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Summary

Mission StatementMORE »

The Appalachian Mountain Club promotes the protection, enjoyment and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters, and trails of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. We believe these resources have intrinsic worth and also provide recreational opportunities, spiritual renewal, and ecological and economic health for the region. Because successful conservation depends on active engagement with the outdoors, we encourage people to experience, learn about, appreciate, and understand the natural world.

Mission Statement

The Appalachian Mountain Club promotes the protection, enjoyment and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters, and trails of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. We believe these resources have intrinsic worth and also provide recreational opportunities, spiritual renewal, and ecological and economic health for the region. Because successful conservation depends on active engagement with the outdoors, we encourage people to experience, learn about, appreciate, and understand the natural world.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2017 to Dec 31, 2017
Projected Income $29,606,000.00
Projected Expense $29,606,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Conservation
  • Maine Woods Initiative
  • Outdoor Leadership and Learning
  • Outdoor Recreation

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

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Overview

Mission Statement

The Appalachian Mountain Club promotes the protection, enjoyment and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters, and trails of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. We believe these resources have intrinsic worth and also provide recreational opportunities, spiritual renewal, and ecological and economic health for the region. Because successful conservation depends on active engagement with the outdoors, we encourage people to experience, learn about, appreciate, and understand the natural world.

Background Statement

The Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) is America’s oldest conservation and recreation organization. Founded in Boston in 1876 by Harvard University astronomer Edward Pickering and a group of outdoor enthusiasts, AMC initially focused on building hiking trails and its first high mountain hut in the White Mountains of New Hampshire in the late 1800s. It then launched its publishing operations with the first edition of the historic AMC White Mountain Guide in 1907 (still in print today) and took the lead in conservation advocacy efforts. In the early 20th century, AMC established a research division, a mountain leadership training school and a variety of youth education programs, a trail system as well as recreational facilities network that includes lodges, cabins, huts, campsites and shelters throughout the Northeast, and 12 volunteer chapters that today engage thousands of individuals from Washington, D.C. to Maine. Through its chapters, volunteers, and staff, AMC sponsors a wide range of activities, including education, research, and trail stewardship, backcountry lodging facilities, volunteer projects, public service programs, and outdoor publications.


Today, AMC engages more than 200,000 constituents, including members, advocates, and supporters; 16,000 volunteers; and over 250 full-time, part-time and seasonal staff.

Our 12 volunteer chapters reach from Maine to Washington D.C.

Each year we offer over 8,000 trips, ranging from local chapter activities to major international excursions, for all ability levels and outdoor interest. Activities include hiking, climbing, paddling, snowshoeing, and skiing.

AMC teaches people the skills to be safe outdoors and care for the natural world around us, through programs for children, teens and adults, as well as outdoor leadership training.

AMC advocates for land and riverway conservation, monitors air quality and climate change, and works to protect alpine and forest ecosystems throughout the Northern Forest and Mid-Atlantic Highlands regions.

We maintain over 1,800 miles of trails throughout the Northeast, including nearly 350 miles of the Appalachian Trail in five states.


Impact Statement

AMC’s current goals and objectives are summarized in Vision 2020, the strategic plan guiding our efforts through the year 2020:

1.      Expanding the Size, Breadth, and Strength of the AMC Community

2.      Getting Kids Outdoors

3.      Leading Regional Conservation Action

4.      Realizing the Larger Opportunity in Maine’s 100-Mile Wilderness region through AMC’s Maine Woods Initiative

5.      Advancing Excellence in Outdoor Recreation and Leadership Training

In 2015, our progress toward achieving these goals included:

·         Engaging 200,000 constituents, including members, advocates, and supporters;

·         Enabling 87,036 kids to experience the outdoors through AMC programs and destinations;

·         Leading regional conservation action by maintaining 1,817 miles of trails, contributing 39,303 volunteer trail hours with the help of 1,493 volunteers;

·         Realizing the larger opportunity in the Maine Woods by permanently protecting over 75,000 acres (as of late 2016), with over 80 miles of trails open for hiking and skiing;

·         Advancing excellence in outdoor recreation and leadership training by training 1,405 new leaders, hosting 8,000 volunteer-led activities, and accommodating 178,464 guest overnight experiences at our over 50 lodging destinations (including lodges, huts, shelters, camps, and cabins).


