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"I am hardly the stereotype for anything

that might be considered woo-woo."

SAM BEARD, FOUNDER & PRESIDENT, GIFT

MINDFULNESS AS A GLOBAL FORCE.
SUPPORT THE CHANGE.

ABOUT GIFT

GIFT has the sole purpose to make the daily practice and application of mindfulness technologies commonplace across the world.

​GIFT believes that engaging one billion new people into mindfulness practice represents a powerful antidote to a host of problems affecting all living beings.

​While mindfulness practices have been part of the human experience for millennia, GIFT recognizes the urgent need for global healing and the vast untapped potential from this most accessible of tools available to all of us.

​GIFT brings together leaders and experts to promote, advance and integrate non-sectarian, science-based mindfulness approaches to improve outcomes in public health, education, business and workplace and overall quality of life.

​GIFT was founded by Sam Beard, who has created and chaired public service programs for the past 8 U.S. Presidents over the last half century. He formed the nonprofit GIFT to serve as a crucial bridge between innovators, policymakers, educators and the general public with the goal of improving the lives of one billion people over the next decade.

GIFT’s work is action-oriented to inspire, collaborate, influence and innovate by co-creating and delivering ideas, content and programs that address our most pressing challenges.

​GIFT does not promote one form of mindfulness over another. We encourage all to seek out that form which is most appropriate for their self, their family and their community. GIFT does not promote any religion or set of beliefs.

A 'More Mindful World' is the ultimate vision of GIFT.

GIFT is largely run by a volunteer team of amazing force for good people and organisations and we are forever grateful for their talents, expertise and generosity.

​We are a small team, partnering with big names and big hearts. Together we can do this. It's ours to make happen.

5 GIFT PROGRAMS FOR 2018

THE SAM BEARD STORY

50 YEARS & 8 PRESIDENTS

"Many people guide the present; the exceptional create the future. With his energy and enthusiasm, Sam Beard is exceptional."

NOBEL LAUREATE, ARCHBISHOP DESMOND TUTU

“Sam Beard is a friendly hurricane. He is a strong force for good who aspires to be a major global player in mindfulness while spreading peace around the world.”

CHADE-MENG TAN, CO-CHAIR, ONE BILLION ACTS OF PEACE

MEDIA & ARTICLES

SAM BEARD ON MINDFULNESS

Are you stressed? Do you know your unique purpose in life? Are you satisfied with your personal growth? Explore the untapped power of your mind.

Grow beyond the five basic senses: Sight. Hearing. Smell. Taste. Feel.

Open your full potential. It’s as easy as closing your eyes and breathing. Get connected.

THE GIFT KICK-OFF SPEECH - ROTARY MARCH 2016 WITH SAM BEARD

On March 2, 2017, hosted by the Rotary Club of Wilmington, Delaware’s most prestigious launching pad, we kicked off GIFT’s global programming.

GIFT is using the State of Delaware, our home geography, as a laboratory and proving ground.

THE FUJI DECLARATION INTERVIEW WITH SAM BEARD & RIKA YOSHIKAWA - FINDING OUR DIVINE SPARK

The Fuji Declaration is an invitation to people from all nations and walks of life to join in a commonality of purpose beyond borders. And most of all, The Fuji Declaration is a call to consciously evolve with each other and with nature to bring that new world into being.

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY SPEECH WITH SAM BEARD, LISA MILLER & GLOBAL STUDENTS

In June 2016, Dr. Lisa Miller, top scientist in Columbia University’s psychology department, hosted a global symposium of her 65 graduate students from around the world. The promise of the symposium was to assist these students of all ages – 23 to 58 – implement their BIG IDEAS TO CHANGE THE WORLD.

SISTER LUCY STORY - SAM BEARD

Over a fifteen to twenty-year period, GIFT will generate $1 billion of new philanthropy – combining donated services and donated monetary contributions. The use of the philanthropy is to help “Multiply Mindfulness Globally,” GIFT’s mission, and to help close the gap between haves and have-nots following the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s.)

50 IN 52 THE JOURNEY INSTITUTE INTERVIEW WITH SAM BEARD, PRESIDENT OF THE JEFFERSON AWARDS FOR PUBLIC SERVICE - JAN 12, 2009

Sam gives an inspirational message of you can do anything!

In 2006, Dafna Michaelson set out to film one person from every state in the United States to highlight service excellence. Sam Beard was selected to represent Delaware. Sam talks about – “You too can create a program for the President of the United States. Here’s how.”