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The MGA Excellence Foundation is a non-profit organization that has been making a positive impact on the LGBTQ+ community since 1972 through the Miss Gay America pageant and community service initiatives. The pageant, which has become a beloved institution in the LGBTQ+ community, builds character and community among its contestants and supporters, while promoting inclusivity and acceptance. Through its various programs, the MGA Excellence Foundation works to create a family for the LGBTQ+ community across the United States. The foundation is comprised of dedicated individuals who are committed to building a better future for all, one that is rooted in diversity and equity. Join us in our mission to build character, community, and a better world for the LGBTQ+ community.

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The MGA Excellence Foundation was founded by Michael Dutzer and Rob Mansman, owners of the Miss Gay America pageant, and is an inspiring organization. Our programs are designed to empower and uplift the LGBTQ+ community by providing mentoring experiences that help individuals navigate the challenges they face in the world. Our mission is to drive positive change in the world through positive experiences and community involvement that help people recognize their self-worth and importance. Join us in creating a world where all individuals can live as their selves and thrive.

MGA Excellence Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire, mentor and provide a safe haven to LGBTQ community of all ages through the Miss Gay America Pageant.   


We as an organization will achieve this by engaging the resources of our family of entertainers, community partners, and sponsors.  The Miss Gay America System will participate in creative year-round community outreach to local organizations, youth groups, and fundraising.

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