This website is designed and maintained by our Founder & Executive Director: 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.
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.
Daniel Trust, 26, is a nationally recognized youth motivational speaker and a 1994 Rwandan genocide survivor. He immigrated to the United States as a refugee in 2005 at the age of 15. In 2010, he became an American Citizen. He graduated from Southern Connecticut State University in 2013 with a business management degree. Daniel Trust's story and philanthropy work have been featured on daytime talk shows like Better Connecticut, Connecticut Style and Our Lives. In 2014, he was listed as a 40 Under 40 Honoree by Connecticut Magazine. Daniel is a father of two adopted sons. He is a resident of Bridgeport and lives in Black Rock.