Chip Wilson's philanthropic work is committed to driving positive change in the world.

Giving back in a meaningful way that has a long-term impact is important to the Wilson family. This led to their creation of imagine1day, a charity dedicated to improving education conditions, training, and schools in Ethiopia. More recently, Chip and his wife Shannon helped to launch the Chip and Shannon Wilson School of Design at Kwantlen Polytechnic University to encourage and empower local design talent.

As a philanthropist with great influence, Chip Wilson is dedicated to supporting the next generation of big thinkers.

“Ask yourself, ‘ What is my real passion?
Where do I thrive? Where can I give
the most back to the world?’”

Chip Wilson

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