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.

You are invited to join the President's Society and have a direct impact on AMC's future success. The President's Society provides 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 nresor@outdoors.org or 617-391-6608.

Ways to Join

There is more than one way to join

Make a gift or a pledge today! Pledges must be fulfilled by December 31, 2017.

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 amolnar@outdoors.org or at 617-391-6634.

Benefits

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 a 1876 Founder pin.

Mt. Jefferson $2,500 - $4,999  

All the benefits of the 1876 Founder level plus 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 Personal AMC guide for one day at the Highland Center or Joe Dodge Lodge 

Mt. Katahdin $18,760 - $24,999  

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

Challenger $25,000 and up 

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

Contact

Jennifer B. Norris, Chief Development Officer

Phone: 617-391-6620

Email: jnorris@outdoors.org

Margaret McNamara, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations

Phone: 617-391-6610

Email: mmcnamara@outdoors.org

Carolyn Whipple Fraser, Major Gifts Officer 

Phone: 617-391-6585

Email: cfraser@outdoors.org

Stephanie Schiele, Director of Development Operations

Phone: 617-391-6638

Email: sschiele@outdoors.org

Gary Gresh, Major Gifts Officer 

Phone: 617-391-6593

Email: ggresh@outdoors.org

Nikki Resor, Development Officer

Phone: 617-391-6608

Email: nresor@outdoors.org

Alexandra Molnar, Development Assistant

Phone: 617-391-6634

Email: amolnar@outdoors.org

Barbara Evans, Development Officer, New York Region

Phone: 646-292-5256

Email: bevans@outdoors.org

President's Society Trips

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

Dates and registration information for upcoming trips are listed below.

Camp-to-Camp Ski Weekend

Thursday, February 15 - Monday, February 19, 2018

Join us on a journey through the 100 Mile Wilderness to stay at all three of AMC's beautiful remote Maine Lodges and family owned and operated West Branch Camp. On this four-night excursion participants will enjoy winter at its best, skiing, snowshoeing, and appreciating winter in the comfort of our lodges.

We will start our trip by meeting at North Woods Outfitters in Greenville on Thursday morning to caravan to Medawisla where we will drop cars for the end of our trip. We will then be shuttled to the Winter Parking Lot for the start of our ski tour into Gorman Chairback Lodge.

On this moderately strenuous, classic skiing adventure, suitable for intermediate level skiers, we will travel light through the backcountry on miles of groomed but untracked trails. Our tour begins with a ski into Gorman Chairback where we will spend the evening. Each of the following mornings, after breakfast, we will set out with our trail lunch and daypack to enjoy the snow. We will ski 8 to 10 miles per day to our next destination (day 2 – Little Lyford, day 3 – West Branch Camp, day 4 – Medawisla) where our gear will already be awaiting our arrival.

The price for this four night excursion is $699 per person. Price includes four nights lodging, all meals, gear transfers, shuttle service, staff-led skiing, and evening programs.

To book your space, please contact AMC Reservations at 603-466-2727 (Monday-Saturday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.) and reference group trip number 368162. For questions, contact Stephanie Schiele sschiele@outdoors.org or 617-391-6638.

Medawisla Ski Weekend

Friday, March 2 - Sunday, March 4, 2018

Come out to Medawisla Lodge and experience a winter wonderland in Maine's 100 Mile Wilderness. Leaders will take you on excursions around Medawisla exploring new ski trails and snowshoeing up nearby mountains. We hope to see spectacular views of Mt. Katahdin and experience wonderful wildlife tracking opportunities throughout the weekend.

We will meet at Northwoods Outfitters in Greenville on Friday morning before caravanning to Medawisla Lodge and Cabins. Each day AMC staff and guides will plan several outdoor excursions for a range of skill levels to ensure everyone can find the perfect winter outing. Specific routes and outdoor excursions will be selected closer to the trip based on weather conditions.

Choose from two lodging options:

  • Cabin accommodations: $399 per person
  • Bunkhouse accommodations: $249 person

Price includes two nights lodging, all meals, staff-led adventures, and evening programs.

To book your space, please contact AMC Reservations at 603-466-2727 (Monday-Saturday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.) and reference group trip number 367691. For questions, contact Stephanie Schiele sschiele@outdoors.org or 617-391-6638.