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Friends of Acadia Annual Benefit

30th Annual Benefit
Saturday, August 10, 2019

Asticou Inn
Northeast Harbor, Maine

Thanks to all of you last year’s Annual Benefit was a fabulous success!

Special thanks to our Host Committee: Gail Clark, Lydia Kimball, Elizabeth Mills, Laura Pierce, and Lynne Wheat.

If you have any auction ideas or would like additional information about this event, please contact Shawn Keeley 207-288-3340,

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 $13 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.

Benefits begin with a cocktail hour and Live and Silent Auction at 6:30 p.m., transition to dinner and Live Auction with Christie’s Auctioneer Lydia Fenet at 7:30 p.m., and culminate in dancing to the Jon Bates Band.

Benefit Patrons who help to underwrite the costs of the event are invited to the Patron Preview Party, hosted the Wednesday evening prior to the event.

Patron contributions can be made here.

A highlight of every Benefit is the Paddle Raise.  Last year, more than 70 donors raised their paddles to collectively contribute over $300,000 to support the park’s acquisition and restoration of the Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse.