The Japanese American Women’s Giving Circle (JAWGC) is a group of like-minded philanthropists committed to empowering and nurturing other Japanese American women who wish to give back to their Japanese American communities of Southern California.

We are multi-generational; comprised of both former Nisei Week court members and non-court members alike.

We envision a forum that helps to promote the aspirations of women of Nisei Week with the intent of motivating them to remain active within the Japanese American community even after their reigns on the Nisei Week court have ended.

The idea for the JAWGC was founded by members of the 2001 Nisei Week Court who had a desire to provide long-lasting support to the Japanese American community.