Needs Statement

AMC’s most pressing needs are:

To reach our Annual Fund unrestricted support goal each year to help ensure the organization’s ongoing stability.

To advance our Leadership Giving Initiative, a $24.25M campaign that focuses on twelve priority projects within three areas, including: Building and Strengthening Our White Mountain Legacy; Extending Our Reach in Maine, New York, and Beyond; and Developing the Next Generation of Outdoor Leaders.

To continue to build our membership and volunteer base so that we may reach and include a broader, more diverse audience of all ages and backgrounds in all of our mission-driven programs and activities throughout the Northeast.


CEO Statement

See "2015 Annual Report,": http://www.outdoors.org/pdf/upload/2015-Annual-Report-PDF.pdf

Board Chair Statement

It is a pleasure to report that 2015 was another year with strong results and financial performance across AMC. Team effort has again allowed AMC to succeed in so many areas, reflecting the many thousands of volunteers, members, supporters, staff, and partners who collectively advance the AMC mission. We thank you all. Highlights from 2015 include:

- Operating revenues and funding sources for all of AMC’s staff-, volunteer-, and chapter-managed activities reached a record high of more than $26 million, up more than $1 million over 2014.

- Outstanding performance in the Annual Fund, for which $3.2 million was raised. Concurrently, AMC’s membership grew by almost 3 percent, with revenues of $3.1 million.

- Occupancy for AMC’s huts, lodges, volunteer-managed camps and cabins, and remote campsites reached historic highs for a third consecutive year, generating close to $10 million in revenue.

- AMC’s endowment, which ended the year at $58 million, provided $2.5 million in operating support to AMC’s mission. While investment returns were slightly negative, at -1.8 percent due to challenging markets worldwide, they compared favorably with the 2015 performance of similar endowments.

- The Leadership Giving Imitative has made strong progress towards its $24 million fundraising goal. In 2015, we began deploying those resources, breaking ground on construction projects at Harriman Outdoor Center in New York and Medawisla Lodge in Cabins in Maine, while also making seed investments in other strategic program areas, including expanding the trail network on AMC’s conservation and recreation land in Maine.

- AMC expended $4.7 million for capital projects in 2015. Of particular note was January’s $2.2 million acquisition of more than 4,000 acres of forestland surrounding Baker Mountain – part of our Maine Woods Initiative and substantially funded by new donors.

- We completed our third New Market Tax Credit financing to support our economic investment in the Maine Woods and surrounding communities. The net benefit of approximately $2 million to AMC from this transaction will support the construction of the Medawisla Lodge and Cabins, as well as the further development of trails, infrastructure, and youth programming in Piscataquis County.

AMC continues its tradition of careful, prudent, and conservative financial management. The 2015 financial year closed with a surplus from operations of $300,000, approximately 1% of our operating budget. This amount has been allocated to reserve funds, which will be distributed by our Board of Directors to support key projects and initiatives.

Financial progress on all fronts enabled us to sustain and strengthen program support in all areas of AMC’s mission, and as you’ll read in the pages that follow, much progress has been made toward achieving our Vision 2020 goals.

It is the support of all of you – tens of thousands of AMC members, volunteers, advocates, and supporters, as well as the collaboration of our many partner organizations – that has enabled the Appalachian Mountain Club to build an important set of assets we will deploy in pursuit of our mission: monetary, organizational, strategic, and human. You have our ongoing commitment that we will manage these resources responsibly in the coming years to advance AMC’s mission and to build a stronger organization for the future.

- Cliff Krass, Treasurer.

 


Geographic Area Served

Berkshires Region
Central Massachusetts Region
Greater Boston Region-All Neighborhoods
Metrowest Region
Northeast Massachusetts Region
Southeast Massachusetts Region
Pioneer Valley Region

AMC promotes the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forest, waters, and trails of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Our chapters reach from Maine to Washington, D.C.

Organization Categories

  1. Environment - Natural Resources Conservation & Protection
  2. Recreation & Sports - Recreational Clubs
  3. Environment - Environmental Education

Independent research has been conducted on this organization's theory of change or on the effectiveness of this organization's program(s)

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Programs

Conservation

 

We protect the mountains, forest, waters, and trails of the Northeast through hands-on stewardship, public policy advocacy, and scientific research.

