32nd Annual Benefit
Virtual and In-Person Events
We’re excited to announce our 32nd Annual Friends of Acadia Benefit on Aug. 14, 2021. Please save the date – we have some fun surprises in store.
Last year, we adapted to the challenges of Covid-19 by hosting our first-ever all virtual Benefit. Thanks to our amazing Benefit Committee and all of YOU – the virtual event was a resounding success. Thank you!
As we look forward, we’re optimistic that public health and safety conditions with respect to the pandemic will improve. Thus, we’re planning a mix of in-person (assuming health conditions allow) and virtual events.
Mark your calendars and save the dates.
More details to come.
Virtual 32nd Annual Friends of Acadia Benefit
Silent Auction, Live Auction, and Paddle Raise to benefit Acadia
If you have questions about the Annual Benefit or would like to donate to the silent or live auctions, call 207-288-3340 or visit
A highlight of every Benefit is the Paddle Raise. Proceeds from the 2020 Paddle Raise launched the Acadia Resilience Fund to help the park address challenges related to the pandemic and Benefit participants raised their paddles to support this initiative.
If you missed the 2020 Benefit and would still like to contribute to the “Acadia Resilience Fund,” please use this form to donate: https://friendsofacadia.org/2020paddleraise/
About the Friends of Acadia Annual Benefit
The Friends of Acadia Annual Benefit has become a wonderful tradition celebrating conservation, friendship, and philanthropy, all to benefit Acadia National Park. Since its inception in 1990, the Benefit has raised over $15 million for Acadia; providing critical funds to support new and ongoing programs in Acadia that engage youth, protect natural and cultural resources, and contribute to a quality visitor experience in the park.
Benefit Patrons help to underwrite the costs of the event.