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.

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.

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 amolnar@outdoors.org. To register, please visit: www.bcthikes2017.eventbrite.com.

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 (http://www.acf.org/mega-transect.php) 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 bevans@outdoors.org. To register, please visit:https://nycpshikes2017.eventbrite.com.

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. For more information, please contact Nikki Resor at nresor@outdoors.org 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 bevans@outdoors.org. To register, please visit:https://nycpshikes2017.eventbrite.com