Diana Davis Spencer & Abby Moffat
Diana Davis Spencer Foundation
Diana Davis Spencer, Executive Chairman of the Diana Davis Spencer Foundation, and Abby Moffat, Chief Executive Officer and President, have been long-time supporters of Friends of Acadia. In 2021, the Foundation played an outstanding leadership role by funding an accessibility assessment study that lays out findings and recommendations for improvements at 27 sites in Acadia ranging from the Bass Harbor Head Light to Wildwood Stables and the carriage roads.
Wildwood Stables is a particular interest area for the Foundation, which has also supported acquisition of an accessible carriage for public enjoyment of the carriage roads through tours reserved for a fee with park concessionaire Carriages of Acadia.
“There is a sense of exhilaration, being in a carriage with a pair of horses, meandering within Acadia’s parkland with its dense forests, mosses, ferns, and vistas. My late husband John, who had MS, relished sharing this experience with others. The Diana Davis Spencer Foundation is delighted to help make Acadia National Park accessible to more visitors, in a way that allows those with differing abilities to enjoy the park together.” Diana added, “We hope Acadia will become a model for other National Parks to emulate.”