34th Annual Benefit Patrons

The Patron Program is a vital source of funding for Friends of Acadia’s conservation work in Acadia, from trails and carriage roads, to youth programs and resiliency to climate change. The Patron Party is our way to thank this wonderful group of donors and build momentum for the Annual Benefit’s Live Auction, Silent Auction, and Paddle Raise.

Our greatest appreciation to the Patrons of Friends of Acadia’s 2023 Annual Benefit. Their support made our special event possible.

A special thanks to Melissa and Reeve Waud for hosting the 2023 Patron Preview Party.


Benefactor's Circle

Charles Butt
Ruth Colket
Evon and Thomas Cooper
Kate and Andrew Davis
Edith Dixon
Lesley Draper and Bob Stolar
Elizabeth Johnson
Anna Maynard
Wendy O’Neill

Lalage and Steven Rales
Maureen and William Stewart
Christopher Toomey
Julia Merck Utsch and Hans Utsch
Melissa and Reeve Waud
Lynne Wheat and Thomas Peterffy
Shelby White
Diana Wister

Benefit Sponsors

Julie Banzhaf-Stone and Steven Stone
Leslie and Joseph Fogg
Amy and Phil Geier
Anne and Jim Green
Laura and Berno Hamilton
Margaret and Clay Hamner
Tim Harrington
Laura Clark Katona and David Katona
Sydie Lansing
Nora and Robert Leary
Elizabeth and Arthur Martinez
Suzanne and Grant McCullagh
Kathleen and Duncan McIntyre
Tracy and Joe Merrill

Mary Morgan and David Callard
Louisa and William Newlin
Susan and Stephen Paneyko
Diana and Roland Reynolds
Martie and Edward Samek
Katie and Tony Schaeffer
Nonie and John Sullivan
Genie and Will Thorndike
Mary and Tracy Vargo
Kate and Brad Vogt
Veronica and Gordon Ward
Kim and Finn Wentworth
Dick Wolf
Wendy Wood

Benefit Friends

Almyne and Bill Atterbury
Bob Bell
Marie and Gerald Berlin
Melissa and Perot Bissell
Nancy and Duncan Burke
Gail and Ham Clark
Hannah and Tim Clark
Malinda Crain
Gale and Shelby Davis
Sydney Davis
Kevin Dilallo and Gavin Authier
Eleanor and Tim Dorr
Joyce and Jim Draper
Aubin Dupree
Sunny Dupree
Donna and William Eacho
Heather Richards Evans
Ann and Brooks Fenno
Susan Fox and Gregory Melville
Emily Frick
Rena and Spencer Fulweiler
Nora Gibson and William Hudson
Mazzie and Charlie Gogolak
Carol and Alexander Grant
Deecy Gray and The Honorable Douglas Ginsburg
Janie and J.B. Harrison
Louise Hartwell
Winifred Hentschel and Philip Trackman
Jill Hinckley and Sandy Spaulding
Yardly and Scott Jenkins
Beth Johnson and David Nixon
Richard Jones
Cathy and Paul Kalenian
Helen and Colin Keeler
Elisabeth and Conor Kehoe
Mark Gauthier and Arthur Keller

* As of 7/14/2023

Maggie and Jack Kelley
Lydia Kimball
Susan and John Klein
Vicki and Norty Knox
Sandra and Mark Kryder
Linda and Philip Lader
Julia Leisenring
Susana and Joshua Liebow
Story Litchfield
Rodman Lucas
Maryanne Mattson
Louise and Jim McCabe
Fran and John Melone
A. Fenner Milton
Ellanor and Russell Notides
Karen and William O’Brien
Beverly and Peter Orthwein
Malcolm Peabody
Laura and Vassar Pierce
Polly Pierce
Anne and Bruce Pomeroy
Kathie Pontone and Mitch Kolkin
Hadley and Alexander Powell
Diana Rowan Rockefeller
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Shepherd
Martha Stewart
Charlotte and David Thibodeau
Courtney and Mark Thierfelder
Karin Tilberg and Ben Emory
Sandra Urie and Frank Herron
Bonnie and Jim Van Alen
Christiaan van Heerden
Robin and Paul Vermylen
Kathleen Vignos
Ann Marie and John Weston
Heather and Fifield Whitman
Sydney and Jonathan Winthrop