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GenNext: Making an impact 

GenNext Saint John, Kings & Charlotte is not just growing the next generation of philanthropists – it’s actively shaping them.

Since its official start nearly a year ago, this dynamic group of young professionals has made significant strides in community engagement and philanthropy.

With a diverse and passionate cabinet and membership, GenNext is quickly becoming a force for good.

In just one year, its members raised $35,000 from their personal commitments, matches and fundraising.

“It has been an absolute pleasure to have the opportunity to work and get to know this incredible group of people,” says Alexya Heelis, executive director of United Way Saint John, Kings & Charlotte.

“They have so much energy and passion for their community. I love that they are always up for anything – whether it is meeting a volunteer need or organizing fun fundraising and networking events!”


In recent months, that energy and passion drove members to paint a room at the Family Resource Centre, manage registration at a holiday party, and help the Sophia Recovery Centre move offices.


They have held a wine mixer at the Union Club, a beer tasting and fireside chat featuring notable local leaders Andrew Oland and Craig Estabrooks, and an entertaining drag brunch. Each event not only raised funds for our cause but also awareness about the United Way’s mission.


Building on this momentum, GenNext is looking forward to its fourth fundraiser: a comedy night at Wasted Day Brewery on Feb. 3. This event promises to be another engaging and enjoyable opportunity to support a great cause. Go online for more details and tickets.


Interested in joining this vibrant group of young professionals and becoming a part of this exciting journey? GenNext is recruiting new cabinet members. Reach out to Jenna for more information at