Delia Moran Vidanta Foundation Donates Statue in Leon, Spain, Honoring City's Philanthropic Heritage

Foundation to promote childhood education with new center for underprivileged children

Aug 14, 2015, 10:00 ET from Grupo Vidanta

LEON, Spain, Aug. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Daniel Chavez Moran, founder of Mexico-based luxury tourism developer Grupo Vidanta, and the Delia Moran Vidanta Foundation recently donated "Estatua del Pendon," a cast bronze replica of a statue by 20th century Dominican monk and sculptor Miguel Iribertegui Eraso, to the city of Leon, Spain.

During the dedication ceremony with city officials, Foundation president Jeanette Perez Darnell noted the city's philanthropic heritage in announcing plans to open a new Delia Moran Vidanta Foundation center to serve underprivileged children in Leon. The statue was dedicated to Miguel Moran, a 19th century Leon politician and philanthropist, and was installed at the site of his tomb.

Daniel Chavez Moran, a developer of tourism infrastructure in Mexico and one of that country's most influential businessmen, is a descendent of Miguel Moran. The Delia Moran Vidanta Foundation, which was established by Chavez Moran in 1988, is named for his mother, who was also Miguel Moran's granddaughter.

"The life of Miguel Moran reflects the optimism and determination that is necessary for children to succeed," said Perez Darnell. "It is with great pleasure that we more closely align the programs of the Delia Moran Vidanta Foundation with international partners to build resources that prepare children for a happy future."  

The Delia Moran Vidanta Foundation is a nonprofit organization that helps underprivileged children in local communities overcome barriers, providing opportunities for advancement through extracurricular programs and services. For more information about the Delia Moran Vidanta Foundation, visit

About Grupo Vidanta
Grupo Vidanta is a full-service tourism developer in Mexico and Latin America with practices in property architecture and product design, construction and operations. The company specializes in the development and operation of luxury resort and hotel brands in Mexico and counts AAA Five Diamond Award-winning Grand Luxxe Nuevo Vallarta and five AAA Four Diamond Award-winning resorts – Grand Luxxe Riviera Maya, The Grand Bliss Nuevo Vallarta, The Grand Mayan Nuevo Vallarta, The Grand Mayan Riviera Maya and The Grand Mayan Acapulco – among its impressive portfolio of more than 25 resorts and hotels.

Grupo Vidanta's visionary approach to the development of luxury beach destinations brings vacation dreams to life via membership-based resorts and mega-resorts on the coastlines of Mexico's most sought-after locations – Nuevo Vallarta, Riviera Maya, Los Cabos, Acapulco, Puerto Penasco, Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlan – with brands including Grand Luxxe, The Grand Bliss, The Grand Mayan, The Bliss, Mayan Palace, Ocean Breeze and Sea Garden, and more in development.

The company, which employs more than 15,000 individuals dedicated to design, development, construction and operations, is consistently recognized as one of the most revered employers in Latin America. Vidanta Golf is the largest operator of golf courses in Mexico, the real estate division has built and sold more than 2,000 vacation luxury homes, and the company is responsible for developing Mexico's first privately built and owned airport, Mar de Cortes International Airport in Puerto Penasco.

Grupo Vidanta was founded by Daniel Chavez Moran in 1974 and operates two foundations to enrich the lives of Latin Americans. For more information about Grupo Vidanta, visit


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