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January 08, 2013

G2G Collection Gives

By Ingrid Skjong | Travel

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When it comes to members-only clubs, the benefits normally behoove the member alone. But in the case of the Getaway 2 Give (G2G) Collection—an exclusive vacation club that channels donations to charities of participants’ choosing—the wealth is effectively spread.

“People are attracted because they can ‘give’ and at the same time ‘get,’” says Adam Capes, president of G2G’s parent company, the Giving Plan, which aims to raise $1 billion for charity every 10 years. “We all have a need for significance and impact, and this satisfies those needs.”

Members pay $15,000 for access to an array of destinations and travel opportunities. Half of the initial fee goes straight to a charity the participant wants to support, as well as a share of each nightly rate from there on out. (Travelers can also choose one of the club’s partners, including Faith’s Lodge and the Starkey Hearing Foundation.)

Villas and homes are available in places like Anguilla; Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Deer Valley, Utah; Palm Springs, Chicago and New York. Castiglion del Bosco in Tuscany, the Pierre in New York and Thanda Private Game Reserve in South Africa are all on board, and yachts are also an option. And the giving portion isn’t the only customizable piece—member-experience and destination managers can help plan trips down to the last detail.

“Members know they’ll be staying in a spectacular residence or hotel or yacht, the fridge will be pre-stocked with their groceries, dinner reservations will be made at the best restaurants…and they’ll have access to all the best activities and amenities in the area,” says Capes. Seems like a win-win to us. g2gcollection.com.

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