President’s Society

President's Society

Gifts made by August 31, 2021 will be generously matched by fellow President’s Society member Stephen Corman—up to $250,000 in all! Every dollar you give today will be matched and go twice as far to protect the outdoors!

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 Mark Cheever at 617-391-6608 or

Maine Coast Paddle

Thursday, July 15, 2021
Brunswick, ME

Spend a relaxing afternoon sea kayaking on the Maine coast with fellow President’s Society members and registered Maine guides Peter Bergh and Elizabeth Ehrenfeld, chair of AMC’s Board of Directors. Participants can rent kayaks or bring their own. All skill levels welcome. Option to go out for lobster rolls and beverages after kayaking!

Foraging in Central Park

Saturday, August 14, 2021
New York, NY

Well-known naturalist, environmental educator, and author specializing in edible and medicinal wild plants and mushrooms “Wild Man” Steve Brill ( will lead us in this informative and fun event. Participants will learn how to identify common plant species as well as fungi if they’re in season. We’ll learn how to harvest these common, renewable resources ecologically in addition to how to use them for food and home remedies. We’ll cover related botany, general science, conservation ecology, mycology, history, folklore, and mythology, as well as health, nutrition, and cooking, plus some art and music related to what we’re finding. The program is as entertaining as it is informative.

Lonesome Lake Hut Overnight

Thursday, September 30, 2021 – Friday, October 1, 2021
Franconia, NH

Get on trail with the President’s Society this fall for an overnight at lovable Lonesome Lake Hut. Join us for two days of camaraderie on the trail, hearty hut meals, and stunning views of Franconia Ridge. Multiple route options available with the opportunity to check at least one 4,000-footer off your list if interested.




Cardigan Weekend
February 11 – 13, 2022
Alexandria, NH


Lodge-to-Lodge XC Ski Trip
February 24 – 28, 2022
Greenville, ME


Medawisla Winter Weekend
February 25 – 28, 2022
Greenville, ME


Huts Trip: Zealand and Galehead
June 17 – 19, 2022
Franconia, NH


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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