Come help us kick off our 5th year of friendship, philanthropy, and strengthening greater Rochester!

Since 2009, NextGen members have met many new friends (including some community leaders), learned more about our region, and distributed grants totaling $43,480 to 22 different nonprofits.

Through NextGen, we are demonstrating the exponential power of working together to build a stronger community. What does that mean? Consider this: A member that joined NextGen in 2009 and contributed $25 a quarter for 4 years, helped distribute 100 times more to local nonprofits than they would have alone.

At our Open House you will:

  • Hear from Cindy Harper, seasoned nonprofit executive and community volunteer, speak on giving, philanthropy, and making a difference in your community.
  • Learn more about the launch of NextGen’s campaign to raise an endowment— an effort supported in part by a $5,000 challenge grant from the Community Foundation.
  • Have a chance to meet some of our members – socialize and ask questions about NextGen.
  • Mingle with some representatives from organizations that have received past NextGen grants.
  • Tour the Community Foundation’s historic Georgian Colonial home.
  • Enjoy free wine, cheese, and desserts.
  • Experience the rockin’ beats of deejay extraordinaire, Saul Maneiro. (Yes, you read that right.)

Event details:

NextGen Rochester’s 5th Annual Open House
The Community Foundation (500 East Ave.)
Wednesday, January 16
6:00pm until 8:00pm

Parking is available behind the Community Foundation’s building and on-street parking is available after 6pm where posted.

To view the event on Facebook, visit our page at: http://www.facebook.com/NextGenRoc.