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 aburdick@outdoors.org.

 

COMING IN 2022

 

AT & XC Ski Days
Wednesday, February 2 – Thursday, February 3, 2022
Jackson, NH

Tune up your skis and your skills with two winter adventure offerings in Jackson, NH!

On Wednesday, February 2nd, we’ll enjoy a day of cross-country skiing at the Jackson Ski Touring Center. Rentals and lessons are available. Whether you’re an experienced skier looking for an excuse to get out on the trail, want to try cross-country skiing for the first time, or something in between, we hope you’ll join us for this day on one of New England’s finest network of groomed trails.

Then on Thursday, February 3rd, we return to Black Mountain to enjoy the hottest trend in winter sport in New England: Alpine Touring. This form of skiing uses special ski bindings and skins to climb uphill before locking in to ski downhill. If you enjoy hiking and downhill skiing, this activity is for you! AT participants should have experience with downhill skiing and be prepared for a moderate level of physical activity. We will offer a pre-climb clinic with Ski The Whites for those interested.

Participants may join either event or both. Lodging arrangements are available at Joe Dodge Lodge.

Bonus: the evening of Wednesday, February 2, the Lodge is featuring an International Dinner complete with a Spanish-themed menu to complement a presentation by Mark Cheever (Director, President’s Society) on his recent multi-week bikepacking trip through Spain this past summer. BYOB.

 

Cardigan Winter Wonderland
Friday, February 11 – Sunday, February 13, 2022
Alexandria, NH

Experience AMC’s Cardigan Lodge and all its beauty with us this winter. Activities will include snowshoeing, backcountry skiing, winter hiking, and the camaraderie of your fellow AMC supporters. Options are available for all skill levels, whether you’re a beginner or advanced winter outdoor enthusiast!

 

Maine Woods Winter Adventures
Lodge-to-Lodge XC Ski Trip: Thursday, February 24 – Monday, February 28, 2022
Medawisla Winter Weekend: Friday, February 25 – Monday, February 28, 2022
Greenville, ME

Discover the beauty and wonder of the Maine Woods in winter! The Medawisla Winter Weekend has drive-in access and opportunities for skiing, snowshoeing, dark sky viewing, and more. This adventure is perfect for participants of all ages and experience levels.

Our Lodge-to-Lodge XC Ski Trip is for experienced cross-country skiers and features stays at Gorman Chairback, Little Lyford, and West Branch Pond Camps before joining our friends on the Medawisla-based trip for a festive gathering.

Both trips will feature talks by AMC experts on the impact of your support, as well as our delicious culinary offerings to keep you fueled for adventure.

 

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

 

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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 mcheever@outdoors.org.