next Committee

Committee Chair

Robb Hart
Partner, TPD

Committee Vice-Chairs

Harbie Jawanda
Principal, Oil & Gas Analyst, Peters & Co. Limited

Danielle Murphy
Director, Global Investment Banking, RBC Capital Markets

Committee Members

Taylor Brown
Associate, Automotive – Corporate Finance, BMO Financial Group

Cassandra Bizzotto
Manager, Audit Private, Deloitte

Dorian Goodwin
Accounting Administrator, PPI Advisory

Bertha Macwan
Manager, Communications and Community Engagement, BMO Financial Group, Alberta & NWT Divison

Thank you to our sponsor

Gen Next is proudly sponsored by Pembina Pipeline Corporation.

Sponsorship opportunities

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

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