News

Use Your RMD to Give Back to FOA

In past years we have seen an increase in FOA members and donors using qualified charitable distributions from their IRA to support the mission of Friends of Acadia. If you are 72 years old* and have a traditional IRA, you usually are required to take a minimum distribution from your retirement fund. But as a part of the CARES Act of 2020, you are not required to take the distribution this year. (click headline for helpful IRS link and to read more)
December 28, 2020

Raffle for Wall Hanging to Benefit FOA

The wall hanging will be raffled off on December 6. Raffle tickets are $10 per entry, and all proceeds will directly benefit Friends of Acadia’s work in Acadia National Park.
December 4, 2020

Giving Tuesday Challenge 2020

Last week, a generous donor offered to match $25,000 if we could raise an equal amount by #GivingTuesday—and thanks to you, we did it! More than 270 people with a shared love for Acadia National Park came together to helped us exceed our goal. Thanks to your contributions combined with the donor match, we raised more than $60,000. (read more)
December 2, 2020

Updates

Carriage Roads Update

#SkiAcadia Update (1/19): The conditions for skiing are no longer even adequate, as the weather has been warm and wet this past week. Please check our website and Facebook page after snow storms for up-to-date grooming reports. Happy trails!

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