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; and 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 mcheever@outdoors.org 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 review AMC’s stock transfer instructions and contact Hilary Niles at hniles@outdoors.org or at 617-391-6634 if you have questions.

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.

Mark Cheever, Development Officer, President’s Society

Phone: 617-391-6608

Email: mcheever@outdoors.org

AMC Development Office

Phone: 617-391-6634

Email: AMCDevelopment@outdoors.org

NYC Celebration:
Conservation, Climate & Community

Thursday, September 19

New York, NY

Please join us for a fun evening of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, buffet dinner and a silent auction, all in support of our conservation mission.

Conservation at AMC is about protecting the places we love—through science, stewardship, and advocacy. Join us to celebrate what has been accomplished and to learn what’s next in the New York region and beyond.

For more information and to purchase tickets or inquire about sponsorship opportunities, visit:

amcnyc.eventbrite.com

Questions? Please contact Barbara Evans at bevans@outdoors.org or 646-292-5256.

Fall Bike Ride

Sunday, September 22

Concord, MA

Join us for this fall morning ride starting in Concord, MA. We’ll offer two route options—choose the right one for you! Both groups will stop for lunch after the ride.

For more information, please contact Hilary Niles at hniles@outdoors.org or 617-391-6634.

Fall 4000 Footer

Thursday, October 3

Benton, NH

Come tackle Mt. Moosilauke, whether you’ve hiked it many times or it’s your first time crossing it off your list! This famed mountain has a long history with AMC and lies along the Appalachian Trail.

All experience levels welcome. Spectacular views await!

For more information, please contact Hilary Niles at hniles@outdoors.org or 617-391-6634.

President’s Society Holiday Reception &
30th Anniversary Celebration

Thursday, December 12

Boston, MA

Join us to celebrate the 30th anniversary of AMC’s President’s Society. Over three decades this committed group has led the way and enabled our outdoors mission to grow and succeed.

Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and camaraderie with your fellow Society members. We will share our favorite stories of the President’s Society community over the years and hear from leadership about AMC’s direction for the future.

For more information, please contact Hilary Niles at hniles@outdoors.org or 617-391-6634.

Discover the Canadian Rockies with AMC’s President’s Society and Summit Trust

Thursday, July 9 – Saturday, July 18, 2020

Grizzlies, glaciers, turquoise lakes, mountain peaks, and more!

Join AMC leadership on a special 10-day adventure that takes you off the beaten path in Banff, Glacier, Kootenay, and Yoho National Parks. Explore the Canadian Rockies like a local while enjoying hiking and paddling excursions through awe-inspiring scenery, forests, and meadows lit with glorious wildflowers, and catch a glimpse of iconic wildlife. July is the perfect time to enjoy Canada’s natural wonders.

For a full itinerary, pricing, and activity guide, click here. Please contact Stephanie Schiele at sschiele@outdoors.org or 617-391-6638 if you have questions.

STAY TUNED FOR PERU, WINTER 2021

Mark your calendar! 2020 President’s Society Trips

Alpine Touring Ski DayFebruary 6Jackson, NH
President’s Day Lodge-to-Lodge WeekendFebruary 13—17Greenville, ME
President’s Day Medawisla WeekendFebruary 14—17Greenville, ME
June Huts Trip: Madison to Lakes!June 12—14Randolph, NH
Canadian Rockies Adventure Travel TripJuly 9—18Alberta, Canada
Harriman Weekend Behind the SceneJuly 24—26Haverstraw, NY
White Mountain Adventure OvernightOctober 1Highland Center, NH

Please contact Mark Cheever at mcheever@outdoors.org or 617-391-6608 with questions about any of our upcoming President’s Society adventures.