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Become a Sponsor


C-HEARTS is a grassroots effort working to sustain and increase the inclusion of contemplative practices in higher education. Sponsorships make it possible for us to continue this important work and to reduce the costs for graduate/professional/undergraduate students as well as to provides scholarship for those experiencing financial hardship. Donations and sponsorships at any financial level are welcome, and our sponsorship tiers are also included, below. We invite you and/or your organization to become a sponsor!

Research suggests that contemplative practices, such as mindfulness and similar self-reflection, can enhance students' cognitive and academic performance, stress management, emotional intelligence, and development as whole individuals—all attributes that are critical for life and career success. Furthermore, it has benefits for the wellbeing of professionals as well as students: increasing one's sense of meaning and purpose, focusing our awareness, deepening our compassion for self and others, improving listening and interpersonal connections, providing contemplative support and methods for addressing structural inequalities and building just and humane organizations, and mitigating stress or burnout. Attendees are saying:

"This conference has been outstanding! I am so grateful for an affordable conference that is also encouraging graduate/undergrad students to join the conversation.." ~ Student attendee, CPHE Conference

"Beautifully-organized and enacted conference! I'm excited about following up on ideas and possibilities for my own work and plan to get info about the organization to others at my institution." ~ Faculty attendee, CPHE conference

"My favorite conference to attend, by far. I love the experiential aspect and that registrants are invited to be participants and not just attendees." ~ Administrator attendee, CPHE conference

The Contemplative Practices for Higher Education (CPHE) Conference is now in its eleventh year and serves approximately 125 attendees annually. The conference provides opportunities for those working in higher education - academic, student services, health and wellness, and administration - to engage with the shared goal of preparing students for professional, community and personal life. 

Our financial goal is to provide affordable access to the conference and future events for anyone who has an interest in this discussion. Sponsorship of this conference allows us to keep registration cost low and to provide scholarships.


We would be grateful if you would support this conference. Your contribution will be acknowledged in the following ways:

  • Doug Lindner Scholarship Fund: $250 Sponsorship-Established by a founding gift from InStill Mindfulness, this pool of funds provides scholarships to attend the conference, or other C-HEARTS programs, for students and/or professionals experiencing financial need or hardships. Sponsors may indicate how they would like to set up further contributions to the scholarship fund. Your individual or company name will be listed in the conference program plus your logo on the website.

  • Bronze: $500 Sponsorship-Individual or company name listed in conference program plus your logo on the website and Facebook page. Sponsors at the Bronze level and above are invited to bring a Poster &/or Tabling materials to take part in the Conference Poster Session, as an outreach and promotion opportunity. Also includes one free 2024 conference registration.

  • Silver: $750 Sponsorship-Receives all items listed above, and your sponsorship will be acknowledged in the opening Welcome speech for the conference. Also includes two free conference registrations.

  • Gold: $1000 Sponsorship-Receives all items listed above, and four free conference registrations.

A gift of any amount helps keep registration costs low—
especially for students.

To become a sponsor at any giving level, please contact Lance Brunner, Conference Planning Committee Chair:

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