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Senior Development Position

Senior Development Position

BAR HARBOR — Friends of Acadia is seeking applicants for the position of Senior Development Officer for Major Gifts and Events. This is an exciting opportunity for a full-time, detail oriented, self-motivated fundraising professional who believes in the mission of Friends of Acadia.

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Use Your RMD to Give Back to FOA

Use Your RMD to Give Back to FOA

In past years we have seen an increase in FOA members and donors using qualified charitable distributions from their IRA to support the mission of Friends of Acadia. If you are 72 years old* and have a traditional IRA, you usually are required to take a minimum distribution from your retirement fund. But as a part of the CARES Act of 2020, you are not required to take the distribution this year. (click headline for helpful IRS link and to read more)

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Giving Tuesday Challenge 2020

Giving Tuesday Challenge 2020

Last week, a generous donor offered to match $25,000 if we could raise an equal amount by #GivingTuesday—and thanks to you, we did it! More than 270 people with a shared love for Acadia National Park came together to helped us exceed our goal. Thanks to your contributions combined with the donor match, we raised more than $60,000. (read more)

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You DO Love Acadia!

You DO Love Acadia!

A generous group of park friends made an offer of an incredible gift of $20,000 to Friends of Acadia with the caveat that we raise a matching amount by end-of-day October 15. That’s exactly what we did with the help of many contributions and we reached our goal a day early! If you missed the E-challenge, but would still like to contribute …

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Acadia Sets Vehicle Reservations Test

Acadia Sets Vehicle Reservations Test

BAR HARBOR, MAINE — The National Park Service has developed a vehicle reservation system to reduce severe traffic and parking congestion so visitors can plan ahead and have a more enjoyable visit to Acadia National Park. As a pilot to prepare for the 2021 season, reservations will be required for vehicles to enter the Sand Beach Entrance and Cadillac Summit Road from October 1 to 18, 2020. Vehicle… Read more »

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