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Solidarity for George Floyd

The Asian Women Giving Circle stands in solidarity with Black people and we condemn the centuries of systemic racism and white supremacy that continue to criminalize and kill Black lives. The AWGC was founded to channel resources into local communities and shine a spotlight on community experiences and stories. In the spirit of that mission, we invite you to also support our Black …

Inside Philanthropy: How Giving Circles Are Adapting to COVID-19

“We will be here for the long haul. That [is an] inherent strength because, crisis or not, we aren’t going anywhere.” Hali Lee, Asian Women Giving Circle founder Recently, the Asian Women Giving Circle was featured in an Inside Philanthropy piece on how giving circles are adapting to the COVID-19 crisis. We will miss our normal fundraisers and get-togethers this …

AWGC Grantees Work in Response to the COVID-19 Crisis

In these challenging times, it is more important than ever for us to come together as a community in solidarity. COVID-19 has impacted our communities deeply, and we wish everyone safety and health as we all work together to build and recover. In the wake of this crisis, AWGC grantees have been doing incredible work to leverage the arts and …

Power, Passion, and Philanthropy this October 30

Power, Passion, and Philanthropy

Join the Asian Women Giving Circle in kicking off our 15th year at our Power, Passion, and Philanthropy event on October 30. It will be a fantastic evening of food, wine, and conversation with our panel of Asian American boss ladies leading with purpose! You wan’t want to miss discussion with our fabulous featured speakers: Chitra Aiyar, Executive Director, Sadie …

Come Discuss Asian American Melancholia & Dissociation

Join us for a discussion of academic David L. Eng and psychotherapist Shinhee Han’s new book, Racial Melancholia, Racial Dissociation (Duke University Press 2019). Eng and Han first met in the mid-1990s when they were brought together by their collective sorrow by a spate of student suicides at Columbia University. Their book explores the psychic trauma of Asian American young …

Have a laugh at Comedy for a Cause, March 5!

Asian Women Giving Circle presents Comedy for a Cause! Come laugh, drink, and have a good time — all while raising money to support Asian American women and social change. We’ve got a fantastic, all-female lineup of comics that you won’t want to miss. All proceeds go to the Asian Women Giving Circle. RSVP and invite your friends on Facebook, …