President’s Society

President's Society

President’s Society members provide critical support for AMC’s conservation, environmental education, and recreation programs.

Annual unrestricted contributions from President Society members of at least $1,000 per year make AMC’s mission possible.

With your AMC President’s Society gift, you are:

  • partnering to protect and fund public lands and build trails.
  • researching climate change and its impact on outdoor recreation and fragile ecosystems.
  • connecting people of all ages to the outdoors and inspiring the next generation of outdoor stewards.
  • working in the Maine Woods, practicing sustainable forestry, protecting trees that store carbon, and reconnecting trout and salmon spawning habitat.
  • inspiring leaders and giving them the skills they need to succeed through AMC’s Center for Outdoor Learning and Leadership (COLL).

In addition to knowing you are making a positive impact on the outdoors you can enjoy a suite of benefits that have been designed to give you the very best of the AMC experience. Enjoy exclusive invites to President’s Society Adventures, special insider access to AMC expert staff, special outdoors experiences from Washington DC to Maine, and more!

Please note these great benefits do not affect the tax deductibility of your gift.

Member Levels and Benefits:

Mt. Madison – $1,000 – $1,875

  • AMC family-level membership
  • Subscription to Appalachia
  • Invitations to outdoor adventures and events
  • One complimentary membership to give to a friend
  • Recognition in AMC’s Annual Report

Each following level includes all of the benefits of the prior level, plus additional inclusions:

1876 Founder – $1,876 – $2,499

  • Advance notice and booking for President’s Society Adventures

Mt. Jefferson – $2,500 – $4,999

  • Complimentary book or map from AMC Books

Mt. Adams – $5,000 – $9,999

  • Custom outdoor adventure for you and your family led by AMC staff

Mt. Washington – $10,000 – $14,999

  • Invitation to Alpine Supper Club, a special intimate dinner with AMC leadership

Mt. Katahdin – $15,000 – $24,999

  • Personal concierge for AMC bookings

Challenger – $25,000 – $49,999

  • Opportunity to hike Katahdin, Mt. Washington, Bear Mountain, or other regional peak with AMC staff

Champion – $50,000 and up

  • VIP tour by foot, boat, or airplane of landscape such as the Maine Woods, Harriman camps, or Pennsylvania Highlands where AMC is a conservation leader
Upcoming Events

Join us for exclusive President’s Society events to connect with AMC leadership and fellow President’s Society members. Learn more about the important AMC work that you support by attending these special upcoming events. Please note that AMC adheres to local and national COVID-19 protocols. Events listed below are subject to change as we continue to monitor the evolving situation. To learn more about the events and our safety protocols, please contact Alli Burdick at 617-391-6626 or



Brunswick Bikes & Brews
Brunswick, Maine

Saturday, September 10
2:00 – 4:00 PM ride followed by food and beverages

On Saturday, September 10th we will meet at Flight Deck brewing in Brunswick, Maine, and offer two bike options of varying distances and difficulty. Both rides are no drop rides (meaning the group stays together) and routes will be available to download before the date.

The first of these will be a 17-mile loop (route here) with minimal elevation gain/loss and at a more casual pace (AMC activity rating of “easy”). We’ll stick to the paved but more country roads around Brunswick before returning to Flight Deck for post-ride beers and snacks. The more spirited ride will be a 26-mile loop (route here) done at a faster pace, with more hills, and explores further down the road into Freeport along some classic Maine coast roads before returning to Flight Deck (this trip has an AMC activity rating of “moderate” to “vigorous” depending on pace of the group).

To learn more, please contact Mark Cheever at or 617-391-6608.

Carter Notch Overnight
Pinkham Notch, NH

Thursday, September 15 –Friday, September 16

Celebrate fall as we explore the trails in Pinkham Notch and stay at AMC’s Carter Notch Hut! Join us for two days of hiking along the Carter and Wildcat ranges on Thursday, September 15 to Friday, September 16 with the potential to summit several four thousand footers. Participants can expect gorgeous fall foliage and a classic AMC huts experience, all in the company of fellow outdoor enthusiasts!

For more information, please contact Alli Burdick at or 617-391-6626.

AMC and Carbon Offsets in the Maine Woods
Online event

Wednesday, September 21, 2022 (12:00 PM – 1:00 PM)

Did you know that forests can help slow climate change by removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere? This is known as carbon sequestration. Join AMC’s Senior Staff Scientist Dave Publicover and Director of Maine Conservation and Land Management Steve Tatko for a presentation on AMC’s work with carbon sequestration. The presentation will cover how AMC’s management is increasing carbon storage in our managed lands in the Maine Woods, how AMC has utilized forest carbon markets to provide additional support to our conservation efforts, and how this carbon storage will help AMC meet its goal of becoming “net zero” in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Bring your lunch and questions for this webinar! We hope to see you there.

Register here!


Please contact Alli Burdick at or 617-391-6626 for more information on any of these adventures.

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Past Webinars

Missed a webinar? Browse recordings of past webinars to catch up on valuable information you missed the first time around.

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For more information on the President’s Society and how you can expand your impact for the outdoors, please contact Mark Cheever (Director, President’s Society) at 617-391-6608 and