October 26, 2017
On October 26, hundreds of young professionals, community leaders and ‘People 2 Know’ gathered at the Horticulture Building at Landsdowne Park to take part in Schmoozefest — a premiere networking event hosted by United Way Ottawa’s GenNext.
When attendees made a donation to GenNext at the event, they could take a “Schmooze-shot.” Their photo was added to our photo wall to celebrate all the people making contributions to make Ottawa great for everyone.
Funds raised from the evening go towards the GenNext+ Giving Circles: Youth Mental Health, Social Enterprise and Path to Pride, supporting Ottawa’s LGBTQ+ community. The money supports local programs funded through United Way in each of the three issue areas.
There were over 400 change-makers in the room Thursday night excited about making new connections and contributing to creating lasting local change.
Here’s what they had to say about the experience.
Want to learn more about GenNext+Giving Circles?
You’re invited to become a GenNext+ Giving Circle member, where your donation of just $20/month throughout the year gives you the opportunity to support Youth Mental Health, Social Enterprise or Path to Pride initiatives. You’ll also be the first to know about upcoming events and opportunities so you don’t miss out on events like Schmoozefest.