In 2009, Burch founded the Tory Burch Foundation, which supports the economic empowerment of women in the U.S. through small business loans, mentoring and entrepreneurial education. The foundation is currently partnered with ACCION USA, a non-profit domestic microfinance provider founded in 1991.

2005 : The brand becomes profitable. January: Receives the Fashion Group International's Rising Star award for best new retail concept. April: Burch appears on Oprah; scores eight million hits the following day. September: For spring 2006, she changes the name of the company from Tory by TRB to Tory Burch. Introduces swimwear.

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