About Us

Chinese Giving Circle was founded in May 2016 by a group of ladies with a simple idea of forming an organization to inspire hope and contribute to the well-being of the Chinese community in America. Committed to cultivating a culture of giving, we are incorporated as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and currently serve the Greater New York region. As we continue to grow, we hope to expand our reach to serve surrounding areas and beyond.


Today, the Chinese community in America continues to grow.  We want to address the challenges in the community by raising funds to support the community and invest in our collective future. We at the Chinese Giving Circle focus specifically on promoting goodwill and a strong culture of giving within our community. Through our collective efforts, we aim to:

  • Educate new Chinese immigrants about the benefits of giving back and supporting the Chinese community
  • Raise awareness about our community’s needs and promote opportunities to give back
  • Connect members of our community and build a more expansive and well-resourced network of lending hands
  • Represent the interests and concerns of Chinese individuals in our communities

To better achieve our objectives, we will also be hosting various events throughout the year. Funds raised during these events will be used to fulfill our goals of cultivating a stronger culture of giving within the Chinese community. Such funds and donations could, for example, help us encourage community activities in arts, culture, health education etc., support our children’s development within the community, assist someone in need due to unforeseen circumstances within our community and more.


Chair :  Tess Ma      

Co-Vice Chair:  Cher He and Mary Chen        

Secretary: Romain Lin       

Treasurer :Amanda Li                           

Director, Communications:   Liana Xu 

Advisory Board

Former Board members who provide sustained guidance and leadership.

Salina Wong

Mimi Chi