Annual Benefit Tickets Available

30th Annual Benefit
Saturday, August 10, 2019Asticou Inn
Northeast Harbor, Maine

The Patron Program for the 30th Annual Benefit is now underway.

Special thanks to our Benefit Chair, Lydia Kimball, and our Host Committee for their leadership.

Key Dates for the 30th Annual Benefit:

March 1 – Patron Program begins

May 6 – Benefit Invitations mailed and Individual and Young Friend tickets available online and by mail

August 2 – Benefit Catalog mailed to expected guests

August 7 – Patron Preview Party hosted by Maureen and Bill Stewart in Northeast Harbor

August 10 – Annual Benefit at the Asticou Inn in Northeast Harbor

If you have any questions about the Benefit or would like to contribute an item to the silent or live auctions, 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 $13.5 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.

The event begins with a cocktail hour and Silent Auction at 6:00 p.m., transitions to dinner and Live Auction with Christie’s Auctioneer Lydia Fenet at 7:30 p.m., and culminates 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.  In 2018, 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.