Founder Daniel Chavez Moran and the nonprofit Vidanta Foundation received more than 200 nominations for the 2011 Vidanta Foundation Prize for “Contributions to the Reduction of Poverty and Inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean” from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Spain, United States, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Dominican Republic, Uruguay and Venezuela.
A joint initiative by the Organization of American States (OAS), the Ibero-American General Secretariat (SEGIB) and the Vidanta Foundation, the annual Vidanta Foundation Prize provides recognition and support for outstanding projects carried out in Latin America and the Caribbean to reduce poverty and inequality, and fight discrimination.
The recipients of the first, second and third place Vidanta Prize will be selected by a jury comprised of Mrs. Billie Miller (Barbados), Carmelo Angulo (Spain), Luis Maira (Chile), Julio Maria Sanguinetti (Uruguay) and Ernesto Zedillo (Mexico). Winners will be announced August 26th in Cancun, Mexico.
Read more about Daniel Chavez Moran’s philanthropy and the 2011 Vidanta Foundation Prize here.