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 nresor@outdoors.org 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 amolnar@outdoors.org 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.

Jennifer B. Norris, Chief Development Officer

Phone: 617-391-6620

Email: jnorris@outdoors.org

Margaret McNamara, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations

Phone: 617-391-6610 

Email: mmcnamara@outdoors.org

Carolyn Whipple Fraser, Major Gifts Officer 

Phone: 617-391-6585

Email: cfraser@outdoors.org

Stephanie Schiele, Director of Development Operations

Phone: 617-391-6638 

Email: sschiele@outdoors.org

Gary Gresh, Major Gifts Officer 

Phone: 617-391-6593

Email: ggresh@outdoors.org

Nikki Resor, Development Officer

Phone: 617-391-6608

Email: nresor@outdoors.org

Alexandra Molnar, Development Assistant

Phone: 617-391-6634

Email: amolnar@outdoors.org

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

Dates and registration information for upcoming trips are listed below.

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 nresor@outdoors.org.

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 amolnar@outdoors.org.

Moderate Hike in Harriman State Park

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Join us for a moderate hike in Harriman State Park followed by an optional lunch (bring your own), swimming, and paddling at the Stephen & Betsy Corman Harriman Outdoor Center.

For more information, please contact Barbara Evans at: 646-292-5256 or bevans@outdoors.org. To register, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/opt-outside-with-the-amcs-presidents-society-registration-32121958643.

Bay Circuit Trail: Noon Hill Reservation

Thursday, September 21, 2017
Varied forest, grand views, and abundant wildlife characterize this moderate hike in the Trustees of Reservations’ Noon Hill. Hike alongside rocky cliffs to be rewarded with a scenic vista of the southern hills of Walpole and Norfolk, a great place to observe hawks during fall migration. Additionally we’ll witness the evidence of glacial activity that carved depressions in the hill thousands of years ago and contributed to the unique features we see today. For more information, contact Alexandra Molnar at: 617-391-6634 or amolnar@outdoors.org. To register, visit: https://bcthikes2017.eventbrite.com.

Farm to Fork Dinner

Thursday, September 28, 2017
Join us for a charitable evening of fine wine, local Hudson Valley food, and time spent with your AMC family at the Stephen and Betsy Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center. Ticket and NYC shuttle pricing coming soon. Contact Barbara Evans at 646-292-5256 or bevans@outdoors.org with questions.

Fall Weekend at Medawisla

Saturday, October 7-Monday, October 9, 2017
As fall foliage reaches its peak, explore the stunning and rugged Maine wilderness surrounding AMC’s newly renovated lodge. Enjoy guided outdoor activities, socializing at the lodge and waterfront pavilion, and delicious dinners, all while within view of the majestic Mt. Katahdin. For more information, please contact Nikki Resor at 617-391-6608 or nresor@outdoors.org.