Join the President’s Society

The President’s Society is a group of philanthropic members who annually give an unrestricted gift of $1,000 or more. Members provide critical support for AMC’s conservation, environmental education, and recreation programs.

Your Gift’s Impact

Annual financial contributions from President’s Society members make AMC programs possible, in particular:

  • Managing and stewarding trails throughout the Appalachian Region.

  • Supporting scientific research, conservation advocacy, land and river protection in the Northern Forest, including Maine’s 100-Mile Wilderness, and the Mid-Atlantic Highlands.

  • Getting 500,000 kids outdoors through environmental education programs and outdoor activities.

  • Leadership training and support for 25,000 volunteers who advance AMC’s mission and introduce thousands of people to the outdoors.

  • Providing hospitality to 145,000 overnight guests each year in our lodges, huts, shelters, and camps.

For more information or to establish a recurring gift, please contact Nikki Resor at or 617-391-6608

There is more than one way to join

Make a gift or a pledge today! Pledges must be fulfilled by December 31, 2018.

Monthly gifts of $85 or more qualify for membership in the President’s Society and can be charged to your credit card each month.

Many corporations will match your gift dollar for dollar. Your gift, with a corporate match totaling $1,000 or more, qualifies you for membership in the President’s Society.

If you’re interested in making a contribution of stock, please contact Alexandra Molnar at or at 617-391-6634.

Member Levels and Benefits

President’s Society members share a passion for outdoor pursuits, environmental stewardship, and the satisfaction of knowing they play a key role in furthering AMC’s mission. In addition to the impact of their gift, President’s Society membership also comes with great benefits that do not affect the tax deductibility of that gift.

Mt. Madison $1,000 – $1,875

AMC membership; subscription to Appalachia; invitations to outdoor adventures and events with AMC’s leadership; one gift membership to give to a friend; recognition in AMC’s Annual Gift Report.

1876 Founder $1,876 – $2,499

All the benefits of the Mt. Madison level plus and an 1876 Founder pin.

Mt. Jefferson $2,500 – $4,999

All the benefits of the 1876 Founder level plus a subscription to the White Mountain Guide Online.

Mt. Adams $5,000 – $9,999

All the benefits of the Mt. Jefferson level plus advance notice and booking for President’s Society Adventure Travel trips

Mt. Washington $10,000 – $18,759

All the benefits of the Mt. Adams level plus a personal AMC guide for a day at the Highland Center or Joe Dodge Lodge

Mt. Katahdin $18,760 – $24,999

All the benefits of the Mt. Washington level plus the opportunity to hike Mt. Katahdin with AMC staff.

Challenger $25,000 and up

All the benefits of the Mt. Washington level plus invitations to the President’s Society’s annual Alpine Supper Club event.

Jennifer B. Norris, Chief Development Officer

Phone: 617-391-6620


Margaret McNamara, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations

Phone: 617-391-6610


Carolyn Whipple Fraser, Major Gifts Officer 

Phone: 617-391-6585


Stephanie Schiele, Director of Development Operations

Phone: 617-391-6638


Gary Gresh, Director of Major Gifts

Phone: 617-391-6593


Nikki Resor, Development Officer

Phone: 617-391-6608


Alexandra Molnar, Development Coordinator

Phone: 617-391-6634


Barbara Evans, Development Officer, New York Region

Phone: 646-292-5256


There is always something to do with the President’s Society!

Squam Lake Paddle with Optional Skills Clinic

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Spend a relaxing day on Squam Lake (NH) with fellow President’s Society members and Registered Maine Guides Peter Bergh and Elizabeth Ehrenfeld. If you are new to paddling, have no fear; you will have the opportunity to learn fundamental kayak and canoeing skills before heading out for fun on the water! Canoes and kayaks will be available for rent, but feel free to bring your own boat. For more information, please contact Nikki Resor at or 617-391-6608.

Farm to Fork Dinner

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Come enjoy the mid-summer bounty of the Hudson Valley with a special Farm-to-Fork dinner at AMC’s Stephen & Betsy Corman Harriman Outdoor Center (CHOC). After kicking off the evening with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, we’ll sit down to a delicious five-course meal prepared by Chef Josh featuring local and fresh farm delights, complete with beer and wine. Overnight accommodations (cabins or tents) are also available and include Friday breakfast, a guided morning hike, and a trail lunch before you’re on your way to the rest of your summer weekend. Additionally, you can pair the dinner and overnight with the President’s Society weekend and stay for a full weekend of outdoor fun (see below). For more details on the dinner and overnight, please contact Barbara Evans at 646-292-5256 or

President’s Society Weekend at the Stephen and Betsy Corman Harriman Outdoor Center

Friday, July 20 – Sunday, July 22, 2018

This annual weekend features a variety of guided outdoor activities, delicious meals, evening happy hours overlooking Breakneck Pond, and entertaining and informative guest speakers. With weekends being sold out for the season, this is a great way to experience CHOC in a relaxed and family-friendly way. Make a long weekend of it and join us on Thursday, July 19 for the 3rd Annual Farm-to-Fork Dinner (details above)! Cabin and tent accommodations are available with adult and youth pricing. To register, please call 603-466-2727 and reference group trip number 370108. For more details about the different packages, please contact Barbara Evans at 646-292-5256 or
* PACKAGE A – Farm-to-Fork Dinner Only – $75 per person
* PACKAGE B – Farm-to-Fork Dinner plus Thursday Overnight – $150 per person
* PACKAGE C – Farm-to-Fork Dinner plus Thursday-Sunday accommodations – $329 per person
* PACKAGE D – President’s Society Weekend – $189 per person

*All rates above are for cabin accommodations. Tent accommodations and youth pricing for all packages also available.
YOP 50th Anniversary Celebration

Thursday, September 20, 2018
The Loeb Boathouse, New York City

Join more than 150 of New York’s top philanthropists and youth agencies for a night of celebration where we will mark 50 years of getting kids outdoors and raise funds in support of growing our programmatic reach in the New York metro area. Since 1968, more than 250,000 youth have nurtured effective leadership skills and learned that the outdoors is accessible to all. With your help, we look forward to an evening of fine foods, drinks, speakers, and fundraising to support and inspire the next generation of NYC’s youth to get outdoors. For questions about sponsorships and tickets, please contact Barbara Evans at 646-292-5256 or

We look forward to seeing you on these exciting trips and hope you will bring family and friends, too! Share the fun of President’s Society and Summit Trust events and invite them on your next adventure. For more details on trip pricing and packages and updates on all President’s Society trips, visit