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 Mark Cheever 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, 2019.

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 Hilary Niles 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 advance notice and booking for President’s Society Adventure Travel trips.

Mt. Adams $5,000 – $9,999

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

Mt. Washington $10,000 – $18,759

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

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 personal updates from AMC President and CEO.

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


Hilary Niles, Development

Phone: 617-391-6634


Barbara Evans, Development Officer, New York Region

Phone: 646-292-5256


Mark Cheever, Development

Phone: 617-391-6608


White Mountain Hut Weekend

Friday, June 21 – Sunday, June 23
Lincoln, NH


Our annual “Hut to Hut” checks off several 4,000 footers as we experience the incredible views on either side of Franconia Notch. On Friday, June 21st, the longest day of the year, we will ascend to Greenleaf Hut. Two route options will be
offered on this first day, including one along Franconia Ridge and an easier hike along the Old Bridle Path.


On Saturday, June 22nd we will cross back over to the western side of the valley for a night at Lonesome Lake. Here, optional excursions to the Kinsmans and Cannon Mountain will be offered, and you can take a dip in the lake to cool off at
your leisure (if you dare)!


This trip has something for everyone including scenic vistas, majestic trails and the classic AMC Hut experience. Enjoy delicious meals, engaging talks with AMC experts, and the opportunity to meet other Society members and AMC leaders over
a cup of tea, or a glass of wine. We encourage you to bring family and friends for this memorable outing!


Please note that while our group pace will be accommodating, participants should be prepared for significant elevation gain. We recommend checking with your local chapter to schedule a warm-up hike.


All meals, lodging and excursions included: $329 (adult), $279 (ages 13-17), and $169 (ages 3-12).


Book now by calling AMC’s Reservations Team at 603-466-2727 and referencing group number 411671.


For more information, please contact Mark Cheever at or 617-391-6608.

Newfound Lake Paddle

Thursday, July 11
Hebron, NH


Spend a relaxing day on New Hampshire’s Newfound Lake with fellow President’s Society members and Registered Maine Guides Elizabeth Ehrenfeld and Peter Bergh. Canoes and kayaks will be available for rent, but feel free to bring your own boat.
Paddlers of all skill levels welcome!


For more information, please contact Hilary Niles at or 617-391-6634.

Squam Lake Summer Soirée

Thursday, August 8
Center Harbor, NH


Join us at the home of Mark Fetting and Georgie Smith for a fun and festive evening with AMC’s President’s Society, Summit Trust, and fellow outdoors enthusiasts. The event will run from 5:30-7:30pm with an optional outdoor activity prior to
the reception.


Thanks to our Host Committee: Mark Fetting and Georgie Smith, Grace Macomber Bird and Jerry Bird, Barb and Sam Laverack, Linda and Andy McLane, Kris and Pete Nordblom


For more information, please contact Carolyn Fraser at or 617-391-6585.
Please contact Mark Cheever at or 617-391-6608 with questions about any of our upcoming President’s Society adventures.