Untours founder Hal Taussig was a man on a mission: to live his life simply, to build a business that left the world a better place, to break down barriers of traditional philanthropy…and to ride his trusty bicycle whenever and wherever possible.
Hal was an incredible businessman and radical philanthropist. He built a travel company based on the values of cultural immersion, community empowerment, and environmental sustainability, then used its profits to create a groundbreaking foundation.
He understood that traditional philanthropy would be unable to solve the world’s problems, so businesses needed to be a larger part of the equation. So he used Untours profits to nurture hundreds more forward-thinking businesses.
The Untours Foundation has lent nearly 9 million dollars to over 350 small startups and divserse entrepreneurs around the world, creating jobs and fueling dreams.
“If capitalism is good, it should be good for the poor.”
Hal built a legacy on this simple premise. When he died in 2016, the world lost a visionary, but his generosity lives on in the work of the Untours Foundation. We created Hal’s Giving Club to honor his legacy and continue his important work.
$25/month helps us walk the talk
- Annual live call only for members with Untours Foundation leadership and some of the inspirational entrepreneurs we have supported.
- Annual small gift package purchased from our world-changing portfolio companies.
- One ticket entered into the Hal’s Giving Club Annual Giveaway.
Hiking Boots Level
$50/month helps us climb mountains
- All perks from the Sneakers level, plus:
- 5 tickets entered into the Hal’s Giving Club Annual Giveaway
$100/month lets us cover more territory
- All perks from Hiking Boots level, plus:
- 10 tickets entered into the Hal’s Giving Club Annual Giveaway
- 5% discount on one Untour in Europe*
Rail Pass Level
$200/month and up lets us travel far together
- All perks from Bicycle Level, plus:
- 10% discount on one Untour in Europe*
- 5% discount on certain Untours Ventures trips**
* Discount applied to two persons per booking. Not applicable for Ventures trips, only Untours trips. Not combinable with other discounts.
** Discount applied to two persons per booking. Not combinable with other discounts.