Land Conservation

AMC advocates for land conservation funding on behalf of critical projects in the Northern Forest and Mid-Atlantic Highlands regions. Working with coalition partners and local communities, we build grassroots support for priority conservation projects. We use science-based conservation mapping to pinpoint priority land protection areas and are leaders in protecting alpine ecosystems. Our volunteer Alpine Stewards educate hikers on ways to care for fragile alpine areas. Through its Maine Woods Initiative, AMC is putting its principles into practice through direct ownership of over 75,000 acres of land in Maine’s 100-Mile Wilderness region.

Trail Protection and Stewardship

AMC volunteers and professional trail crews maintain more than 1,800 miles of trails in our region. Staff and volunteers also maintain the Appalachian Trail in five states. In the Mid-Atlantic, we have launched a 100-mile Pennsylvania Highlands Trail Network project. We work with other conservation partners to protect trailheads, trail corridors, and riverways.

Air Quality, Energy, and Climate Change

AMC monitors air quality in the White Mountains and conducts research on the impacts of ozone, haze, and acid rain. We provide our members and guests with hands-on opportunities to assist with this research through our Mountain Watch “citizen-scientist” program. AMC conducts ongoing research on the impact of climate change on alpine areas, advocates for energy conservation and use of alternative energy, and promotes energy project siting policies that balance energy and ecological needs.

Conservation Action Network (CAN)

AMC maintains an electronic network of 23,500 activists interested in conservation issues throughout the Northeast. CAN members receive regular alerts on critical conservation issues and ways to get involved.

 

Budget  $1,707,000.00
Category  Environment, General/Other Land Conservation
Population Served General/Unspecified
Program Short-Term Success  See above.
Program Long-Term Success 

This program corresponds to the third pillar of Vision 2020, Leading Regional Conservation Action. Markers of success include:

·         Protecting and maintaining 2,500 miles of trail.

·         Working with partners to protect an additional 2 million acres from development.

·         Expanding AMC’s capacity to offer professional trails assistance to other organizations.

·         Expanding teen trail crew opportunities and developing a regional Youth Conservation Corps.

·         Growing our river and waterway expertise and involvement.

·         Catalyzing growth, stewardship, and use of close-to-home trails like the Bay Circuit Trail and Greenway and New England National Scenic Trail in Massachusetts and the Pennsylvania Highlands Trail Network (PHTN).

·         Increasing the number and impact of conservation advocates.

·         Educating and motivating members, guests, and other outdoors people on ways to reduce their recreation-driven carbon footprint.

Program Success Monitored By  --
Examples of Program Success 

In 2016, AMC maintained 1,817 miles of trails, contributed 39,303 volunteer trail hours, and protected over 396,710 acres of land working with partners. AMC and partners applauded the 114th Congress’s passage of the Delaware River Basin Conservation Act and continues to advocate for the reauthorization and full funding of the Land & Water Conservation Funding.  AMC additionally continued its involvement in Northern Pass Transmission adjudication.  


Maine Woods Initiative

The Maine Woods Initiative is AMC's strategy for land conservation in the 100-Mile Wilderness region. The Initiative combines outdoor recreation, resource protection, sustainable forestry, and community partnerships.

 
AMC is creating a protected corridor stretching through the 100-Mile Wilderness region. AMC has purchased and permanently protected 75,000 acres of forestland in the region. 

AMC is building a connected network of full-service, 4-season sporting camps for hiking, paddling, fly-fishing, snowshoeing, and skiing, offering meals and private cabins, connected by over 80 miles of trails that traverse permanently protected forestland.  

AMC has developed a long-term, sustainable timber management plan.
 
AMC works closely with Piscataquis County communities to support their vision for bringing more nature-based tourism to the region.
 
AMC's Maine Woods Community Youth and Environment project provides outdoor experiences to every K-12 student in the county.
Budget  $1,288,000.00
Category  Environment, General/Other
Population Served Families
Program Short-Term Success  See above.
Program Long-Term Success 

This program corresponds to the fourth pillar of Vision 2020, Realizing the Larger Opportunity in Maine’s 100-Mile Wilderness. Markers of success include:

