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 Stephanie Schiele at or 617-391-6638

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 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


Pioneer Valley Bike Ride

Sunday, October 21
Easthampton, MA

Come enjoy a fall bike ride in the Pioneer Valley led by fellow President’s Society members and Berkshire Chapter leaders Janine Papesh and Brant Cheikes. We’ll begin in Easthampton and explore the region’s rail trails, with two route options depending on experience level and pace: a 39-mile route at a quicker pace and a 22-mile route at a more leisurely pace. After the ride, we’ll gather for lunch and, for those who are interested, a visit to a nearby brewery. For more information, please contact Hilary Niles at or 617-391-6634.

Holiday Celebration

Thursday, December 13
10 City Square, Boston, MA

Mark your calendar! Details to follow shortly.


President’s Day Weekend Maine Woods Adventure

Friday, February 15 – Monday, February 18
Spend three night at the drive-in Medawisla Lodge and Cabins, with your pick of daily ski, snowshoe, and fat-tire bike excursions. Delicious meals, sauna, and fabulous camaraderie await!

Maine Woods Lodge-to-Lodge Ski Weekend

Friday, March 1 – Monday, March 4
Visit all three of AMC’s full-service lodges in the Maine Woods, starting at Medawisla and ending at Gorman Chairback. Ski about seven miles per day along amazing backcountry trails, with plenty of time to explore each destination on snowshoe, too.

White Mountain Hut Weekend

Friday, June 21 – Sunday, June 23
This year’s trip will take us to Greenleaf and Lonesome Lake Huts. Multiple hikes and package options will be available.

Please contact Stephanie Schiele at or 617-391-6638 with questions about any of our upcoming President’s Society adventures.