Affinity Credit Card Now Available to Support the Appalachian Trail Conservancy

Date Published: Feb 05, 2015

Harpers Ferry, WV (Feb. 5, 2015) – UMB Bank has partnered with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) to offer an Affinity credit card, which will benefit the ATC financially in its mission to protect and maintain the Appalachian Trail (A.T.). Every time this card is used, a portion of the proceeds is allocated to the ATC in support of its many programs.

For each new account activated, the ATC will receive $50, and for each purchase made with the card, a percentage of sales will be allocated to the ATC. Funds received will benefit trail management and support, conservation work, community and youth engagement and educational initiatives.

“We are excited to offer this card to Appalachian Trail enthusiasts as a way to make a difference with your everyday purchases,” said Javier Folgar, director of Marketing and Communications for the ATC. “Now with every transaction you make, you can show your support of this famous long-distance hiking trail.”

Cardholders may personalize their credit card by choosing between a variety of iconic images of the A.T.

For more information about the program, or to apply for an ATC credit card, visit

About the Appalachian Trail Conservancy
The ATC was founded in 1925 by volunteers and federal officials working to build a continuous footpath along the Appalachian Mountains. A unit of the National Park Service, the A.T. ranges from Maine to Georgia and is approximately 2,185 miles in length. It is the longest hiking-only footpath in the world. The mission of the ATC is to preserve and manage the Appalachian Trail – ensuring that its vast natural beauty and priceless cultural heritage can be shared and enjoyed today, tomorrow, and for centuries to come. For more information, please visit

Contact: Javier Folgar                                                                     
Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Tel: 304.885.0481
Fax: 304.535.2667
Email: [email protected]

Leave a comment