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Red Cross NextGen Group

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Meet Red Cross NextGen

Vision Statement
Founded in 2015, Red Cross Next Gen (RCNG) is a group of socially-conscious young professionals working to connect the next generation of Los Angeles philanthropists to the mission of the American Red Cross—the world’s largest humanitarian organization—enabling them to make positive impact in our own backyard: Los Angeles.
What We Do

Service, Education, Networking & Fundraising—while having fun!

Red Cross NextGen (RCNG) hosts regular opportunities for young professionals to come together in a fun environment with other likeminded individuals throughout the Greater Los Angeles Region. Opportunities include social events, fundraising projects, educational activities and life-changing service projects.

When you attend a NextGen event, you will learn more about both the global reach and the local impact of the Red Cross, our volunteers, and how you can become involved in making a difference.

Additionally, you will have opportunities to expand your leadership skills while connecting with other Red Cross supporters.

Whether it is making sure you are prepared for the next big quake, saving lives by ensuring low income families have working smoke alarms, becoming a Disaster Action Team volunteer or learning CPR, NextGen is your home for fun, friendship, inspiration and giving back to your community.

How do I join?

It's easy! Be an active part of the Los Angeles community, willing to give your time and talents to the American Red Cross and fill out an APPLICATION ONLINE! Annual membership is $100. If you would rather make monthly payments ($10 per month), please email

Connect with us online through Facebook and LinkedIn!

Member Benefits

  • Annual membership dues support the mission of the American Red Cross (100% tax deductible)
  • Invitations to attend various program and/or stewardship events
  • Invitations to attend Red Cross fundraising events at a discounted NextGen price
  • Special opportunities to network with the LA Region Board, Chapter Boards and Tiffany Circle Members
  • Invitations to special phone updates during major disasters
  • Opportunities to fundraise for the largest humanitarian organization in the world
  • A minimum of one networking event per quarter
  • A minimum of one volunteer event per quarter
  • And! Most importantly, you get to be a member of this amazing group!

  • Meet the RCN Leadership Team:


    Jeany Zhao, Chair

    Jeany is currently Vice President, Technology at IRI in Los Angeles and has over 12 years of diverse experience in data technology solutions and analytics. Prior to joining IRI, Jeany worked in Economics research at the UCLA Anderson Forecast. Jeany attended University of California, Irvine and Stanford University.


    Jesse Margetson

    Jesse is the financial planning specialist for the Giordano Wealth Management Group of UBS in Los Angeles. Prior to joining the Giordano Group, Jesse was the Wealth Planning Analyst for the Central Los Angeles Complex and was a financial advisor with UBS in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Jesse attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


    Madhur Agarwal

    Madhur is an Associate of Crescent Capital Group focusing on mezzanine private equity in Los Angeles. Prior to joining Crescent, Madhur was a member of the Investment Banking division at Citigroup in New York. Madhur attended the University of Pennsylvania.


    Thomas B.W. Nicholson

    Thomas is the Administrative Operations Coordinator for the Saban Community Clinic and has over 15 years of experience in the non-profit sector. Prior to joining Saban, Thomas was a Consultant at Bonsai Consulting. Thomas attended West Texas A&M University, Amarillo College, California State Polytechnic University – Pomona, and Pasadena City College.


    Matthew Kauffmann

    Matthew is a founder of JK & Co, a full service jewelry company specializing in custom diamond jewelry, estate and antique jewelry, and high-end luxury watches. Matthew is a Diamond Expert and an Accredited Jewelry Professional certified by the Gemological Institute of America. Matthew attended California State University, Los Angeles.


    Zhenya Levchenko

    Zhenya is a Major Gifts Officer at the American Red Cross Los Angeles Region and serves as a staff liaison to Red Cross NextGen. Zhenya attended the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and Woodbury University.

    How to Join: