Trisha Wilson’s inspiration to establish the foundation came as a result of her business travels around the world on behalf of her company, Wilson Associates. As designer of some of the most luxurious and exotic hotels, resorts and residences in the world, Wilson was moved by the contrast between privilege and poverty around the world and the importance of education in creating opportunities for advancement and economic independence.
In establishing the Foundation, Wilson stated:
“The members of this firm, our clients, vendors and service consultants travel the world for business, and with every step, we should all be mindfull of how blessed we are. My associates and I believe that the great leveler in this world is education. We can make the difference in the lives of students by proving for their education. I truly believe that if you have an education, you have a chance to succeed in this world, no matter who you are, where you came from , or what resources you have.”
The Wilson Foundation began with the intent to raise money to provide educational opportunities for financially disadvantaged children, and has since expanded its scope to address the needs of the whole child, including providing health services, mentoring and arts & cultural enrichment.