What is United Way Next Gen?
United Way Next Gen is a local initiative focused on developing a community of stakeholders in their twenties and thirties, encouraging them to invest their time, energy and money in the community through the United Way. This initiative creates opportunities for future leaders to participate and empowers them to support and advance the impact of the United Way. The Next Gen movement is a unique opportunity for the next generation to become an integral part of the local community and bring about meaningful change.
Next Gen Chairs
Co-Chair: Mitch Purcell
Co-Chair: Emma Fitzgerald
How to get involved
Become a Next Gen Workplace Ambassador
Next Gen Ambassadors are young leaders in workplaces who work with committees to engage the next generation of leaders. These leaders participate in Next Gen activities, promote events and engagement opportunities within their workplaces. They provide information about events and network opportunities to their peers and participate in volunteering, networking and learning opportunities.
The Ambassador’s Role
The Ambassador’s role provides you with the opportunity to assist your workplace committee with strategies specifically tailored to your workplace to help :
- Increase awareness of the valuable work of the United Way in the community
- Act as a point of contact between the United Way Next Gen and employees in the Next Generation in your workplace
- Provide information about events and networking opportunities to employees
There are numerous events and networking opportunities for you to meet some of your peers, have fun, network with community leaders, and become more engaged in the community where you live and work.
Next Gen Masquerade
The first-ever Next Gen Masquerade was held on February 9, 2013, at the Renaissance event venue. Since then it has been the marquee event for United Way’s Next Gen – raising nearly $40,000 for the community.
The Next Gen Masquerade committee invites young professionals to this semi-formal soiree, offering a chance to slip behind a mask and enjoy an evening of intrigue, cocktails and dancing.
Delicious appetizers will be served as you sip on cocktails and dance to music from our DJ on the upper level or listen to live music on the lower level. Get creative and make your own mask or go hunting for a unique mask to compliment your outfit. Masks will also be available by donation at the event.
This year’s Masquerade takes place on March 14, 2020. For full details visit the event website.
Learn more about United Way Next Gen:
Those interested in becoming part of the Next Gen movement are invited to contact the United Way office at 613-542-2674, or email email@example.com