The Mission of Shriners International is to:
- Be the premier fraternal organization for men of good character.
- Provide attractive, quality programs and services for its members, their families and their friends in a spirit of fun, fellowship and social camaraderie.
- Foster self-improvement through leadership, education, the perpetuation of moral values and community involvement.
- Serve mankind through the resources of its philanthropy, Shriners Children’s.
Shriners Believe in Brotherhood
Shriners International is a brotherhood of men of great character, compassion and strong values who are committed to family, fellowship and making the world a better place. We seek to attract men of different backgrounds, career paths, ages and interests, and the unique ideas, beliefs and perspectives they bring to our global Shriners family. Our members are known for their loyalty, camaraderie and their steadfast support of each other and their communities in times of need. We have members on six continents, so essentially, you can go anywhere in the world, and you will always have a friend and a brother.
Shriners Believe in Family
Although Shriners International is a brotherhood, it is also an organization that celebrates the importance of family. Many of our events and activities are designed to include spouses, children and grandchildren, and to promote shared values. If you are a working professional with a busy schedule, this allows you to spend quality time with your brothers while simultaneously strengthening your family bonds. Shriners and their extended families are a large, compassionate, supportive group where lasting relationships are formed.
A variety of affiliated organizations for both women and children, emphasizing personal growth, fun and friendship, participate along with Shriners.
Shriners Believe in Fun
Shriners International was founded to add fun and fellowship to the Masonic fraternal experience. That tradition continues today. With thousands of activity-based clubs and units around the world, our organization has something for men of all interests and backgrounds. Our members are also encouraged to build their own experience by coming up with unique ideas for having fun, and our Shrine Centers will provide the means and support to turn those ideas into reality. Shriners are #First2Fun.
Shriners Believe in Philanthropy
In 1922, fueled by their desire to make a difference in the world, Shriners founded their own philanthropy, Shriners Children’s. Over the past century, it has become one of the largest pediatric sub-specialty healthcare systems in the world with locations in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
An exclusive benefit as a Shriner is the opportunity to serve in several meaningful and mission critical roles in support of Shriners Children's. Shriners are elected by the fraternity’s membership to strategically guide the health care system’s direction through serving on Shriners Children’s Board of Directors, Board of Trustees and at a local level, as officers on each facility's Board of Governors. Shriners also play an active role in volunteering their time at our hospitals and facilities and by raising funds for the healthcare system.