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Friends of Acadia Annual Benefit

Join us for the 32nd Annual Benefit and Auction

With great appreciation to Chilton Trust Company, the Annual Benefit Presenting Sponsor for the eighth year, Friends of Acadia will be returning to a virtual online platform to host its Annual Benefit this year on Saturday, August 14, 2021 at 7:00 pm (ET). Led by FOA’s Benefit Committee and co-chairs Laura and Vassar Pierce, the newly designed Benefit will include a Live and Silent Auction, an exciting paddle raise, and special guest speakers. This event has always been a wonderful opportunity to bring our community together to celebrate the park and raise critical funds for conservation projects. We plan to continue those traditions to accomplish those goals and involve you in new and inclusive virtual activities!


Saturday, August 14, 2021, at 7:00 pm (ET)

Like last year, the silent auction will open bidding one week prior to the event on Friday, August 6 and through Saturday, August 14. The live program on August 14 will feature Christie’s auctioneer, Lydia Fenet.

Auction items include:

  • Garden tour and cocktails at Clove Brook Farm, home of Christopher Spitzmiller.
  • An afternoon sail, cocktails, and garden tour with Martha Stewart at Skylands.
  • Beautiful Dan Falt creations
  • And more!

To view our auction items in person, visit FOA’s Pop-Up Shop at 115 Main Street in Northeast Harbor opening late June through August.


Laura & Vassar Pierce, co-chairs of the Friends of Acadia Annual Benefit Auction.



Registration information will be posted soon.
There is no ticket cost this year!


If you are interested in hosting a Watch Party this year, we want to know! We are looking for new fun and interactive ways to connect with our audience during the event. For more information contact Marisa Marinelli at

Our FOA Benefit Watch party was a small gathering of FOA friends who shared great camaraderie by putting together a consortium around a LIVE auction item-success. Intimate, yet inclusive evening to support Acadia. – Anne Green, Chair, Board of Directors


Thank you again to all who contribute to the planning of this revised event. We are excited to kick-off another successful year! Should you have any questions on registration, auction items, or watch parties, please contact Marisa Marinelli, Senior Development Officers, Major Gifts and Events, at 207-288-3340 ext. 115 or

Thank you to our Benefit Patrons. Click here to review a list and learn more about the Patron Program.