Daniel Chavez Moran — Entrepreneur
Daniel Jesus Chavez Moran is an entrepreneur, philanthropist and retired businessman from Mexico. Following 30 years of business success as one of the world’s leading developers of five-star hotels and resorts, golf courses, vacation ownership resorts and tourism infrastructure, Chavez Moran now dedicates his time to family and the pursuit of other philanthropic ventures.
Though officially retired since 2005, the businesses he founded in 1974, now led by a young executive team, brought 12,000 people together to provide impeccable service and create an extraordinary experience for visitors from Latin America, Canada and the United States to the 20 premier resorts and vacation destinations of the Grupo Vidanta in Mexico and across Latin America.
To help address and resolve the economic and social development challenges faced by the nations and people of Latin America, Daniel Chavez Moran focuses his philanthropy on:
- Education and Scholarship: Engaging educators, economists and political leaders from the international community in dialogue. Read More >
- Economic Development: Influencing responsible public policies to strengthen democracy, to promote economic and social development, and to reduce social inequality. Read More >
- Intra-Latin American Relations: Leveraging the knowledge and strength of each nation for a more sustainable economic future for all citizens. Read More >
Grupo Vidanta Foundation
Chavez Moran founded the Grupo Vidanta Foundation, a non-profit institution, to help achieve these goals. The Foundation first began its activities in 2005 under the name of Grupo Mayan Foundation. On May 1, 2008, it implemented its present name to better reflect the various institutions composing the Grupo Vidanta. The Foundation is entirely funded by contributions of charitable individuals. Under the leadership of its president, Roberto Russell, and an international advisory board, the Foundation’s mission is to promote scholarship in the social sciences and culture, to promote intra-Latin America relations, and to influence the formulation of public policies that strengthen democracy and economic sustainability for the future of Latin America.
The Grupo Vidanta Foundation seeks to spread awareness of the gap in political, economic and social development that holds Latin America back from the standards of economic growth and welfare that characterize developed countries. Latin America is composed of 20 nations with a population of over 580 million, with Brazil and Mexico among the top 20 in the world in terms of gross domestic product for 2009 according to World Bank statistics. However, inequality and poverty continue to be challenges throughout Central America, South America and the Caribbean.
Fundación Delia Moran A.C.
Chavez Moran also seeks to improve the lives of those less fortunate. Born in Delicias, Chihuahua, Chavez Moran has followed in the footsteps of both of his parents. His father, Ignacio Chavez Montiel, was a government civil engineer, and his mother, Delia Moran, a school teacher dedicated to caring for others. The Fundación Delia Moran A.C. was founded in 2002 to provide assistance to children ages 6 to12 who face day-to-day struggles to survive. The foundation, named in honor of the great teacher who dedicated her life to helping children, has opened numerous cultural and educational centers to provide these children with medical assistance and opportunities to become healthy contributing members of the community.
Making a difference in the lives of the people of Latin America is the true measure of Daniel Chavez Moran’s success. He continues his efforts and support for those who need it most, even though retired.