Annual Fund Societies

A gift to the Annual Fund supports the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC)’s core programs.  Your gift enables the ATC to manage stewardship responsibility for the Appalachian Trail footpath and its corridor.  Annual Fund supporters receive all the benefits of membership along with a complimentary copy of the Appalachian Trail calendar, recognition in A.T. Journeys magazine and in the ATC’s Annual Report.

For more information, contact Royce Gibson at 304.535.2200 ext. 122 or via email at rgibson@appalachiantrail.org.

BENTON MACKAYE SOCIETY

$500 - $999 annually 

Join TodayThe society is named for the visionary of the Appalachian Trail. Benton MacKaye was responsible for convening and organizing the first Appalachian Trail “conference” in Washington, D.C. in 1925. That gathering of hikers, foresters, and public officials embraced the goal of building the Trail. 

Benefits in the Benton MacKaye Society include:

  • Subscription to AT Journeys
  • Membership Card
  • Donor listed in the annual report
  • ATC Calendar
  • One additional gift membership
  • A seat at the Benton MacKaye Dinner
  • Benton MacKaye Lapel Pin


ARTHUR PERKINS SOCIETY

$1000 - $2,499 annually

Join TodayThe Society is named for the retired Connecticut judge who in the late 1920’s, along with Myron Avery, spearheaded the on the ground effort to make the Trail a reality.

Benefits in the Arthur Perkins Society include:

  • Subscription to AT Journeys
  • Membership Card
  • Donor listed in the annual report
  • ATC Calendar
  • Two additional gift memberships
  • Two seats at the Benton MacKaye Dinner
  • Arthur Perkins Society Lapel Pin
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TRAIL EXPLORERS SOCIETY

$2,500 - $4,999 annually 

Join Today The society is named for all those who wander but are not lost. Every year hundreds of individuals attempt to hike the Appalachian Trail and many accomplish that dream. Your contributions insure that the Trail is always waiting for the next dreamer.

Benefits in the Trail Explorers Society include:

  • Subscription to AT Journeys
  • Membership Card
  • Donor listed in the annual report
  • ATC Calendar
  • Three additional gift memberships
  • Three seats at the Benton MacKaye Dinner
  • Trail Explorers Lapel Pin

MYRON AVERY SOCIETY

$5000 - $9,999 annually 

Join TodayThe society is named for the longtime ATC Chairman and admiralty lawyer from Washington, D.C. Myron Avery in the late 1920’s and early 1930’s along with Arthur Perkins, spearheaded the on the ground effort to build the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine.

Benefits in the Myron Avery Society include:

  • Subscription to AT Journeys
  • Membership Card
  • Donor listed in the annual report
  • ATC Calendar
  • Four additional gift memberships
  • Four seats at the Benton MacKaye Dinner
  • Myron Avery Society Lapel Pin

LEADERSHIP CIRCLE

$10,000 - $24,999 annually 

Join TodayThe circle is named for the men and women who have taken a leadership role in building the A.T. and the ATC. These leadership gifts have had a dramatic effect on the health of the organization and the sustainability of our efforts on the Trail.

Benefits of the Leadership Circle include:

  • Subscription to AT Journeys
  • Membership Card
  • Donor listed in the annual report
  • ATC Calendar
  • Six additional gift memberships
  • Six seats at the Benton MacKaye Dinner
  • Leadership Circle Lapel Pin