The American Women’s Club of the Philippines (AWCP) is a social organization that helps:
Welcome and assist newcomers and their families to the Philippines
Foster members’ knowledge and understanding of our host country by creating opportunities for our members to enrich their experience living in the Philippines; through community service projects, local tours and activities, and social gatherings
When Ann Murphy, wife of the American Ambassador, arrived in Manila in 1978, she was surprised to find no club for American women. She, together with other enthusiastic women organized the American Women’s Club of the Philippines. On April 23, 1979 at the Makati Sports Club, the constitution was adopted and officers were elected. Since its inception, the basic organization of the AWCP has not changed, though it has been enriched and expanded through the efforts of its diverse membership. The original goals of assisting newcomers and offering a meeting ground for American women are still part of the Club’s mission, but the Club also supports the local population through its community service projects. Through the years, American women establish new friendships as they work together to make AWCP stronger. We are an inclusive organization and welcome individuals of any nationality to join us. Each year, new activities are added and our involvement in the Filipino community only continues to increase.
We have a great variety of weekly and monthly activities which appeal to almost anyone! We offer tours throughout the city and country, a monthly book club, monthly knitting club, social lunches all around Manila, Coffee Mornings to meet new members, holiday parties for your family, weekend social events, and more. We are also always open to new ideas and suggestions!
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One of our most iconic charity fundraising activities is the Charity Bazaar. The first bazaar was held in 1991 and continues today to be one of the most well known and successful bazaars in the Philippines. It is a highly successful event for local vendors to showcase their products to both the expatriate and local community. The Bazaar has only not been held during the strictest lockdowns during the Covid pandemic. In 2023, the Bazaar moved to SM Aura in Taguig to increase accessibility to a larger market. This Bazaar would not be successful without all the amazing volunteer women who organize, staff and market our event!
AWCP has supported a variety of charities throughout the Philippines since 1979. We are proud to be able to lend support to charities who offer education and housing for children, medical missions, sustainability projects, livelihood missions and more. We have assisted in building schools, supplying books for libraries, offering shelter for those in need, donating basic toiletries to those without, and much, much more.