ImpactWayv partners with Miss Universe Chile 2021 Antonia Cristal Figueroa in granting $10,000 donation to Best Buddies

22 Jun 2022 | Priya Bhardwaj

ImpactWayv, the pioneering Social Impact Media Platform, is pleased to announce that it has granted a $10,000 donation to Best Buddies Chile on behalf of ImpactWayv Challenge Award-winner Miss Universe Chile 2021 Antonia Figueroa.

During the Miss Universe competition in Israel, as part of the ImpactWayv Challenge, Miss Universe contestants utilized ImpactWayv regularly to promote causes important to their home country. Antonia Figueroa won the award as the contestant whose use of the ImpactWayv platform had the greatest influence in driving further engagement and inspiring action toward social impact.

Best Buddies, the charity of Ms. Figueroa’s choosing, serves as an organization that seeks to end the social, physical, and economic isolation of those with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) through myriad of mentorship, development, and training programs offered around the world.



“It is a great honor to have the $10,000 awarded by ImpactWayv donated to Best Buddies Chile in my honor and I am grateful it will bolster the programs in my home country”, Figueroa said.

“Their mission of inclusivity and offering friendship to everyone, no matter their background, is one that is very important to me, personally. I look forward to continuing to build my relationship with Best Buddies here in Chile and abroad throughout the rest of my tenure as Miss Universe Chile and long afterwards”, she added.

“Best Buddies is incredibly grateful to partner with ImpactWayv in support of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Their generous donation and dedication to Best Buddies’ mission of inclusion will help expand our programs and bring an even greater awareness to the infinite abilities people with IDD possess”, said Anthony Kennedy Shriver, Chairman, Founder and CEO of Best Buddies International.

The Miss Universe Organization has been a partner of Best Buddies for nearly two decades and has during that time created countless friendships between their titleholders and the nonprofit organization. The 2021 crowned Miss Universe Harnaaz Sandhu notably and recently held her own meeting with Best Buddies as part of her orientation to the new title.



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“I am so passionate about bringing people together for a common cause, and that is exactly what Best Buddies does,” said Ms. Sandhu. “I look forward to building friendships through Best Buddies this year, in the US, in India and beyond.”

ImpactWayv aims to be a healthier and more meaningful alternative to major social networking platforms. It operates as an entirely new kind of digital ecosystem, focused on social good and enabling people, businesses, and nonprofits to effect, engage in and share social impact on a global scale.

Dan Rubino, Co-Founder and CEO of ImpactWayv, said, “We are delighted to partner with the Miss Universe Organization and are thrilled that the distinction of our platform was on full display during the competition. As a leading Social Impact Media Platform, what our ImpactWayv community tangibly accomplishes for the causes they each believe in is as important as what we and those on our platform promise to achieve. I’m pleased then to see this donation come to fruition and will only add that audiences should stay tuned for more exciting developments from the Team at ImpactWayv in 2022.”

Information credits - Marc P. Serber, ImpactWayv, Miss Universe Chile