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C-HEARTS is a grassroots effort to have a focused conversation about the inclusion of contemplative practices into the higher education community. 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.

"Regular practice reminds me to slow down and remember why I do what I do--and what it is I love. Because it is what I love that gives me joy." ~ A student attendee to a CPHE Conference

"This class could not have been more relevant. Perfect mix of the science behind mindfulness and practice. Truly a life changer for me!" ~ A student attendee to a CPHE Conference

The annual conference, Contemplative Practices for Higher Education (CPHE) is now in its tenth year and serving 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. We are committed to providing tools for faculty, administrators and students to respond to stress in their jobs.

A financial goal is to provide access to the conference and future events for anyone who has an interest in this discussion. Sponsorship of this conference or future events will allow us to keep registration cost low and to provide scholarships. We would be grateful if you would support this conference or other C-HEARTS initiatives and help to provide access for more individuals, especially students, to help expand this conversation about the future of higher education.

Your contribution will be acknowledged in the following ways:

  • Doug Lindner Scholarship Fund: $250: 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 symposium 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. Also includes one free 2023 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 2023 conference registrations.
  • Gold: $1000 Sponsorship: Receives all items listed above, and four free 2023 conference registrations.

A gift of any amount is welcome as it helps keep registration costs low—especially for students.

You may contact Ernest Solar directly at:, if you have any questions or wish to submit a monetary donation with a check.

2022 Sponsors

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