Stepping up to ensure a brighter futurE

Next Generation United (NGU) is a giving community for the next generation of leaders who donate $100 or more annually to United Way of Buffalo & Erie County. NGU enables a network of young professionals to be agents of change by tackling local worthy causes through fun, social and impactful opportunities. NGU allows WNY's rising leaders to reshape the norms of philanthropy by creating unique connections to community nonprofits that are poised to tackle some of Buffalo’s most pressing challenges.


Become a Next Generation United Member


NGU's mission is to identify, educate and empower leaders of tomorrow to be catalysts for change in our community through events and service. This is actualized through our marquee event, Pitch10, where WNY-based organizations are selected and given the chance to connect directly with our young professional community and compete for a series of grants to further activate their missions.

Pitch10 2023 Tickets are now available

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next generation EVENTS

A picture of Volunteers at United Ways Next Generation EventMembers also have the opportunity to mix and mingle with other young leaders who share the same passion for the community at Next Generation Uncorked events. Learn about what the most pressing needs are in Erie County, and how you can help solve them, all while sharing a drink and a laugh at some of the best places to hang out in the area.






Brielynn Bell
Goldberg Sagalla

Alex Dean
Lippes Mathias

Olivia Lewis
Wegmans Food Markets
Kelsey Sweet
Pegula Sports & Entertainment

Richard Booth

Erin Feeney
Hallmark Trading Card Co.

Tiffany Nguyen
Eli Lilly
Andrea Wahl
Child & Family Services

Emily Ciraolo

Robert Howard

Joseph Schafer
Lippes Mathias
Melissa Wood
University at Buffalo
Ashley Coder
Buffalo Prep

Nicholas Kaczmarek
Oishei Children's Hospital
Catie Sedor
National Fuel

Margaret Zimmer

Pursuit Lending

Ariel Davis
United Way of Buffalo & Erie County

Ansley Kelly
Wegmans Food Markets

Erinn Steffen

United Way Sponsors based. You will see Platinum Sponsors, Gold Sponsors, Silver Sponsors