Orchid Giving Circle®


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Important Dates:

Oct 24, 2021*

Jan 15, 2021

Jun 30, 2021

Members of the Orchid Giving Circle®,  a sisterhood of Asian women, can expect to be active philanthropists and make a meaningful impact with a human values mindset.  They must be Asian or of Asian descent willing to promote philanthropy for the benefit of Asians in North Texas.  The impact to these communities results from the collective, volunteer efforts and talents from our members through committee leadership, advocacy, grant-making, and fundraising.  Since inception, areas of support through nonprofit organizations have included cultural, humanitarian and civic awareness, education, physical and mental health, medical support, domestic violence and the arts.

  • New membership application deadline: October 24, 2021*

  • Member renewal deadline:  January 15, 2021

  • Financial fulfillment deadline: June 30, 2021

    *2022 Membership year

Application Process

New Member application deadline: Oct 24, 2021*


Financial fulfillment deadline: June 30, 2021

Potential candidates must be sponsored by an existing Orchid Giving Circle® member and are required to complete an application which includes a link to the applicant's LinkedIn profile.  Applications are available starting September  21st and must be submitted by October 24, 2021, and applicants will receive a LinkedIn connection request from an Orchid Giving Circle® member to complete the process.  Applicants have an opportunity to talk or meet with Nomination Committee members if they have any questions after they apply.  The financial commitment of $2,500.00 must be received by June 30, 2022 for official membership. Memberships are renewed annually on January 15th.

New Member On-Boarding

New members formally introduced at the Fall Grantee Celebration

The Membership Committee of volunteer leaders each facilitate a small group of new members into active engagement in Orchid Giving Circle®.  New members will learn about the concept of philanthropy and nonprofit organizations.  Small group leaders will provide information about active involvement in Orchid Giving Circle® ambassadorship, social media, special events, grants review, new member invitation, and membership.

The Membership Committee will meet with new members in the Winter and Summer.  New members will be formally introduced at the Member Retreat.

Membership Events

Events will occur throughout the year

Orchid Giving Circle® has three main events that we encourage all members to attend.  Ad hoc gatherings and fundraising events are independently arranged by members.

  • Grant Review: Spring

  • Grantee Celebration: Fall

  • Member Retreat: Winter

Nomination Committee

Arang Cistulli

Lynette Payne

Cathy Tang

Bianca Chow


The Orchid Giving Circle® Fund at Texas Women’s Foundation is a group of dedicated Asian women, working together to support social change and services for the North Texas Asian community.

Our mission is to increase awareness of the local Asian population, community needs and knowledge about philanthropy. Over the past five years, we have awarded $629,500 in grants for education, domestic violence, healthcare, art & culture and social services.

Support Orchid Giving Circle® at Texas Women's Foundation ( EIN 75-2048261 )

Text 41444 the word “ORCHID”