The Daniel Trust Foundation, Inc. was founded in 2009 by Daniel Trust, a Rwandan Genocide Survivor, Youth Motivational Speaker, and Human Rights Advocate while he was pursing his business management degree at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, Connecticut. Left as an orphan after the death of this parents during the 1994 Rwandan Genocide, Daniel says "his life has been a blessing...my whole life God has always put someone in my life to help and support me, for that reason I want to give back to other people was well - I want to pay it forward" as result he started the Daniel Trust Foundation.
The Daniel Trust Foundation, Inc. supports teens by providing resources to assist these young men and women with their educational and career needs. The foundation also recognizes + rewards students and teachers who do great things for their community, contribute and support human rights, LGBT rights and promote social justice and equality for all.
The Daniel Trust Foundation Scholarship
The Daniel Trust Foundation, Inc. is committed to recognizing students who give back to their local and/or international community through volunteerism, activism, promote and advocate for human rights, LGBTQ rights, social justice, freedom, peace and equality for all.
The Daniel Trust Foundation Scholarship is a 4 year $2000 scholarship awarded to a high school senior who has been accepted to an accredited 2-year community college or 4-year university and has contributed greatly to his/her school, local and/or international community. Whether it’s being active in their high school’s Gay Straight Alliance club, Student Government Association or by simply volunteering at the local community food bank, the foundation wants to recognize and support students around the country who are doing their part to change the world for the better. Qualified students receive $500 per year to help pay for their college textbook expenses. Click here to read about our eight 2014 Daniel Trust Scholars.
The Kathy Silver Award
The Kathy Silver Award was created in honor of high school Arts teacher Kathy Silver of Bassick High School in Bridgeport, Connecticut for her passion for teaching, caring for her students, and giving back to her community. This $1,000 award recognizes teachers like Mrs. Silver around the country who truly care for the success of their students and do great things that give back to the communities in which they serve.
In addition, this award recognizes teachers who are passionate about and contribute to human rights, LGBT rights, promote social justice and equality for all human beings.
Read about our 2013 & 2014 Kathy Silver Award teacher honorees by clicking here.
DANIEL TRUST LECTURES
Through his speaking engagements and workshops at middle schools, high schools and universities, our founder teaches young adults on how to be great leaders, works to raise awareness on issues that affect LGBT teens, promotes human rights, peace, forgiveness, social justice and equality for all human beings.
To check Daniel Trust's availability and rates for a lecture / workshop at your middle school, high school, university or community center, visit the booking page on DanielTrust.com.