__Daniel Chavez Moran, the Philanthropist
His degree in civil engineering from the Universidad de Guadalajara helped Daniel Chavez Moran found his company in 1974 at the young age of 22. The Paraiso Mazatlan resort is still one of Grupo Vidanta’s 20 premier destination locations in Latin America.
In 2005, Chavez Moran formally retired from his executive duties and now dedicates his time to his family and other philanthropic activities. Grupo Vidanta is currently managed by a young executive team.
A Better Tomorrow
An accomplished businessman and entrepreneur, Daniel Chavez Moran built his businesses with a reputation for service, quickness in responding to marketplace opportunities, and a respect for the rich cultural heritage of Mexico and Latin America.
Chavez Moran also created Fundación Delia Moran A.C., in 2002, to help disadvantaged children who struggle to merely survive each day. Named in honor of his mother, a teacher who dedicated her life to helping children combat the destructive combination of ignorance and poverty, the foundation has opened cultural and educational centers to provide these children, ages 6 to 12, with medical assistance and opportunities so that they can grow into healthy, contributing adults.
Grupo Vidanta Foundation
The Foundation aims to:
- Generate and spread awareness of the factors determining the gap in political, economic and social development that holds Latin America back from the standards of economic growth and welfare that characterize developed countries
- Promote the study of intra-Latin American relations and the strategies to integrate Latin America with the rest of the world
- Actively influence the formulation of public policies designed to strengthen democracy, to promote economic and social development and to reduce social inequality in Latin America.
The Grupo Vidanta Foundation focuses on three primary areas of activity to achieve its goals:
- Engaging educators, economists and political leaders from the international community in dialogue at seminars and conferences on strategies and projects to support sustainable economic growth in Latin America. Read more >
- Recognizing and supporting outstanding projects to reduce poverty, inequality and discrimination in Latin America and the Caribbean though the awarding of prizes and monetary support. Read more >
- Publishing books and scholarly research on public policies supporting economic growth and strengthening democracy in Latin America. Read more >
Whether in his earlier business dealings or in his founding of the Vidanta Foundation, Daniel Chavez Moran’s passion has been the hallmark of his success.
Sharing that passion with others, inspiring them to not only dream more, but to learn more and to be more, is the fulfillment of a simple dream that began over three decades ago.