The GCF NEXT Fund engages, empowers and mobilizes future generations of generosity while helping young people build a relationship with GCF.

Engaging the NEXT Generation of Generosity

  • Engage: Our signature events allow you to network and get to know GCF NEXT and other regional YP groups.
  • Empower: NEXT Up event series empowers passionate young people, increases awareness of key issues facing our region and amplifies the voices of smaller organizations tackling equity issues with holistic, well-integrated strategies.
  • Mobilize: GCF NEXT will offer an annual opportunity for YPs to support one of these organizations through a Giving Circle where contributing members will vote on which nonprofit’s mission speaks most to them.

How to Get Involved

Attend Events

GCF convenes events throughout the year to engage individuals, partner with nonprofits and other YP groups and expand our network.


Contribute to the Giving Circle

With a contribution of at least $50, make your voice heard as we support a local nonprofit doing inspiring work. Learn more about the GCF NEXT Giving Circle

Join the Advisory Committee

A group of engaged community members helps to steer the vision of GCF NEXT. Interest forms are accepted year-round and new members are on boarded every January.

Our People

GCF NEXT Advisory Committee

GCF NEXT is guided by a committed group of community volunteers:

  • Blake McCormick, UC Health Foundation
  • Daniel Maxwell, UC Health Foundation
  • Eric Robinson, Brandenburg and Associates
  • Ernie Dimalanta, Dimalanta Design Group
  • Jenna Ruttkay, Inspiring Service
  • Justin Joyce, Porter Wright Morris & Arthur
  • Kelly LaFrankie, Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency
  • Lindsay Smith, Freestore Foodbank
  • Michael Young, Inspiring Service
  • Miguel Mendoza, Cincinnati Children's Hospital
  • Neha Matta, The Health Collaborative
  • Sarah Anne Campbell, PNC Bank
  • Shawn Crowley, Tower Hill Specialty Group, LLC
  • Taylor Shockey, Centers for Disease Control

GCF Staff Team

  • Lauren Jones
  • Zohar Perla
  • Jamie Lydenberg
  • Paige Goodin
  • Rosie Polter

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