Daniel S. Buchholz ’98

Daniel S. Buchholz ’98

Daniel’s father, Alan Buchholz, and his stepmother, Donna Carty Buchholz, established this fund in memory of Daniel, who graduated from Trinity in 1998 with a B.S. in mathematics. He excelled academically, receiving Faculty Honors and the Phi Gamma Delta Prize in Mathematics, and was inducted into three honors societies: Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Mu Epsilon, and Pi Gamma Mu. After Trinity, Daniel went on to earn his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 2004. He began his career in finance at the Wellington Management Company, and then joined Fortis Investments where he rose to the position of vice president.

While a student at Trinity, Dan played on the golf team and was active in student government, serving as vice president of his class in his junior and senior years. As an alumnus, Dan remained on the Class Executive Board, and was program chairman of his fifth year class reunion.

Dan was the youngest person to complete the Boston Marathon at age 12 and then again at age 14. That determination moved him to achieve his dreams, and so in 2005, he moved to Brazil to continue his financial career and marry his fiancé, Sirlene. He embraced the vibrant culture of Brazil and was eager to be a leader in economic development there. He died unexpectedly in July 2012.