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.

Thank you to all 2021 patrons who supported the Friends of Acadia 32nd Annual Benefit. After cancelling the Patron Preview Party last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we returned to an in-person outdoor Patron Party in 2021. Special thanks to Robert Stolar and Lesley Draper, who hosted the party at their beautiful shorefront home, Summerwind, in Northeast Harbor on Wednesday, August 11th.

32nd Annual Benefit Patrons

Our greatest appreciation to the Patrons of the Friends of Acadia Benefit. Their support makes our special event possible.


Charles Butt
Ruth Colket
Kate and Andrew Davis
Edith Dixon
Lesley Draper and Robert Stolar
The Honorable C. Boyden Gray
Lalage and Steven Rales
Maureen and Bill Stewart
Nonie and John Sullivan

Genie and Will Thorndike
Christopher Toomey
Melissa Butler Tuckerman and Oliver Tuckerman
Sandra Urie and Frank Herron
Julia Merck Utsch and Hans Utsch
Melissa and Reeve Waud
Kim and Finn Wentworth
Shelby White


Bill Atterbury
Julie Banzhaf-Stone and Steven Stone
Joanne Berwind
Jayme and Bryan Colket
Evon and Thomas Cooper
Donna and William Eacho
Heather Richards Evans
Leslie and Joseph Fogg
Carol and Paul Fremont-Smith
Anne and Jim Green
Laura and Bernard Hamilton
Margaret and Clay Hamner
Penelope and Lamont Harris

Elizabeth and Edward Johnson 3d
Sydie Lansing
Elizabeth and Arthur Martinez
Anna and Mark Maynard
Mary Morgan and David Callard
Louisa and William Newlin
Susan and Stephen Paneyko
Bambi Putnam
Diana Rowan Rockefeller
Martie and Edward Samek
Linda and Steuart Thomsen
Maud and Jeffrey Welles
Lynne Wheat and Thomas Peterffy


Barbara and Mark Amstutz
Marie and Gerald Berlin
Deedie and Michael Bouscaren
Ellie and Bill Buchanan
Mary Ann and Harry Charlston
Julie Christopher and Marge Connelly
Gail and Ham Clark
Hannah and Tim Clark
Malinda and Alan Crain
Gale and Shelby Davis
Eleanor and Tim Dorr
Joyce and Jim Draper
Aubin Dupree
Ben Emory
Ann and Brooks Fenno
Susan Fox and Gregory Melville
Rena and Spencer Fulweiler
Mark Gauthier and Arthur Keller
Amy and Phil Geier
Nora Gibson and William Hudson
Mazzie and Charlie Gogolak
Carol and Alexander Grant
Eleuthera and Temple Grassi
Deecy Gray and The Honorable Douglas Ginsburg
Emily Griset and Andrew M. Chin
Janie and J.B. Harrison
Winifred Hentschel and Philip Trackman
Beth Johnson and David Nixon
Laura and David Katona
Helen and Colin Keeler
Maggie and Jack Kelley
Lydia Kimball
Vicki and Norty Knox

Sandra and Mark Kryder
Julia Leisenring
Cynthia Livingston and Hank Schmelzer
Anne and Anthony Mazlish
Louise and Jim McCabe
Suzanne and Grant McCullagh
Lori and Brian McGrory
Kathleen and Duncan McIntyre
Ellanor and Russell Notides
Daria and R. Anderson Pew
Laura and Vassar Pierce
Kathie Pontone and Mitch Kolkin
Diana and Roland Reynolds
Katie and Tony Schaeffer
Audrey and Michael Schaus
Holly and Chris Shepherd
Jill and Sandy Spaulding
Diana Davis Spencer
Julia and George Strawbridge Jr.
Silvija Strikis and Miguel Browne
Charlotte and David Thibodeau
Mark Thierfelder
Bonnie and Jim Van Alen
Christiaan van Heerden
Robin and Paul Vermylen
Kathleen Vignos
Susan and Rod Ward
Ariane Wellin
Ann Marie and John Weston
Louise Hartwell White
Lynne Williams
Sydney and Jonathan Winthrop
Patricia Wright

* as of July 22, 2021