"Cornell students dream bigger dreams."

--Frank H.T. Rhodes, Cornell University Commencement, May 28, 1995

Monday, August 26, 2013

92. Adam Capes

Atlanta, Georgia · Arts and Sciences


Tell us about what you're doing with your life.
I am married to a wonderful woman named Rachelle and we have two amazing children - Chloe, 11 and Aidan, 8.

After selling out a luxury residence fund called Equity Estates last year, I started Getaway 2 Give, or The G2G Collection, as a social enterprise that offers membership in an exclusive collection of high end vacation homes and experiences that dramatically improve people’s lasting happiness through what we call the 3 Keys: Relationships, Personal Growth and Contribution. We have residences in places like NYC, The Bahamas, Chicago, San Fran, Cabo, Deer Valley, Anguilla, Tuscany, as well as yachts, safaris, voluntourism trips and more. 

But the best part of my job is that we're changing the way charities raise money, as every time a member joins, half of the membership fee ($7,500) goes to the member's favorite cause. We've already raised over $700,000 for more than 50 great charities.

How has your time at Cornell influenced you since you graduated?

I started a newspaper at Cornell, The Campus Globe (originally called The Greek Globe) and that experience has shaped my business career.

What random or surprising encounters with Cornell or Cornellians have you experienced since you left?

I ran into someone from my freshman dorm in line to see the Sistine Chapel. I've also met Cornellians in top hotels around the world and the owners of my favorite restaurant in Atlanta are Cornellians.

What does being a Cornell alumnus mean to you?

It means that I was fortunate enough to receive the best college education out there, and have a ton of fun at the same time.