The Gift of Giving: Chris Burch

Chris Burch is a creative investor who has helped get more than 50 businesses off the ground. His career began when he was just in undergrad. Burch and his brother invested in a clothing company, Eagle Eye’s Apparel. Their $2000 investment turned into being worth more than $165 million after being sold. Chris Burch has invested in several lifestyle companies such as ED by Ellen DeGeneres. He has invested in several industries, including fashion, retail, and hospitality. Chris Burch has more than 40 years of experience in financial investments and entrepreneurism.  Additional article on explains ideas Chris Burch has for year-round giving. Inspired by his travels, business ventures, and personal preferences Burch’s list is made up of quirky but thoughtful presents. Many of the gifts listed, Burch has given to his own loved ones throughout the year. A candle set, comfy jacket, and a massage chair. Burch gives his family and friends the items that would not necessarily purchase themselves. Also included on the list, a charitable donation made in the name of the recipient of the gift.

Burch Creative Capital, which Chris Burch is the CEO of, was founded in 2014. The company has pride in providing the brightest entrepreneurs with the opportunity to develop their ideas. He has partnered with several names in multiple industries. Burch partnered with Ellen DeGeneres to create her lifestyle brand ED. Faena Hotel + Universe is another company supported by Burch Creative Capital, along with many others (

Chris Burch also serves on multiple boards including the Rothman Institute Orthopedic Foundation. Burch also funds research initiatives at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York, the Sumba Foundation, and the Child Welfare League of China to name of few. He has dedicated his career to helping entrepreneurs become successful as well as giving back to those in need.

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