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 Rachel Sensenig at rsensenig@outdoors.org or at 617-391-6627 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

Lodge-to-Lodge XC Ski Weekend

Thursday, February 13 – Monday, February 17, 2020 Greenville, ME

Hit all the highlights on this winter tour for experienced cross-country skiers. Begin with a ski into Gorman Chairback before heading to Little Lyford and on to Medawisla where you will link up with the second trip.

This trip is for experienced XC skiers! Cost is $935 per person and includes all meals, gear transfers, shuttles, and staff-led adventures.

Call AMC Reservations at 603-466-2727 and reference group 449940 package A to book.

Winter Sports Adventure Weekend

Friday, February 14 – Monday, February 17, 2020 Greenville, ME

Pick your adventure on this three-night stay at AMC’s beautiful drive-in access Medawisla Lodge and Cabins. A perfect trip for folks looking for a wide variety of activities suitable for all outdoor skill levels.

Options for cabin ($595 per person) or bunkhouse ($285 per person) accommodations. Price includes all meals, lodging, and staff-led adventures.

Call AMC Reservations at 603-466-2727 and reference group 449940 package B to book.

Alpine Touring Afternoon

Thursday, February 6, 2020 Jackson, NH

Alpine Touring, also known as Ski Mountaineering, is the fastest growing trend in the skiing world. Use special ski bindings to slide uphill and then lock in to ski downhill—if you like hiking and downhill then this is for you!

A pre-climb clinic will be offered and après-ski refreshments and conversation will follow. Participants should have experience with downhill skiing and be prepared for a moderate level of physical activity.

For more information, please contact Mark Cheever at mcheever@outdoors.org or 617-391-6608.

June Huts Trip: Madison to Lakes

Friday, June 12 – Sunday, June 14, 2020 White Mountain National Forest, NH

Dust off those hiking boots and remember to pack lightly because our annual June Huts trip features lots of elevation—and incredible views!!

On the first day we’ll ascend to Madison Hut where a warm meal and festive Croo await us. The following morning we’ll depart after a hearty breakfast across the northern Presidential range (with an optional summit attempt of Mt. Washington) before descending to Lake of the Clouds Hut. After enjoying the camaraderie of a night at Lakes we’ll hike out on Sunday morning—sore but inspired after a weekend in the Whites.

Registration will be announced at a later date. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Mark Cheever at mcheever@outdoors.org or 617-391-6608.

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

Save the date for these spring and summer trips!

Central Park Foraging TourMay 2New York, NY
Summer PaddleJuly 9Seacoast, NH
Harriman Weekend Behind the ScenesJuly 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.