Leadership Society

The Leadership Society is a dedicated group of individuals, foundations, corporations, and other organizations committed to advancing the mission of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy through leadership philanthropic support of $10,000 and above.

To become a member of the Leadership Society, please make a gift of $10,000 or more to our annual fund, current programs, or endowment. The ATC will recognize your philanthropy on our website and in our publications, including the annual report and A.T. Journeys magazine.

Your gift will make an immediate impact and help advance our highest priorities, which include protecting a conserved and connected A.T. landscape, providing a world-class A.T. experience for current and future generations, and expanding the community of people who care about the A.T. and contribute to its stewardship.

Leadership Society members inspire others through their generosity and play a vital role in ensuring the ongoing protection and management of the Appalachian Trail. The support of this distinguished group is critical to the fulfillment of our mission.

To learn more, contact us at philanthropy@appalachiantrail.org.


Leadership Society Giving Levels

Katahdin Circle: Gifts of $5,000,000+
Bigelow Circle: Gifts of $1,000,000 – $4,999,999
Lafayette Circle: Gifts of $500,000 – $999,999
Greylock Circle: Gifts of $100,000 – $499,999
McAfee Circle: Gifts of $50,000 – $99,999
Roan Circle: Gifts of $25,000 – $49,999
Springer Circle: Gifts of $10,000 – $24,999

The giving level names are inspired by some of the highest peaks that A.T. hikers encounter as they make their way northbound from Georgia.

“Such are the outlooks—such are the opportunities—seen by a discerning spirit from the Appalachian skyline.” —Benton MacKaye