President's Society

Support AMC's mission with your gift.

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.

For more information, please contact Nikki Resor at or 617-391-6608.

There is more than one way to join

Make a gift or a pledge today! Pledges must be fulfilled by December 31, 2016.

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

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 Alexandra Molnar at or at 617-391-6634.

Member Levels and Benefits

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.

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 and a 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.

Margaret McNamara, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations

Phone: 617-391-6610 


Carolyn Whipple Fraser, Major Gifts Officer 

Phone: 617-391-6585


Stephanie Schiele, Director of Development Operations

Phone: 617-391-6638 


Gary Gresh, Major Gifts Officer 

Phone: 617-391-6593


Nikki Resor, Development Officer

Phone: 617-391-6608


Alexandra Molnar, Development Assistant

Phone: 617-391-6634


There is always something to do with the President's Society!

Dates and registration information for upcoming trips are listed below.

Bay Circuit Trail Hike: Georgetown-Rowley State Forest, Georgetown, MA

Thursday, May 11, 2017 10:30am-12:30pm
Experience the new 76.5-foot boardwalk across the Mill River, freshly built by AMC volunteers and local partners. Thanks to the new bridge, we’ll be able to explore wetlands and beaver ponds on what had previously been a flooded section of the BCT. As spring reaches its peak, enjoy a variety of wildflowers, including marsh marigold and violets, in addition to beavers and wading birds. For more information, please contact Alexandra Molnar at: 617-391-6634 or To register, please visit:

Walking Tour: Greenwich Land Trust’s American Chestnut Sanctuary, Greenwich, CT

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 10:30am
Please join the AMC and the Greenwich Land Trust's Conservation and Outreach Director, Steve Conaway, PhD, for a tour of the American Chestnut Sanctuary. The American chestnut was nearly driven to extinction by a catastrophic foreign disease a century ago. Thanks to a decades-long effort of the American Chestnut Foundation and local partnerships with organizations like the Greenwich Land Trust, this vital American tree is returning to its native Appalachian range. Since 2008, The Appalachian Trail MEGA-Transect Chestnut Project ( has been a key contributor to the success of the chestnut tree re-integration. Light refreshments will be served. Transportation from Greenwich Metro-North train station available. For more information, please contact Barbara Evans at: 646-292-5256 or To register, please visit:

June Huts Gala

Friday, June 16 to Sunday, June 18, 2017
Hike to Galehead Hut and Zealand Falls Hut on this annual President’s Society adventure in the White Mountains. Cost is $299 per person. Youth and child rates available. To register please call: 603-466-2727 and reference group trip number: 333154. For more information please contact Nikki Resor at or 617-391-6608.

Walking Tour of Randall’s Island Salt Marsh and Fresh Water Wetlands Restoration, NYC

Thursday, June 29, 2017
Enjoy a guided walking tour of Randall's Island Park Alliance's $5 million restoration of the Island's 20 acres of natural areas including forests, meadows, a freshwater wetland, and salt marsh. The island hosts over 500 species of birds, plants, fish, insects, birds, and mammals. This interactive tour will look at the unique history of the island (originally three islands) as well as its recent habitat restorations, green infrastructure investment, and urban environmental programs. Bring your walking shoes, as well as a picnic lunch and your bicycle if you’d like to enjoy the rest of the day on your own at the park. The Island's Urban Farm (a one acre learning garden with vegetable beds, chickens, and NYC's only rice paddies) and 4.5 miles of coastline and horticultural gardens will also be open for exploration after the tour. Easily accessible by MTA and car. For more information, please contact Barbara Evans at: 646-292-5256 or To register, please visit:

Bay Circuit Trail: Nashoba Brook Conservation Area

Thursday, July 13, 2017
Enjoy this relaxed hike along the meandering Nashoba Brook with many opportunities to learn about and view historic artifacts and local ecology. Points of interest include mill foundations, Native American stone piles, a stone chamber (referred to as the “Potato Cave”), and a 19th century pencil factory. In addition to the history, be enchanted by marshland, upland forest, and even a small waterfall. For more information, contact Alexandra Molnar at: 617-391-6634 or To register, visit:

The Stephen and Betsy Corman Harriman Outdoor Center Weekend

Friday, July 21 - Sunday, July 23, 2017
Visit AMC’s newest outdoor center in Harriman State Park! Stay two nights and enjoy three days of guided outdoor activities including paddling, cycling, hiking, yoga, and meditation. Take in all that Harriman State Park has to offer or just relax on the dock, swim in the warm pond waters, or unwind by the lakeside fire pit. To register please contact AMC Reservations at: 603-466-2727 and reference group trip number: 333158. For questions please contact Barbara Evans at: 646-292-5256 or

Cabin: $179 per person
Tent/shelter: $149 per person
*Youth and child rates available for both lodging options.

Birding Walk, Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, NYC

Thursday, July 27, 2017
Join the Happy Warbler's Joe Giunta for a walk through the premier birding spot, Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, where we will look for migrating shorebirds on East and West Ponds. For more information, please contact Barbara Evans at: 646-292-5256 or To register please visit:

Concord Bike Ride

Friday, September 8, 2017
Join President’s Society members Larry and Mary Kernan for a day long bike ride in Concord, MA.  For more information contact Nikki Resor at 617-391-6608 or

Carter Notch Overnight

Wednesday, September 13 - Thursday, September 14, 2017
Hike the remote trails surrounded by stellar views and then spend a night at Carter Notch hut on this exciting trip in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. Cost is $134 per person. Youth and child rates available. To register for this trip please contact AMC Reservations at: 603-466-2727 and reference group number: 333156. For questions please contact Alexandra Molnar at: 617-391-6634 or