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 family-level membership
  • Subscription to Appalachia
  • Invitations to outdoor adventures and events
  • One complimentary membership to give to a friend
  • Recognition in AMC’s Annual Report

1876 Founder $1,876 – $2,499

All the benefits of the Mt. Madison level plus…

  • Advance notice and booking for President’s Society Adventure Travel trips

Mt. Jefferson $2,500 – $4,999

All the benefits of the 1876 Founder level plus…

  • Complimentary book or map from AMC Books

Mt. Adams $5,000 – $9,999

All the benefits of the Mt. Jefferson level plus…

  • Custom outdoor adventure for you and your family led by AMC staff

Mt. Washington $10,000 – $14,999

All the benefits of the Mt. Adams level plus…

  • Invitation to Alpine Supper Club, a special intimate dinner with AMC leadership

Mt. Katahdin $15,000 – $24,999

All the benefits of the Mt. Washington level plus…

  • Personal concierge for AMC bookings

Challenger $25,000 – $49,999

All the benefits of the Mt. Washington level plus…

  • Opportunity to hike Katahdin, Mt. Washington, Bear Mountain, or other regional peak with AMC staff

Champion $50,000 and up

All of the benefits of Challenger, plus…

  • VIP tour by foot, boat, or airplane of landscape such as the Maine Woods, Harriman camps, or Pennsylvania Highlands where AMC is a conservation leader

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

Virtual Events

Please enjoy these informative recordings from our previous webinars – they’re a great way to pass the time and discover more about AMC’s work that you support. For questions about upcoming virtual events, please contact Hilary Niles at hniles@outdoors.org or 617-391-6635.

Sustainable Forestry in the Maine Woods

by Steve Tatko
April 4, 2019

Defeating Northern Pass

by Susan Arnold, Ken Kimball, and Nancy Martland
November 21, 2019

Mountain Lakes and Streams

by Sarah Nelson and Georgia Murray
March 11, 2020

Trout and Salmon Habitat Restoration

by Steve Tatko
April 7, 2020

Tramping with the Appies: AMC History Trivia

by Becky Fullerton
April 16, 2020

AMC’s Net Zero Initiative

by Dave Publicover
April 28, 2020

The True Colors of Spring

by Nancy Ritger
May 15, 2020

Active Conservation and You: AMC Priorities and Advocating for the Outdoors

by Susan Arnold, Heather Clish, Mark Zakutansky, and Janet Ainsworth
May 21, 2020

Discover the Bay Circuit Trail

by Kristen Sykes, Christine Viola, and Masuzyo Mhango
June 11, 2020

Bringing the Huts to You

by James Wrigley, Whitney Brown, and Emily Griffin
July 23, 2020

Seeing Stars: AMC’s Quest to Create an International Dark Sky Reserve in Maine

by Douglas Arion and Jenny Ward
August 20, 2020

Search and Rescue in the White Mountains

by Whitney Brown and Joe Roman
September 17, 2020

Hidden Gems: Lesser-Known Trails in AMC’s Region

Patricia McCloskey and Kristen Sykes
October 8, 2020

In-person Events

AMC is committed to supporting the national effort to control the spread of COVID-19. Events listed below are subject to change as we continue to monitor the rapidly evolving situation.

Lodge-to-Lodge XC Ski Trip

Wednesday, February 3 to Sunday, February 7, 2021 Greenville, ME

This “greatest hits” tour through AMC’s Maine Wilderness Lodges includes overnights at Gorman Chairback Lodge & Cabins, Little Lyford Lodge & Cabins, West Branch Pond Camps, and Medawisla Lodge & Cabins. This trip is designed for more experienced cross-country skiers as it requires skiing from lodge to lodge and will be modified with social distancing protocols to prioritize the safety of participants and staff. To learn more about the trip and our safety protocols, please contact Hilary Niles at 617-391-6635 or hniles@outdoors.org.

Medawisla Winter Weekend

Friday, February 19 to Monday, February 22, 2021 Greenville, ME

Discover the magic of the Maine Woods in winter on this three-night stay at AMC’s Medawisla Lodge & Cabins. With drive-in access and views across Second Roach Pond to Mt. Katahdin, Medawisla is the perfect setting for wintertime excursions. Choose your own adventure with opportunities for staff-led skiing, snowshoeing, and more. This trip is open to all outdoor skill levels and will be modified with social distancing protocols to prioritize the safety of participants and staff. To learn more about the trip and our safety protocols, please contact Hilary Niles at 617-391-6635 or hniles@outdoors.org.

June Huts Trip: Madison to Lakes

Friday, June 11 to Sunday, June 13, 2021White 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 Spring 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 Lakes 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 Hilary Niles at hniles@outdoors.org or 617-391-6635.

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

Thursday, July 8 – Saturday, July 17, 2021

The postponement of our 2020 trip provides an opportunity for additional guests to join us in 2021. It’s sure to be an excellent adventure with 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, please contact Stephanie Schiele at sschiele@outdoors.org or 617-391-6638.

Save the date!

Lonesome Lake Hut OvernightSept 30—Oct 1, 2021Franconia, NH
Please contact Hilary Niles at hniles@outdoors.org or 617-391-6635 with questions about any of our upcoming President’s Society adventures.