Daniella Altfeld-Moreno Scholarship

The Daniella Altfeld-Moreno Scholarship was created to support Latino/Latina youth under age 25 with a preference for students involved in athletics

About the Creation of the Scholarship:

Dani was born on May 3rd, 1985 in Mexico City. Dani lived with her parents Emma Moreno and Scott Altfeld in Mexico City for the first years of her life prior to moving to Elyria, Ohio at the age of 6. Dani died in a tragic accident on May 20th, 1996 in Elyria, Ohio.

Daniella identified as a boy and preferred to be called Dani. Dani was a beautiful, smart, creative young person that learned to navigate between two very different worlds and cultures at an early age. He began traveling on a plane by himself between Mexico and United States at the young age of seven. He negotiated social norms and gender roles in both countries with humor and creativity. These qualities made Dani an amazing, mature, and strong child.

Dani was a storyteller and loved to entertain people with stories in English and Spanish. His favorite stories had to do with how long it would take people to realize his gender. He would enthusiastically talk about saving money to get gender reassignment surgery. Dani was a natural at sports and loved playing baseball and basketball. He was very loved by his family and friends and lives forever in their hearts.

By giving young people the opportunity to receive a scholarship from Pride Foundation, Dani’s short life can continue to be honored year after year.

The Daniella Altfeld-Moreno Scholarship Fund is a community-funded scholarship made possible through the generosity of supporters like you. If you’d like to support this scholarship, please donate today and be sure to write “The Daniella Altfeld-Moreno Scholarship Fund” in the gift comments section.


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