NextGen LA

  • NextGen LA

Humanitarians Today, Philanthropists of Tomorrow

NextGen LA is a group of young professionals dedicated to championing the humanitarian mission of the American Red Cross and advancing the Greater Los Angeles Community. We empower the next generation of philanthropists to engage the community, develop their careers, and support meaningful causes.

Acitvities and Events

Networking and Career Development Opportunities

NextGen LA members have the opportunity to network with business and community leaders in the LA area

Mission Driven Events & Volunteer Opportunities

Examples of mission driven activites include:

  • Smoke Alarm Installations
  • Activity to Benefit Veterans
  • Digital Mapping of Remote Areas in Underdeveloped Countries
  • Blood Drives
  • Fundraising Events

    NextGen LA will host fundraising events to support the American Red Cross work in the Los Angeles Region, including:

  • Holiday Celebration
  • After-Party to annual Los Angeles Regional Gala
  • Membership Options

    Individuals can join with an annual tax-deductible donation of: $10 per month ($120 annually) or $50 per month ($600 annually)

    Premier: $120 ($10/mo)

    • Invited to Quarterly Mission Events
    • 1 Comp Ticket to Semi-Annual Fundraising Events
    • Invited to Monthly Happy Hours

    All-Access: $600 ($50/mo)

    • Invited to Monthly Happy Hours
    • Invited to Quarterly Mission Events
    • 1 Comp Ticket to Semi-Annual Fundraising Events
    • Additional Comp Tickets to Semi Annual Fundraising Events
    • Invitation to Kit Builds
    • Invitation to Lunch & Learn Events
    • Invitation to Tiffany Circle Events
    • Invitation to Exclusive High-Level Donor Events

    NextGen LA Leadership Council


    Samantha Yin, President

    Samantha Yin is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and is pursuing a future career in emergency medicine. She currently serves as a representative on the American Red Cross Los Angeles Region Board of Directors and has been a volunteer with the organization for over 10 years. During her time, she has implemented large-scale youth programs, responded to disasters with local Disaster Action Teams, and served as a California Safe Corps AmeriCorps member for two full terms.

    Samantha joined NextGenLA to network and volunteer with a group of aspiring young philanthropists in the Los Angeles Region. She is excited to work together with to support the overall mission of the American Red Cross


    Jeffrey Su, President-Elect

    Jeffrey Su is an architect at Togawa Smith Martin; specializing in residential, mixed-use, and multi-family housing in Los Angeles. A graduate from the USC School of Architecture, Jeff has worked in all phases of the construction process for many local buildings. Projects range from 24 to 700 units at a time and he is even currently building his own house.

    Jeff joins NextGen LA with the goal of creating Red Cross Lifers within the Los Angeles young professional community. With over 13 years of experience with the American Red Cross, Jeff is known among friends as the “Red Cross Guy”. He has done everything from re-chartering the club at USC, to working on the National Youth Council, and currently serves as a Youth Advisor for the Pasadena and Arcadia Chapters. He is excited to meet like-minded humanitarians that will become lifelong philanthropists, just like you!


    Mia Antoniello, VP of Fundraising

    Mia Antoniello is a Market Research Consultant for Wells Fargo Bank in Los Angeles, CA.

    In her role, she develops a strategy for customers to improve internal controls, streamline processes and reduce potential risk.

    She has been with the company for over 11 years specializing in Treasury Management.

    Mia joined NextGen LA to help create opportunities for individuals to participate in events to support the Red Cross mission.


    Nico Luna, VP of Engagement

    Nico Luna is an investment banking analyst in the California K-14 Education Group at RBC Capital Markets. A recent graduate of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, he provides technical and analytical support in the structuring and underwriting of School Bonds for CA school districts and community colleges.

    Nico joined NextGen LA to better engage with and help advance the Great Los Angeles Community. He looks forward to championing the humanitarian mission of the Red Cross and meeting other young philanthropists along the way.


    Jordan Buxton-Punch, VP of Membership

    Jordan Buxton - Punch is an entrepreneurial Financial Consultant in Los Angeles, CA.

    In his role, he develops a marketing materials and provides strategic relationships for clients attempting to access the capital markets. He has been with various investment banks and private equity firms prior to starting his own practice in 2017.

    Jordan joined NextGen LA to harness his relationships in the private sector in order to support the Red Cross mission.