Going and Giving

  • Jeff Anderson

The G2G Collection destination club looks different from its competitors from a number of angles: None of its properties are hotel rooms. No annual fee is required for membership. That membership can be shared by more than one party. But by far the most distinguishing feature of the club is its charitable component. Half of the $15,000 initiation fee is paid in the form of a tax-deductible contribution, and 5 percent of each nightly rate is redirected to the member’s charity of choice. Since G2G sold its first membership in November 2012, total giving has surpassed $1.3 million. (The company has announced a goal of $1 billion in charitable donations per decade.)

Besides the satisfaction of helping (perhaps even signing up for one of the voluntourism opportunities offered at some of the club’s destinations), vacationers can look forward to truly stylish accommodations. Each of the club’s residences—from Chicago to Chelsea, Colorado to Costa Rica, the Bahamas, Italy, and even a number of crewed yachts around the world—is designed individually to fit its surroundings and provide a luxurious and transporting environment. So whether that’s a sleek, modern nest in an urban high-rise, a plush tropical getaway, or a sophisticated yet rustic mountain lodge, membership means you’re good to go. (www.g2gcollection.com)

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