Cary Center to host Mindfulness Retreat for Nonprofit Professionals

Published: May 02, 2022

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The Auburn University College of Human Sciences’ Cary Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies is pleased to announce the Cary Center Mindfulness Retreat for Nonprofit Professionals on May 18 at Shoofly Farm from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CDT. This retreat brings together experts on mindfulness, sleep hygiene and nutrition.

The event will kick off with intention setting with Reita Clanton, Olympic athlete and coach. Eloise Stewart will then lead a session about mindful practices. Sara Rains, graduate research assistant for Hunger Solutions Institute and doctoral candidate in nutrition will follow with nutrition tips. Next, Bridget Wingo will discuss the importance of sleep hygiene through her work as Auburn University’s Sleep Lab manager. The retreat will conclude with mindful flower arranging with Nourish Blooms co-founder, Katie Wolter.

Nonprofit professionals may register themselves, though nonprofit boards, private businesses and individuals are welcome to sponsor their favorite nonprofit leader.

A registration fee of $150 will cover all sessions, meals and supplies. All meals are organic and locally sourced and include a champagne celebration toast.

Twenty spots are left. Register now at

For more information, contact Brittany Branyon at or 334-844-3557.

This program was made possible by the generosity of these sponsors: Community Foundation of East Alabama; Auburn University Outreach; Drummond Thorne Stukes Fund for Excellence in the Cary Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies, a community service grant made possible by state senators Tom Whatley and Randy Price and state representative Joe Lovvorn; the United Way of Lee County Inc.; and Himmelwright, Huguley and Boles LLC.

The Cary Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies is an academic center in Auburn University’s College of Human Sciences whose programs focus on financial wellness, philanthropy engagement and nonprofit studies. The Cary Center inspires its participants to discover their purpose through learning, giving and growing while empowering all generations to leave an enduring legacy. The Community and Collegiate division of the Cary Center provides capacity-building resources to nonprofits to include educational programming, professional development and networking.  

Submitted by: Brittany Branyon