Bay Circuit Trail Presidents Society Hike

Join the President's Society!
The President’s Society is a group of philanthropic members who annually give an unrestricted gift of $1,000 or more.

You are invited to join the President’s Society and have a direct impact on AMC’s future success. The President’s Society provides critical support for AMC’s conservation, environmental education, and recreation programs.

Your Gift's Impact
Annual financial contributions from President's Society members make AMC programs possible, in particular:
  • Managing and stewarding trails throughout the Appalachian Region.

  • Supporting scientific research, conservation advocacy, land and river protection in the Northern Forest, including Maine's 100-Mile Wilderness, and the Mid-Atlantic Highlands.

  • Getting 500,000 kids outdoors through environmental education programs and outdoor activities.

  • Leadership training and support for 25,000 volunteers who advance AMC's mission and introduce thousands of people to the outdoors.

  • Providing hospitality to 145,000 overnight guests each year in our lodges, huts, shelters, and camps.

There's More Than One Way to Join!
Make a gift or a pledge today! Pledges must be fulfilled by December 31, 2015.

Monthly gifts of $85 or more qualify for membership in the President's Society and can be charged to your credit card each month.

Click here to make your first monthly gift today!

Many corporations will match your gift dollar for dollar. Your gift, with a corporate match, totaling $1,000 or more, qualifies you for membership in the President's Society.

If you're interested in making a contribution of stock, please contact Tess Olson at or at 617-391-6634. 


Benefits of Your President's Society Membership
President’s Society members share a passion for outdoor pursuits, environmental stewardship, and the satisfaction of knowing they play a key role in furthering AMC’s mission. In addition to the impact of their gift, President’s Society membership also comes with great benefits that do not affect the tax deductibility of that gift. Benefits at each level of membership include:

Mt. Madison $1,000 - $1,875
  • AMC membership; subscription to Appalachia
  • Invitations to outdoor adventures and events with AMC’s leadership
  • One gift membership to give to a friend
  • Recognition in AMC's Annual Gift Report
1876 Founder $1,876 - $2,499
  • All the benefits of the Mt. Madison level plus
  • 1876 Founder pin
Mt. Jefferson $2,500 - $4,999
  • All the benefits of the 1876 Founder level plus
  • Subscription to the White Mountain Guide Online
Mt. Adams $5,000 - $9,999
  • All the benefits of the Mt. Jefferson level plus
  • Advance notice and booking for President's Society Adventure Travel trips
Mt. Washington $10,000 - $18,759
  • All the benefits of the Mt. Adams level plus
  • Personal AMC guide for one day at the Highland Center or Joe Dodge Lodge
Mt. Katahdin $18,760 - $24,999
  • All the benefits of the Mt. Washington level plus
  • Opportunity to hike Mt. Katahdin with AMC staff
Challenger $25,000 and up
  • All the benefits of the Mt. Washington level plus
  • Invitation to the President's Society's annual Alpine Supper Club event

Molly Ruffle
Director of Major Gifts

Margaret McNamara

Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations

Carolyn Whipple Fraser
Major Gifts Officer

Gary Gresh
Major Gifts Officer

Stephanie Schiele
Assistant Director of Development

Hilary Walker
Development Officer, President's Society

Tess Olson
Development Assistant


Make a Gift!

Please support AMC by joining the President's Society with a gift of $1,000 or more.

Join a President's Society Trip

Our 2016 schedule of guided trips is now available.