Daniel Chavez Moran Announces New Website for Vidanta Foundation

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A bold, information-rich new website for the Vidanta Foundation is unveiled by philanthropist Daniel Chavez Moran

Daniel Chavez Moran

Daniel Chavez Moran

Bold graphics and a clean, easy-to-read format are just some of the features of the recently redesigned website for the Vidanta Foundation, the non-profit institution founded by philanthropist Daniel Jesus Chavez Moran and headed by the internationally recognized Dr. Roberto Russell.

The primary mission of the Vidanta Foundation is the promotion of social sciences and culture with a focus on Latin America to the benefit of all with a special interest in academia and policymaking. The Foundation is entirely self-financed with resources contributed by the member shareholders of the companies comprising the Grupo Vidanta. Founded by Daniel Chavez Moran as the Daniel Chavez Moran Foundation, then renamed the Grupo Mayan Foundation, in 2005, the institution adopted the name Grupo Vidanta Foundation in 2008, and simplified it to the Vidanta Foundation in 2010.

The newly launched website includes the latest updates on the projects, seminars and publications sponsored by the Foundation and produced through a partnership with international organizations and institutions of higher learning throughout the Americas, including the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, in the United States.

New social media tools, such as Facebook and Twitter, provide readers with up-to-the-minute reports on Vidanta Foundation activities, including the imminent May 31, 2011, deadline for the 2011 Vidanta Foundation Prize. Awarded annually, in collaboration with the Organization of American States Secretary General, the Vidanta Foundation Prize recognizes and supports outstanding work carried out in Latin America and the Caribbean to reduce poverty and inequality, and combat discrimination. More information about the work of the Vidanta Foundation and the 2011 Vidanta Foundation Prize may be found at http://www.vidantafoundation.org.

About Daniel Chavez Moran

Daniel Chavez Moran, now retired from the development of hotels and resorts, founded Grupo Vidanta in 1974 after graduating from The University of Guadalajara with a degree in Civil Engineering. He retired in 2005 to found Fundación Vidanta (originally named Fundación Grupo Mayan) and focus on philanthropy. Fundación Vidanta is a non-profit institution with a mission to promote social sciences and culture for the common good. Moran is also the founder of Fundación Delia Moran A.C., which is focused on helping children grow up in a healthy environment. While no longer active in Grupo Vidanta itself, Moran's efforts in the non-profit sector help promote the name of the companies he originally founded.

About the Vidanta Foundation

The Vidanta Foundation is a non-profit institution whose primary aim is the promotion of social sciences and culture with a focus on Latin America to the benefit of all with a special interest in academia and policymaking. The Foundation began its activities as the Daniel Chavez Moran Foundation, then renamed the Grupo Mayan Foundation, in 2005. As of May 1, 2008, the foundation adopted the Grupo Vidanta Foundation name in order to better reflect the numerous institutions comprising the Grupo Vidanta. The name was simplified in November 2010 to the Vidanta Foundation.

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