"An investment in education pays the best interest rate". - Micheline Amisi, 2014 Scholar
DONOR OF THE WEEK
WHEN YOU GIVE BACK TO YOUR COMMUNITY, YOU ALWAYS ACHIEVE MORE.
Greg, Katie, and Fran at the 2014 Cocktails with Daniel Trust Party in Bridgeport, CT.
We love The Quish Family. They're so kind and very charitable. We first met Fran Quish at the 2013 True Colors Conference at the University of Connecticut. A special thanks to True Colors, (an organization we admire here at the foundation) for this introduction. Fran saw our founder speak at the conference and was inspired by his message of hope and forgiveness, which led her to inviting him to speak at New Britain High School where she works. Ever since she connected with our founder, Fran has introduced our work to her family: Greg, her husband and Katie, her lovely daughter. The family is always there for us. They attended our 2013 Annual Fundraiser in Guilford, Connecticut and our 2014 Annual Celebration Party in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Words cannot express how much we love and appreciate this family. We would like to take this moment to sincerely thank them for their generosity, support and friendship. Greg, Katie, and Fran, thank you!
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Jocelyn Mendez is a 2014 Daniel Trust Scholar. She attends American University in Washington, DC. Click here to find out what she's been up to and how she is loving the college life.
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ABOUT THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER: NICHOLAS FERRONI
Nicholas Ferroni is a revered educator and historian who mentors his mostly lower-income students with deep personal commitment and care. This former actor turned teacher, writer, and host was recently named one of the 100 most influential people in America for his commitment to education reform as well as developing a "Teach the Truth" campaign to incorporate more minority figures and groups into the high school social studies curriculum. Nick was also named one of Men’s Fitness Magazine’s “25 Fittest Men in the World,” an honor generally reserved for prominent athletes and actors. He has received national attention by numerous educators and doctors for his unique and innovative methodology in successfully reaching contemporary and urban students, and has been featured in various academic and scholarly journals. Nick is currently developing two history show pilots, one of which he will be hosting, and is currently working on his celebrity charity book titled The Awkward Album, which will reveal some of our most beloved celebrities' awkward and insecure moments during their childhood, and show every child that everyone (including our most beautiful celebrities) goes through awkward and insecure moments in their youth.
The Daniel Trust Awards, formerly known as the "Student & Teacher Awards Dinner" are our Annual Awards Dinner, where we recognize and honor students, who give back to causes they are passionate about in their local and international communities through social activism and community service with the Daniel Trust Foundation Scholarship and honor educators, who go above and beyond to help these students succeed in school and in their personal lives with the Kathy Silver Award.
"The Daniel Trust Foundation is a great non-profit organization! Daniel is dedicated to helping youth Achieve More while Giving Back". - Fran Quish