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We collaborate with changemakers from the nonprofit, government and private sectors to achieve
award-winning, strategic, mission-driven, social impact solutions. Benefactions is proud to be selected (among organizations like Google and Xcel Energy) as a network partner for Billions Act, the 8-time nominated Nobel Peace Prize Peace Initiative, orchestrated by 14 Nobel Peace Prize Laureates.

 

Benefactions is led by Public Service Consultant Sarah Hamilton, MPA. Recognized as a “Social Impact & Community Engagement Expert” by Forbes and named a “Social Impact Hero” by Authority Magazine, Sarah's experience includes consulting for Nobel Peace Laureate social impact projects, including the Dalai Lama, Sharin Ebadi, and Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his daughter Thandeka. Chosen by the U.S. Department of State as a Fulbright Specialist, Sarah was vetted and selected among 400 Americans to represent the U.S. abroad on critical social impact projects identified by the U.S. Embassy and international institutions. Sarah's social impact expertise has been featured in the media on NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, Best Life, Today, Authority Magazine, The Washington Insider, Ariana Huffington's Thrive Global, PBS’s Rewire, and Forbes.

Take action for good with Benefactions. Let's do great things together.

 

 

YOU'RE IN GOOD COMPANY

Our social impact initiatives include partnering in the

Public, Private, Nonprofit and Government Sectors with:

 

Nobel Peace Prize Laureates, Athletes, Olympic Coaches, Actors, TEDx,

Emmy & Peabody Winners, Physicians, Professors, Producers, Thought Leaders,

Nonprofit Founders, Public Figures, Government and Humanitarian Leaders.

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SOCIAL IMPACT PROJECT SPOTLIGHT

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE LAUREATE-LED NGO PEACEJAM

NOBEL LEGACY FILM SERIES

 

Working with the 14 inspiring Nobel Peace Laureates lead PeaceJam's board, the PeaceJam Foundation developed the Nobel Legacy Film Series, documentaries highlighting the cutting edge work being done by these Laureates as they fight to create a better future for all of humanity. Each feature length documentary premiers at tat the Monte Carlo Festival and are available on DVD and to stream online including Amazon, Vimeo, and Google Play. The films are also made a permanent part of the PeaceJam Foundation's award-winning youth development curriculum that is implemented globally, inspiring youth to take action to address the most pressing issues of our time. The Official Guides for Study & Discussion are distributed worldwide through the films' screening licenses. Written by Sarah Hamilton, these educational guides provide film-specific information as a resource for viewers, film attendees and facilitators.

THE DALAI LAMA: SCIENTIST

With extensive, rare, never before seen footage told through His Holiness's own words, discover The 14th Dalai Lama's lifelong journey into the world of science and technology and the world-changing initiatives that resulted. The film encapsulates His Holiness’ long but successful bridging of minds between the scientists and Buddhist scholars in the areas of Cosmology, Quantum Physics, Cognitive Science, Psychology, and Neuroscience.

 

The Dalai Lama-Scientist premiered at the Venice International Film Festival and in India at the Dalai Lama inauguration to an audience of over 10,000. Winning over 40 awards include Best Picture, Best Screenplay, Best Documentary and Best Director, and this documentary has received praise from critics and featured in Forbes, The Boston Globe, Elle.

The Independent Critic's review states: "The Dalai Lama - Scientist is a revelation, both transcendent and immersive, and humanizes The Dalai Lama in a way I've never witnessed on the big screen. It's beautiful to behold. An absolute must-see."

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE LAUREATE

HIS HOLINESS, THE 14TH DALAI LAMA

 

The Dalai Lama-Scientist premiered at the 76th Venice International Film Festival and then was screened in India to

an audience of 10,000 at the Drepung Monastery, the venue that His Holiness the14th Dalai Lama inaugurated at that day. 

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SHARIN EBADI: UNTIL WE ARE FREE

The first Muslim woman to ever receive the Nobel Peace Prize, Shirin Ebadi has inspired millions around the globe through her work as a human rights lawyer defending women and children against a brutal regime in Iran.

 

“Until We Are Free”, tells Ebadi's story of courage and defiance in the face of a government out to destroy her, her family, and her mission: to bring justice to the people and the country she loves.tells of the struggle of one woman against the system.

 

Despite finding herself living under circumstances reminiscent of a spy novel, nothing could keep Ebadi from speaking out and standing up for human dignity. The Iranian government would end up taking everything from Shirin Ebadi, including her marriage, her home, her legal career, and even her Nobel Prize. The one thing it could never steal was her spirit to fight for justice and a better future for women.

 

This is the amazing, at times harrowing, and simply astonishing story of a woman who would never give up, no matter the risks.  This film is currently in post-production and will premier in late 2020.

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE LAUREATE

SHIRIN EBADI

 

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“I was a barefoot township urchin.

I went to school where there were no desks. We sat on benches and when the teacher asked us to write, we knelt down on the floor and used the benches we had been sitting on as desks …. I wish Tutudesks had been available in my day!”

~Archbishop, Desmond Tutu

Nobel Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu's TutuDesk is a globally recognized NGO. In partnership with the United Nations Special Envoy for Education, the TutuDesk provides the answer to the classroom desk shortage crisis experienced in schools in developing countries. Over 95 million children in schools across sub-Saharan Africa have no access to a classroom desk and the prospect of compromised literacy development. Tutudesk offers children their very own workstation creating immediate, high impact and positive change in an instant, under any learning conditions.

Benefactions was proud to consult for TutuDesk's mission of education, literacy and meeting the United Nation's Sustainable Goal Development in the the areas of DG4: Quality Education, SDG 5: Gender Equity, SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth, SDG 10:  Reduced Inequities, SDG 13: Cliament Action, SDG 17: Partnership for the SD Goals.

 

 

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