Optimists Without Borders USA, Inc. (OWB USA) is the local US branch / daughter association (though autonomous) of “Optimists without Borders International”.

Didier PERILLEUX is an elected Board Member of OWB International. He created Optimists Without Borders USA, Inc., as a daughter association and non-for-profit corporation in New York in 2015. The Board of Directors wants to focus particularly on the three following topics:

Optimism and business

We want to make an impact in organizations and with their employees using a growth mindset to increase success and performance.

Optimism and Health

We want to help individuals improve mental and physical health through validated positive behavioral approaches and resources.


Optimism and Sport

We want to develop and provide motivational tools to club and sport associations for enhancement of and the resilience to maintain performance.

Optimists Without Borders USA, Inc. has been created as a non-for profit corporation, based in New York, dated June 24th, 2015. 

OWB USA, Inc. is a public charity under the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 501 (c) (3). Donors can deduct contributions made under IRC section 170.