  • Promoting the 100-Mile Wilderness region as a world-class destination for outdoor recreation.
  • Expanding recreational opportunities through additional trails and backcountry camping options.
  • Building a broad coalition in support of outdoor recreation, environmental education and conservation in Maine.
  • Creating a new replicable model for landscape-scale conservation, backcountry recreation, public access, and economic sustainability.
  • Protecting 800,000 additional acres, primarily through partnerships.
  • Strengthening our sustainable forestry program as a regional model for balancing recreation and forestry.
Greatly expand the role and capacity of AMC’s Maine Chapter in the Maine Woods Initiative and Maine conservation and recreation leadership overall.
Program Success Monitored By  --
Examples of Program Success 
As of late 2016 2015, AMC had permanently protected over 75,000 acres in the Maine Woods, with 80 miles of trails open for hiking and skiing. Thanks to the support of the family of Malcolm Hecht, Jr., AMC has continued the Maine Woods Community Youth and Environment Project to get Piscataquis County youth outdoors.
In collaboration with other business and community partners, AMC has continued to coordinate the launch of the annual Great Maine Outdoor Weekend series (two per year) since 2012. Now, over 20,000 Mainers annually get outside through over 200 events per weekend. 
 
AMC has completed multiple major stream restoration projects over the past few years, restoring and enhancing native brook trout habitat.

Outdoor Leadership and Learning

 

People of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds participate in our outdoor and environmental education programs.

Youth Programs

We work with over 80,000 young people each year. We teach outdoor skills and build awareness of conservation issues through AMC lodges and huts, and our residential and backcountry Teen Wilderness Adventures, and A Mountain Classroom school programs. Our Youth Opportunities Program serves urban and at-risk youth in the Boston and New York City areas by training leaders in youth agencies. Additionally, our Outdoors Rx program currently engages thousands of underserved youth and families from the communities of Waltham, Framingham, Chelsea, Revere, Dorchester, Roxbury and Mattapan and represents a close collaboration with our health care partners, as well as partner organizations in the communities served.

Adult Programs

We offer a variety of outdoor skills and natural history programs through our chapters and destinations-based Outdoor Explorations program, ranging from basic backpacking and snowshoeing skills to navigation and wilderness first aid.

Leadership Training

For volunteers and professionals looking to lead groups in the backcountry, we offer our five-day Mountain Leadership School. We also train outdoor leaders on Leave No Trace principles through our Master Educator courses.

Online Resources

AMC offers a variety of outdoor education materials on its website, and recently launched an online community for parents in the Boston and New York City areas (kids.outdoors.org).

 

Budget  $3,371,000.00
Category  Environment, General/Other Environmental Education
Population Served Adults Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) At-Risk Populations
Program Short-Term Success  See above.
Program Long-Term Success 

This program corresponds to the second and fifth pillars of Vision 2020, Getting Kids Outdoors and Advancing Excellence in Outdoor Recreation and Leadership Training. Success markers include:

Expanding AMC’s Youth Opportunities Program for urban and at-risk youth at existing and new locations.

Increasing the use of AMC destinations close to urban areas, such as Ponkapoag Camp, Noble View Outdoor Center, and the Mohican Outdoor Center as launching pads for outdoor experiences.

Expanding hut and lodge based programs and amenities for families, schools and youth groups.

Advocating for local, state, and national policy in support of getting youth outside.

Launching Kids Outdoors, a free online resource for families in the Boston, New York, and Philadelphia metro areas.

Creating a new AMC Center for Outdoor Leadership as a focal point for leadership and skills training.

Providing a broad range of activities and outdoor skills programs for families, adults, and teens.

Program Success Monitored By  --
Examples of Program Success 

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In 2015, 87,036 kids experienced the outdoors through AMC programs and destinations. AMC’s outdoor program for urban youth, the Youth Opportunities Program, served a record 37,000 youth in the Boston and New York metro areas. With the support of the Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund, AMC continued the impact of its A Mountain Classroom program into northern New Hampshire schools, reaching 1,593 Coos County students in 2016. AMC is also proud of the Outdoors with Kids book series, and Kids Outdoors online community (kids.outdoors.org) for Boston, New York City, and Philadelphia as a free resource for parents. AMC also trained 1,405 new leaders, hosted 8,000 volunteer-led activities, and accommodated 178,000 guest overnight experiences at our lodges, huts, shelters, camps, and cabins.


Outdoor Recreation

Our members get out, get active, and have fun outdoors hiking, biking, climbing, canoeing, kayaking, fly fishing, skiing, and snowshoeing. Our goal is to promote safe and environmentally responsible outdoor recreation.

