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

Maine Coast Paddle

Thursday, September 9, 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!

Backcountry Composting Webinarr

Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Virtual event

Did you know building a backcountry privy requires more than just digging a hole in the ground? Join us for an educational and enjoyable webinar hosted by AMC’s very own Joe Roman, Campsite Program and Conservation Manager, and Kristen Sykes, Director of Southern NE Conservation Projects and Partnerships. Joe and Kristen will share the importance of composting, how it works, and the timeline to establish a backcountry privy. Keep an eye out for an e-invite!

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.

Climate Change in the Mountains Webinar

Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Virtual event

Mountains have been identified as potential climate sanctuaries for species that need cold and snow for survival. Dr. Sarah Nelson, Director of Research, and Georgia Murray, Staff Scientist, will present on the importance of mountains, the lack of climate change research in mountains, and how climate change adds a layer of complexity to these habitats.




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

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