About Us

NextGen Lincoln (NextGen) is a giving circle of young adults who believe that, by coming together to give collectively, they can have a greater impact on Lincoln's nonprofit organizations. NextGen offers an opportunity to give back, learn about the unique issues in our city, and get together in a fun and charitable way.

NextGen was formed in 2014 with a Board of Advisors.  Since that time, members have granted over $60,000 to local nonprofits. Membership is open to any young adult (typically between the ages of 21 and 40) who supports the purpose of NextGen Lincoln, and is contingent upon paying annual dues ($300/household).

In 2018, NextGen granted $13,000 to three local nonprofits:  Heartland Big Brothers Big Sisters, Child Advocacy Center, and Community Crops.

2019 NextGen Board of Advisors  

Charlie Bills, Chair
Sara Bills
Graham Pansing Brooks
Kyle Cartwright
Carey Collingham
Erin Dobesh
Ryan Dobesh
Phil Friedrich
Austin Hegert
Joe Hobelman
Justin Kalemkiarian
Adam Kroft
Tom Luebbe
Katy Martin
Max Rodenburg
April Rost
Betsy Tonniges
Anna Wishart