Chapter Activities

Our 12 chapters offer a wide range of local activities and workshops, as well as the opportunity to be part of a vibrant social and volunteer community.

Destinations

AMC lodges and huts, from Maine to New Jersey, serve as outdoor recreation and environmental education centers, offering friendly staff, family-style meals, and organized activities.

Guided Activities

Our staff naturalists and educators offer both walk-on programs and multi-day trips based out of our destinations in Maine, New Hampshire, and New Jersey. We can also arrange custom adventures for any interest or skill level.

Volunteer Managed Camps and Cabins

Our volunteers maintain a variety of seasonal full-service and self-service destinations, including summer family traditions like Echo Lake, Three Mile Island, and Cold River camps.

Adventure Travel

We offer volunteer-led adventure travel throughout North America and worldwide.

Books, Maps, and Online Resources

We publish maps and hiking and paddling guides to help people plan their own adventures.

Our website includes trip ideas, gear lists, and weather and safety information.
Budget  $8,377,000.00
Category  Environment, General/Other
Population Served Adults Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Families
Program Short-Term Success 
 See above.
Program Long-Term Success 

This program corresponds to the first pillar of Vision 2020, Expanding the Size, Breadth, and Strength of the AMC Community. Markers of success include:

  • Growing our membership to 100,000.
  • Developing partnerships that broaden our diversity and reflect our region.
  • Attracting more young adults to AMC, with a particular focus on college outing clubs.
  • Building communities online that reach new audiences, leverage AMC’s expertise, and encourage online constituents to form a deeper relationship with the AMC and the outdoors.
Program Success Monitored By  --
Examples of Program Success 

In 2012, AMC engaged 150,000 constituents, including members, advocates, and supporters. AMC membership reached its highest level since 2004, and AMC launched its Young Members Initiative, including outreach to and leadership training for college outing clubs, and increased support for Young Member chapter committees.


CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Management


CEO/Executive Director Mr. John D Judge
CEO Term Start Jan 2012
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience

A respected nonprofit and government leader, John D. Judge has served in executive and senior development, finance, and marketing roles. He is credited with transforming a financially troubled Greater Boston chapter of Habitat for Humanity into a top-performing urban affiliate. Most recently, Judge served as chief development officer for the city of Springfield, Mass., where he oversaw projects with a collective value of hundreds of millions of dollars and set the city on a path of sustainable development. Judge founded and led Judge Co. LLC, focused on inner-city real estate development and construction.

An active community volunteer, Judge serves on the advisory committee of Northeastern University's School of Public Policy & Urban Affairs and formerly served on the Board of Directors of the Springfield Technical Community College Foundation. He also served as state chair of the Massachusetts Commission on Community Service and Volunteerism from 2001 to 2004.

Judge holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Stonehill College and a Master's of Public Administration from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. He lives in Boston.

Co-CEO --
Co-CEO Term Start --
Co-CEO Email --
Co-CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
Mr. Andrew J. Falender Jan 1989 Jan 2012

Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Susan Arnold Vice President for Conservation --
Stefanie Brochu Vice President, Outdoor Learning and Leadership --
Paul Cunha Vice President for Outdoor Program Centers --
Bruce Glabe Vice President for Operations and Chief Financial Officer --
Walter Graff Vice President --
Mr. Chuck Johnston CFO --

Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
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Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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Member of state association of nonprofits? No
Name of state association --

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

The Appalachian Mountain Club is proud to collaborate with many state, regional, national, and nongovernmental organizations. For example, we currently partner with the Appalachian Trail, National Parks Service, White Mountain National Forest, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, and the Nature Conservancy, among others.

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 173
Number of Part Time Staff 4
Number of Volunteers 16,000
Number of Contract Staff 81
Staff Retention Rate % --

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 0
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 258
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 0
Male: 0
Not Specified 258

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 10
Management Succession Plan Yes
Business Continuity of Operations Plan --
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy --
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes
State Registration --

Risk Management Provisions

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Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually

