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 Nikki Resor at nresor@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, 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 Alexandra Molnar at amolnar@outdoors.org 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 a 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 a personal AMC guide for a day at the Highland Center or Joe Dodge Lodge

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 invitations to the President’s Society’s annual Alpine Supper Club event.

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, Director of Major Gifts

Phone: 617-391-6593

Email: ggresh@outdoors.org

Nikki Resor, Development Officer

Phone: 617-391-6608

Email: nresor@outdoors.org

Alexandra Molnar, Development Coordinator

Phone: 617-391-6634

Email: amolnar@outdoors.org

Barbara Evans, Development Officer, New York Region

Phone: 646-292-5256

Email: bevans@outdoors.org

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

YOP 50th Anniversary Celebration

Thursday, September 20, 2018
The Loeb Boathouse, New York City

Join more than 150 of New York’s top philanthropists and youth agencies for a night of celebration where we will mark 50 years of getting kids outdoors and raise funds in support of growing our programmatic reach in the New York metro area. Since 1968, more than 250,000 youth have nurtured effective leadership skills and learned that the outdoors is accessible to all. With your help, we look forward to an evening of fine foods, drinks, speakers, and fundraising to support and inspire the next generation of NYC’s youth to get outdoors. For questions about sponsorships and tickets, please contact Barbara Evans at 646-292-5256 or bevans@outdoors.org.

We look forward to seeing you on these exciting trips and hope you will bring family and friends, too! Share the fun of President’s Society and Summit Trust events and invite them on your next adventure. For more details on trip pricing and packages and updates on all President’s Society trips, visit outdoors.org/pstrips.