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Daniel Trust Foundation 
285 Fairfield Avenue Bridgeport, CT 06604
​Phone: (203)-345-3573 | Email: info@DanielTrust.org

​This website is designed and maintained by our Founder & CEO: Daniel Trust
The mission of the Daniel Trust Foundation is to support students from low-income communities with their educational and career needs, and to honor teachers, who are making a difference in the lives of these students and communities in which they teach. 

OUR IMPACT 






We accomplish our mission through our scholarship program; the Daniel Trust Foundation Scholarship, our teacher recognition program; the Kathy Silver Award, and our mentoring program for high school juniors and seniors; the Daniel Trust Foundation Mentoring Program.
Watch Our Founder's Interview on "NYBERG"
Our founder, Daniel Trust, 26, is a Rwandan genocide survivor and a nationally recognized motivational speaker. He's lectured at prestigious universities such as Duke University, University of Florida, and Northwestern University. His story and philanthropic efforts have been featured in both local and national publications including The Hartford Courant, The New Haven Register and The Record. He’s also appeared on daytime talk shows like Better Connecticut, Connecticut Style and Our Lives. In 2014, Connecticut Magazine listed him to its 40 Under 40 List. Daniel is a father of two adopted sons and lives in Bridgeport, Connecticut. 

​On August 17, 2015, Daniel Trust's story and work was profiled on an episode of "NYBERG," a show hosted by Connecticut's own TV legend, Ann Nyberg

To learn more about Daniel Trust's work as a public speaker, please visit: www.DanielTrust.com.
$30,000
Scholarship $ Pledged 
to our Scholars
15 
Scholarship Recipients
$4,500
Cash Prize $ Awarded 
to Educators
9
Educators 
Honored
​Please help us raise $15,000 for our scholarship and teacher recognition programs!
Witness first hand the impact we are making by watching our YouTube Talk Show, The Daniel Trust Show.
Interview with Anmol Tabassum, a 2014 scholarship recipient attending Fairfield University. 
Interview with Natalie Ortiz, a 2014 scholarship recipient attending the University of Bridgeport. 
Interview with Sachin Manning, a senior at Bassick High School and a participant in our mentoring program. 
View our 2-Year Impact Report and watch a video recap from the 2015 Cocktails with Daniel Trust
​Click on this image to view our 2-Year Impact Report. 
Dear friend, you have the POWER to help a student honor their favorite teacher at The 2016 Daniel Trust Awards. 

With your financial support of our Crowdfunding Campaign, students who apply for and receive The 2016 Daniel Trust Foundation Scholarship will honor their favorite teachers who have gone above and beyond to help them succeed in life, just like Cynthia Vu did for Annmarie Kennedy, a Math Teacher at Central High School in Bridgeport, Connecticut. 

Cynthia Vu received our scholarship in 2015 and is going into her second semester at Yale University this Spring. 

Friend, please join the dedicated group of philanthropists listed on the left by making a contribution of $10 or more by clicking on the donation button above. 

Your tax-deductible contribution will help 25 underprivileged students attend college this Fall and will help these every same students honor their favorite teachers. 

A special THANK YOU to the following 11 supporters who have helped us raise $1,685 towards our $15,000 goal. We are now at 11% to goal. 

JOHN STAFSTROM 

ROBERT SMITH 

LORRAINE GIBBONS 

DJESS JACQUES
HALLIE SPEAR 

ELLEN SPEAR

SETH LEVINE 

ANONYMOUS (2)
RANDYE SPINA

HEATHER MOONEY 

GAIL E. JANENSCH

RANDYE SPINA