Governance


Board Chair Mr. Rol Fessenden
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired
Board Chair Term Jan 2016 - Dec 2017
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Ms. Janet Ainsworth Attorney, State of Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection Voting
Ms. Yvette Austin Smith The Brattle Group Voting
Mr. Ed Belove Private investor Voting
Mr. Peter Bergh Prince Communications Voting
Mr. Thomas Eagan Partridge Snow and Hahn LLP Voting
Ms. Elizabeth Ehrenfeld Southern Maine Community College Voting
Mr. Michael Feldberg Allen & Overy LLP Voting
Mr. Moses Feldman Aeromed, Inc. Voting
Mr. Rol Fessenden Retired Voting
Ms. Sharon Foster Hewlett Packard Voting
Mr. Rob Hecht Results for Development Institute Voting
Ms. Jody Inglis Parsons Brinckerhoff Voting
Mr. John D. Judge Appalachian Mountain Club Exofficio
Mr. Cliff Krauss Eaton Vance Voting
Ms. Ann Lesk Fried, Frank, Harris, Schriver & Jacobson LLP Voting
Mr. Scott Livingston Horst Engineering --
Mr. P. Andrew McLane TA Associates --
Mr. John Mullens Retired --
Ms. Elizabeth Munro Self-employed Voting
Ms. Diane Nordin Fixed Income, Wellington Voting
Mr. Imari Paris-Jeffries Boston Rising Voting
Mr. Dana Pope The Dolben Company Voting
Mr. Steve Rushmore Jr. HVS Global Hospitality Services Voting
Mr Stephen Smith L.L. Bean Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Advisory Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 22
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 8
Male: 16
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % --
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions --
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes

Standing Committees

  • --
  • Audit
  • Compensation
  • Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
  • Education
  • Finance
  • Investment
  • Nominating

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Total Revenue $29,784,613 $34,508,942 $30,489,630
Total Expenses $28,732,189 $26,234,104 $24,739,507

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions $10,163,293 $6,652,786 $4,450,743
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue $17,359,102 $17,122,162 $14,573,179
Investment Income, Net of Losses $-861,898 $4,615,079 $8,374,868
Membership Dues $3,124,116 $3,094,088 $3,090,840
Special Events -- -- --
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other -- $3,024,827 --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Program Expense $22,989,534 $21,846,028 $20,356,939
Administration Expense $4,162,576 $2,781,418 $2,892,779
Fundraising Expense $1,580,079 $1,606,658 $1,489,789
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.04 1.32 1.23
Program Expense/Total Expenses 80% 83% 82%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 16% 24% 33%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Total Assets $131,121,759 $117,447,265 $123,138,626
Current Assets $26,345,352 $11,248,965 $7,583,700
Long-Term Liabilities $0 $0 $15,047,463
Current Liabilities $16,644,894 $4,022,824 $2,941,560
Total Net Assets $114,476,865 $113,424,441 $105,149,603

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
1st (Source and Amount) -- --
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2nd (Source and Amount) -- --
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3rd (Source and Amount) -- --
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Financial Planning

Endowment Value $58,000,000.00
Spending Policy Percentage
Percentage(If selected) 4.5%
Credit Line Yes
Reserve Fund Yes
How many months does reserve cover? --

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Capital Campaign Purpose In 2015, AMC launched a $24.25 million "Leading in the Outdoors in the 21st Century" Leadership Giving Initiative (LGI) that focuses on 12 priority projects (including a mix of capital and program expansion projects). The 13 projects are grouped into three categories: Build and Strengthen our White Mountain Legacy; Extend Our Reach in Maine, New York and Beyond; and Develop the Next Generation of Outdoor Leaders.
Campaign Goal $24,250,000.00
Capital Campaign Dates Oct 2014 - Dec 2018
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount $17,177,000.00
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 1.58 2.80 2.58

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 12%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

The financial summary data in the charts and graphs above is per the organization's audited financials.  The breakout of contributions from foundations, corporations and government sources was provided by the nonprofit for fiscal year 2012.   Contributions from foundations and corporations are listed under individuals when the breakout was not available.
 
Please note, the Other revenue category for 2014 reflects debt forgiveness. 
 
Per the organization - In 2011 we wound down a financing package related to our Maine Woods Initiative. The Maine Woods Initiative involved the purchase of 100,000 acres of forest in Northern Maine. This permanently protected land is now providing sustainable outdoor recreation opportunities, nature based tourism, and outdoor education for the area. Related to our financials, the wind down of certain financing packages resulted in several one-time items including $4,072,962 in debt forgiveness, labeled as Other in the Revenue Sources section above, and a $2,500,000 Reduction in Land Carrying Value, labeled as Payments to Affiliates in the Expense Allocations section.

Documents


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