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




AMC Holiday Reception and Special Celebration
Thursday, December 8 (6 p.m. – 8 p.m.)
10 City Square, Boston, MA 02129

Please join fellow President’s Society and Summit Trust members for a festive evening at AMC Headquarters. Enjoy light hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and camaraderie with fellow supporters as we ring in the holiday season and raise a special toast to celebrate AMC’s recent conservation achievement, the protection of the Pleasant River Headwaters Forest. By bringing this 27,000-acre parcel under permanent protection, AMC has now safeguarded 100,000 contiguous acres of forestland and waterways in Maine—an incredible feat! You can RSVP here!

AMC Town Hall Meeting
Thursday, December 15 (4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

Please join AMC’s Interim President and CEO Susan Arnold and other senior leadership online on Thursday, December 15, for a virtual year-end town hall featuring an organizational update. This insider event is a special offering for top supporters of AMC’s mission and will include time for Q&A. Please feel free to share your questions with us beforehand. Donors like you have helped play a critical role in stewarding AMC and we are committed to keeping you updated on all that your support makes possible. You can register for the event here.


XC Ski Day at Jackson Touring Center
Thursday, January 19
Jackson, NH

How are you getting ready for ski season? Dust off your skis and enjoy a day of cross-country skiing at Jackson Ski Touring! Whether it’s your first-time cross-country skiing or you’re an experienced pro, you’ll enjoy the beauty of gliding through the woods. Lessons and rentals are available; skiers of all ability levels (including beginners) are encouraged to join.

Medawisla Winter Weekend
January 27 – January 30
Greenville, ME

Please join fellow winter enthusiasts for a weekend in the Maine Woods! Our lodge-based adventure at Medawisla Lodge and Cabins, with drive-in access, offers the very best of winter, including cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and more.
Options for cabin with ensuite bathroom ($780 per person) or with shared bathroom ($640 per person) accommodations. Price includes all meals, lodging, tips, taxes, and staff-led adventures.

Lodge-to-Lodge Ski Adventure
February 16 – February 20
Greenville, ME

There’s nothing like the magic of a lodge-to-lodge ski trip in the Maine Woods. Experience this four-night XC ski adventure that takes you over rivers and through the woods of a wild landscape that AMC has conserved. Due to the demanding nature of this trip, expert skiers only.
Options for cabin with ensuite bathroom ($990 per person) or with shared bathroom ($870 per person) accommodations. Price includes all meals, lodging, tips, taxes, and staff-led adventures.

Cardigan Exploration Weekend
March 3 – March 5
Alexandria, NH

Just a 2-hour drive from Boston, Cardigan Lodge is a local gem with winter activities for all to enjoy. Guests can expect snowshoeing and winter hiking, as well as cross-country and backcountry skiing, all weather dependent, of course! Accommodations start at $340 per person. Price includes all meals, lodging, tips, taxes, and staff-led adventures.

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

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Past Webinars

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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