President's Society

Support AMC's mission with your gift.

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.

You are invited to join the President's Society and have a direct impact on AMC's future success. The President's Society provides 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.

There is more than one way to join

Make a gift or a pledge today! Pledges must be fulfilled by December 31, 2016.

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 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 a 1876 Founder pin.

Mt. Jefferson $2,500 - $4,999  

All the benefits of the 1876 Founder level plus 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 Personal AMC guide for one day at the Highland Center or Joe Dodge Lodge 

Mt. Katahdin $18,760 - $24,999  

All the benefits of the Mt. Washington level plus Opportunity to hike Mt. Katahdin with AMC staff.

Challenger $25,000 and up 

All the benefits of the Mt. Washington level plus Invitation to the President's Society's first annual Alpine Supper Club event.

Molly Ruffle Director of Major Gifts

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


Gary Gresh, Major Gifts Officer 

Phone: 617-391-6593


Stephanie Schiele, Assistant Director of Development 

Phone: 617-391-6638 


Nikki Resor, Development Officer

Phone: 617-391-6608


Alexandra Molnar, Development Assistant

Phone: 617-391-6634


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

Dates and registration information for upcoming trips are listed below. For additional information on President's Society trips, please contact Nikki Resor at or 617-391-6608.


Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Hosted at the home of Dawn and Mark Werner
Brooklyn Heights, NY  

Contact Barbara Evans at or 646-292-5256 to learn more.


Friday, May 20, 2016

Urban Park Rangers serve as our guide on this 90-minute informative and fun walking tour of some of Central Park’s “secret places.” Enjoy the spring flowers, waterfalls, backwoods, and much more.

Contact Barbara Evans at or 646-292-5256 to learn more.


Friday, June 17-Sunday, June 19

Choose from two options:

1)  Spend Friday night at the Highland Center and Saturday night at Greenleaf Hut

2)  Spend two nights at the Highland Center

To register for the trip, please contact AMC Reservations at 603-466-2727.


Saturday, June 25, 2016

Enjoy this 90-minute walking tour on Governor’s Island, including next-phase, “under construction” locations, and learn the history and future of this New York City gem. Once the tour is complete, you’ll be free to enjoy all that Governor’s Island has to offer!

Please note, due to construction permits, nobody under the age of 12 will be permitted to join this tour.

Contact Barbara Evans at or 646-292-5256 to learn more.


Thursday, September 15–Friday, September 16, 2016

Take in big views of the Zealand Valley and a refreshing waterfall on this enjoyable overnight.

To register for the trip, please contact AMC Reservations at 603-466-2727.