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The Asian Women Giving Circle (AWGC) is the first and largest giving circle in the nation led by Asian American women. We believe culture is an essential part of any strategy for social change. We raise funds to support Asian American women-led projects in NYC that use arts and culture to:
Bring about progressive social transformation
Raise awareness and catalyze action around critical issues that affect Asian American women, girls and families
Highlight and promote women’s central role as leaders, creators, developers and managers of these projects
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Asian Americans are the fastest growing racial and ethnic group in New York City (comprising 14% of the population) yet our communities receive less than 1% of philanthropic dollars. Our goals are to:
The AWGC Steering Committee is a diverse group of Asian American women who lead the grant-making and fund-raising efforts of the giving circle. We are a donor-advised fund at the Ms. Foundation for Women, which distributes our funds solely at our direction, and we are also a member of the Asian American/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP) National Donor Circle Network.
We thank these women for being part of the brave very beginnings . . .
Ruchika Bajaj, Helena Choy, Laura Hong, Pat Lian, Lena Lim, Kaberi Banerjee Murthy, Christine Nakaoka, Lisa Philp, Angelie Singla, Kathy Heejung Song, Sarah BJ Sung, Tani Takagi, Agnes Hsu Tang, Jonna Tiu and Ruby Takanishi