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.

Molly Ruffle Director of Major Gifts

Phone: 617-391-6620 

Email: mruffle@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

Gary Gresh, Major Gifts Officer 

Phone: 617-391-6593

Email: ggresh@outdoors.org

Stephanie Schiele, Assistant Director of Development 

Phone: 617-391-6638 

Email: sschiele@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.

Zealand Falls Overnight

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 nresor@outdoors.org.

Bay Circuit Trail Hike-Hanson, MA

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 amolnar@outdoors.org.

Harriman Day Hike

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 bevans@outdoors.org.
*Carpools/train station pick-up from NYC/Tuxedo Park train station can arranged. Please let Barbara know no later than Wednesday, September 14.

Paddle the Connecticut River

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 amolnar@outdoors.org or 617-391-6634 for questions or to register.

Autumn Bike Ride

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 nresor@outdoors.org or 617-391-6608.

Curator-Led Walking Tour of Storm King Art Center

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 bevans@outdoors.org. Space is limited.

Washington, D.C. Luncheon

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.

President's Society Holiday Reception-New York City

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.

President's Society Holiday Reception-Boston

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.

President's Society Expedition-Authentic Alaska

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; sschiele@outdoors.org) for any questions or to request trip paperwork for this fantastic adventure.