WHO WE ARE
The Miss Universe Organization (MUO) is a global, inclusive organization that celebrates women of all cultures and backgrounds and empowers them to realize their goals through experiences that build self- confidence and create opportunities for success.
MISS UNIVERSE®, MISS USA® and MISS TEEN USA® provide the approximately 10,000 women who participate annually an international platform to affect positive change personally, professionally and philanthropically as inspirational leaders and role models.
RUN BY WOMEN, FOR WOMEN
MUO empowers women to realize their ambition and build self-confidence, acting as a catalyst for future success. The MUO community is a sisterhood that is committed to uplifting and empowering one another.
The delegates and titleholders that have participated in the MUO system are able to cultivate their personal, professional, and philanthropic goals. These women are forward-thinking and motivated to not just talk about change, but to initiate it.
Research has shown the #1 obstacle for women to overcome in reaching their potential is a lack of self-confidence. By developing self-confidence through MUO experiences, women have gone onto high-profile careers in government, business, finance, broadcasting and entertainment.
MUO prioritizes the importance of being involved and giving back through a dedicated international platform of charitable partnerships. As leaders and role models within their communities, our delegates and titleholders affect positive change through volunteering, fundraising and advocacy.
Best Buddies® is a nonprofit organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Founded in 1989 by Anthony K. Shriver, Best Buddies is a vibrant organization that has grown to almost 1,500 chapters worldwide. Today, Best Buddies' eight formal programs engage participants in each of the 50 states and in 50 countries, positively impacting the lives of nearly 700,000 people with and without disabilities around the world.
For over 35 years, God’s Love We Deliver has improved the health and well-being of men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other serious illnesses by alleviating hunger and malnutrition. GLWD has home-delivered 25 million+ nutritious, medically tailored meals for people too sick to shop or cook for themselves.
GOD'S LOVE WE DELIVER (GLWD)
Smile Train is an international children’s charity with a sustainable approach to a single, solvable problem: cleft lip and palate. Millions of children in developing countries with untreated clefts live in isolation, but more importantly, have difficulty eating, breathing and speaking.
Cleft repair surgery is simple, and the transformation is immediate. Our sustainable model provides training, funding and resources to empower local doctors in 85+ developing countries to provide 100%-free cleft repair surgery and comprehensive cleft care in their own communities.