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SOURCE: Sheila Donnelly & Associates
The Giving Plan is an innovative new company committed to making a difference by raising $1 billion for charity every 10 years through its corporate commitment to intelligent philanthropy. The company's inaugural offering is the Getaway 2 Give (G2G) Collection, the world's first philanthropic vacation club, a carefully curated portfolio of private vacation homes and villas, five-star hotel suites, crewed yachts, cruises and voluntourism experiences for G2G members and their families to enjoy.
Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) December 05, 2012
The Giving Plan is an innovative new company committed to making a difference by raising $1 billion for charity every 10 years through its corporate commitment to intelligent philanthropy. The company's inaugural offering is the Getaway 2 Give (G2G) Collection, the world's first philanthropic vacation club, a carefully curated portfolio of private vacation homes and villas, five-star hotel suites, crewed yachts, cruises and voluntourism experiences for G2G members and their families to enjoy in the most sought-after destinations around the world, from New York to London and Tuscany, to Telluride, Turks and Caicos, Los Cabos, and South Africa.
G2G members pay an initiation fee of $15,000 for exclusive access to an array of unique members-only travel opportunities at preferred rates. A full half of the initiation fee ($7,500) and a portion of every nightly rate is donated to a charity of the members' choice. Vacation options are hand-selected in City, Mountain, Beach, and Leisure locations.
Adam Capes, and Rob Vaka, two of the company's founders, have extensive prior experience successfully growing and operating Equity Estates, the country’s largest Luxury Residence Fund that became a celebrated second-home alternative. During their tenure, the company helped deserving charities raise more than $750,000 from donated vacations at fundraising galas and live auctions, witnessing first-hand both the power of giving back and the receptivity of donors to inspired travel options. The duo subsequently joined with Peter Sobrero and Ed Powers, who contribute significant hospitality and high-growth company management expertise, to create The Giving Plan. Their mission is to provide innovative offerings that transform the way we think about and practice giving, enabling people to support the charity of their choice through purchases that they are already making, such as terrific vacations.
"We believe that everyone has a generosity of spirit and, given the choice, they will choose options where they can personally make a difference," said Adam Capes, President, The Giving Plan. The G2G Collection includes an array of luxury residences including ski-in/ski-out in Deer Valley, Utah, oceanfront splendor in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, penthouse views of downtown Chicago, beachfront condos in Turks and Caicos, and the fabulous private estate of Massimo Ferragamo, Castiglion del Bosco in Tuscany. Top rated brands represented in the G2G Collection include handpicked members of Leading Hotels of the World, such as The Pierre, a Taj Hotel, in New York City; The Langham London; Hotel Madeline in Telluride; and Thanda Private Game Reserve in South Africa. In addition, a comprehensive crewed yacht offering through Tradewinds enables G2G Collection members nearly a dozen origination points including St. Maarten, the BVI’s, and a once in a lifetime Panama Canal experience. The G2G Collection continues to add private luxury homes in the most desirable destinations in the world.
"By creating the G2G Collection, we help families vacation well and make the best use of their coveted time together while helping others. We see unlimited potential. It's like the subtle infinity symbol embedded in our logo - we envision having thousands of members who want to ‘play it forward,’ enabling us to donate $1 billion to charity every 10 years. We see this as a sustainable business model and hope to inspire other companies to also give back. We are steadfast believers in doing well by doing good," adds Capes.
All G2G vacation options are highly customized. Each Destination Manager (aka, vacation planner) works with members to carefully plan experiences for everyone in the family, including arranging skilled and vetted private chefs, robust children's and teen programs and a variety of volunteer opportunities with local community organizations.
Supporters who have enabled the launch of G2G’s mission to transform the world, one fabulous vacation at a time include Larry Fitzgerald, the record setting NFL wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals, who is a an avid traveler and philanthropic force in his own right, and author, actor, and life coach Tony Robbins, who’s own Foundation has benefitted many individuals.
G2G membership options include a Friends and Family option, which permits sharing and creates affordability for many. Members may designate the charity they wish to support or may select from a G2G Charity Partner, such as The Starkey Hearing Foundation, Challenge Aspen, The Larry Fitzgerald First Down Fund, Faith’s Lodge, LEAD, or The Jack and Jill Foundation For Late Stage Cancer, among others.
To learn more, visit http://www.g2gcollection.com.
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