Support AMC's mission with your gift.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-391-6608.
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 email@example.com or at 617-391-6634.
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.
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.
All the benefits of the Mt. Madison level plus and a 1876 Founder pin.
All the benefits of the 1876 Founder level plus Subscription to the White Mountain Guide Online.
All the benefits of the Mt. Jefferson level plus Advance notice and booking for President's Society Adventure Travel trips
All the benefits of the Mt. Adams level plus Personal AMC guide for one day at the Highland Center or Joe Dodge Lodge
All the benefits of the Mt. Washington level plus Opportunity to hike Mt. Katahdin with AMC staff.
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
Nikki Resor, Development Officer
Alexandra Molnar, Development Assistant
Dates and registration information for upcoming trips are listed below.
Thursday, September 15 - Friday, September 16, 2016
Behold sweeping views of the Zealand Valley and refreshing waterfalls on this enjoyable overnight in New Hampshire's White Mountains. To register for this trip please contact AMC Reservations at 603-466-2727 and reference the President's Society September 15 Zealand overnight. Cost is $149 per person. Youth and child rates available. For questions please contact Nikki Resor at 617-391-6608 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, September 29, 2016 10:30am-12:30pm
Hike along the edges of cranberry bogs to the symphony of songbirds as we explore this picturesque southern section of the Bay Circuit Trail (BCT) in Hanson. The BCT arcs 230 miles around Boston, offering a huge variety of terrain and scenic vistas from Newburyport to Duxbury. Visit bcthikes2016.eventbrite.com to register and receive hike details, directions, and updates. For more information, contact Alexandra Molnar at (617) 391-6634 or email@example.com.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 10:00am
Enjoy a moderate 6-mile hike with a lunch stop overlooking Breakneck Pond at AMC's Harriman Outdoor Center. Rolling hills will take us past intriguing ruins, an old fire tower, and to a shelter with fantastic views (including NYC if the weather permits!).
To register for this hike, visit https://nycpshikes2016.eventbrite.com. For more information, please contact Barbara Evans at (646) 292-5256 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Carpools/train station pick-up from NYC/Tuxedo Park train station can arranged. Please let Barbara know no later than Wednesday, September 14.
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Learn about the Paddlers' Trail and experience the reds, oranges, and yellows of peak foliage as we kayak roughly five miles down the Connecticut River from Turner's Falls, MA. Kayaks available for rent ($40); shuttle also provided. Please contact Alexandra Molnar at email@example.com or 617-391-6634 for questions or to register.
Saturday, October 15 at 10:00am
Spend a morning cycling through the idyllic countryside of central Massachusetts on this President’s Society trip led by member, Larry Kernan. Depending on your interest, pick from two rides—29 miles or 18 miles—that both start and end at Verrill Farm in Concord, MA where the group will enjoy lunch after the ride. All riders should have multi-speed bikes in good working condition. To register please contact Nikki Resor at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-391-6608.
Saturday, October 15, 2016 10:30am-12:30pm
Located an hour north of NYC and just 20 minutes from AMC's Harriman Outdoor Center, Storm King Art Center is one of the world's leading sculpture parks with more than 500-acres of fields, hills, and woodlands providing the setting for 100+ carefully sited sculptures created by some of the most acclaimed artists of our time.
Join a Storm King art curator as we enjoy a walk through the grounds and learn the history of the site and sculptures. The tour, including indoor and outdoor viewing, will last approximately 2 hours, but guests are free to remain to enjoy the café and grounds. To register for the tour, visit https://nycpshikes2016.eventbrite.com. For more information, please contact Barbara Evans at (646) 292-5256 or email@example.com. Space is limited.
Wednesday, October 26 at 12:00 pm
Join AMC President John Judge and friends for a casual, midday luncheon in bustling, downtown D.C. Learn about AMC’s latest initiatives and converse with fellow President’s Society members over a tasty Cajun-Creole lunch at Acadiana, recognized for its cuisine by DC Magazine, USA Today, and Zagat. For more information or to RSVP please contact Alexandra Molnar at amolnar@outdoors or 617-391-6634.
Wednesday, December 1, 2016
Join AMC staff and fellow President's Society members at our annual holiday reception in New York City. Meet new friends, mingle with old acquaintances, learn about AMC's work, and enjoy festive drinks and hors d'oeuvres to kick off the holiday season. More details to follow as the date approaches.
Tuesday, December 5, 2016
Join AMC staff and fellow President's Society members at our annual holiday reception in Boston. Meet new friends, mingle with old acquaintances, learn about AMC's work, and enjoy festive drinks and hors d'oeuvres to kick off the holiday season. More details to follow as the date approaches.
Tuesday, June 13 - Sunday, June 25, 2017
Join the President's Society for this once in a lifetime exploration of authentic Alaska. Explore Alaska's rugged mountains, tundra, glaciers, and unique wildlife on this 13-day journey to the famed Kenai Fjords National Park and Denali National Park. Hike and paddle up close with Alaska's spectacular coastal glaciers and marine life, as well as explore the mountains, tundra, and wildlife of Denali. During the journey, you will experience the rustic comfort of two of Alaska's premier natural history lodges, Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge and Camp Denali. Enjoy great photography opportunities as the trip straddles the summer solstice, giving us 21 hours of daylight, and ample chances to see Alaska's wildlife including sea lions, puffins, bald eagles, moose, and much more. Please contact Stephanie Schiele (617-391-6638; firstname.lastname@example.org) for any questions or to request trip paperwork for this fantastic adventure.