Thank you…
We’re so glad to be back in person!

The Annual Benefit and Auction, held August 13, 2022, was a night to come together to celebrate Acadia National Park and raise critical funds for conservation projects.

Thank you to everyone who attended and participated in our 33rd Annual Benefit! It was fabulous to be back in person under the tent at the Asticou Inn after a two-year hiatus. The energy on Saturday was palpable (yes, there was dancing!), and it was wonderful to see so many people celebrating and supporting our beloved Acadia National Park. From our veteran friends to so many new, young people, the party was a true celebration of a park that gives so much to so many.

We are equally grateful to those who donated, bid on, and won silent auction items. Both the live auction event and the silent auction are now complete. Thank you to all who participated, whether in-person or online. The proceeds from both the live and the silent auctions benefit key conservation work in Acadia and help preserve and protect our park now and for future generations. THANK YOU!

Paddle Raise

Good news: You can still help combat climate change!

The 2022 Paddle Raises for Wild Acadia 2.0 is still open. If you didn’t get a chance to raise your paddle in person at the event on Saturday night, or you are interested in giving a little extra to help us meet our goal, we’re still accepting online donations.

As Acadia National Park Superintendent Kevin Schneider has said, there is no more pressing issue for the park today than climate change. The impacts of a changing climate are happening right now (remember the monster storm on June 9th last year that washed out carriage roads and closed Maple Spring Trail?). We’re seeing bigger and more intense storms, warmer temperatures, longer growing seasons, rising sea levels, and more. Acting now gives us the best chance at preserving the park we all love so deeply.

Please click below to donate in support of our Wild Acadia 2.0 work in partnership with the park. Every contribution helps strengthen the long-term resiliency of the park–now and for future generations.

Paddle Raise for Wild Acadia

Acadia is changing. So are we. Your gift to the Wild Acadia 2.0 Paddle Raise will help Friends of Acadia contribute to the long-term resiliency of park ecosystems.

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Thank you!

A very special thanks to the 2022 Honorary Host and Benefit Host Committees, our Benefit Patrons, and Chilton Trust—our presenting sponsor for nine years in a row. We could not have had such a successful in-person event without all of our event sponsors. From all of us at Friends of Acadia, we thank you.

Honorary Host Committee: Gail Clark, Donna Eacho, Lydia Kimball, Lynne Wheat

Benefit Host Committee: Bob Bell, Katie & Hamilton Clark, Lesley Draper & Bob Stolar, Aubin Dupree, Anne & Jim Green, Laura & Dave Katona, and Kathleen & Duncan McIntyre.

Vassar Pierce, Co-Chair of the 32nd Annual Benefit

The FOA and Acadia partnership is often at the vanguard of movements throughout the National Park Service. I am proud to support this endeavor not only to make an important difference for Acadia, but also to serve as a model to other National Parks and their Friends Groups on how to green parks throughout the country. This effort, and efforts replicated throughout the country will have a lasting local and global impact.

Anne Green, former Chair, Board of Directors

Last year 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