When people join as ADK members, they have the option to associate with one of 27 ADK chapters found across New York and neighboring states. If they do so, part of their member dues go directly to that chapter. Each year, chapters determine which ADK programs they would like to support using these funds and then make investments that provide crucial support.
Last year, 24 chapters gave over $52,000 to support ADK programs and projects. This includes the Summit Stewardship Program, the Professional Trail Crew, Heart Lake Property maintenance, and more. This is an increase of $20,000 over 2018, when 20 chapters made gifts. Here are the four largest gifts made in 2019 and how they supported ADK: