My life work has been for peace, the environment, culture, health and human services, and in community and global development. I have worked as an administrator, program director, fundraiser, group facilitator and as an organizer, developing programs for marketing, audience building, public relations, membership, customer service and training.
My work is informed by extensive studies and experiences with:
"My friend Sanford Hinden should be elected President of the Globe. "
~ Tatiana Kesrouani
"The whole world, including Lake Victoria region in Kenya, Africa, is yearning for PEACE. We appreciate your concern to create and work for that peace in this region, and the whole world. This really shows your regard for humanity. Your ability to develop ideas from paper to ACTION is unattainable by many people and cannot be equaled."
~ Solomon Owiti, Chairman
Lake Victoria Peace Center
"Sandy Hinden is a very exceptional human being entirely devoted to a better, ideal world. I have known him for more than 30 years. He constantly inspired me for my work and efforts at the United Nations. He had ceaseless great ideas. He encouraged me to not give up, even collected the epithets given to me over the years by various people and institutions. He would be precious capital for philanthropic organizations and for a major newspaper. I would be so happy see him in charge of a major newspaper section on good news and happiness for the people. He would be very precious for a major philanthropic organization, especially one dealing internationally, like the Rockefeller Foundation. I would support his candidacy with the highest terms."
~ Dr. Robert Muller (1923-2010)
Former UN Assistant Secretary General
Cofounder, UN University for Peace, Costa Rica
"In my work as a global public relations consultant, working closely with business, nonprofit organizations, governments and the United Nations, I can say that no one on this planet is more efficient or works harder than Sandy Hinden, for his causes and his clients. Whoever has him on their team is indeed fortunate as he will create and inspire miracles for their dream and cause."
~ Barbara Gaughen-Muller, President
UNA-USA, Santa Barbara
"I wish I could put my finger on exactly what it is that Sanford Hinden brings to a project that moves it so quickly from a banal exercise, into a valid contribution to a better world.
On a number of United Nations projects we have made a point of calling upon him to help focus and provide a grass roots thrust, particularly on projects that relate to young people and living organisms such as plants and trees. His uncluttered vision has contributed significantly to the success of such projects as World Environment Day 1983 and the International Youth Year project in 1985.
More importantly, his organization of a programme for Universal Children's Gardens incorporating the international "For Every Child a Tree" poster has proven sufficiently persuasive that the original art work is to be donated by the United Nations Environment Programme in support of his project.
Although a personal reaction, and an instinctive one, I feel that Mr. Hinden is a person to be trusted for he has shown discretion and reliability even under extreme pressure."
~ Mairuth Sarsfield, Senior Information Officer
United Nations Environment Program
"Sandy Hinden is a visionary in this time of cynicism, a creator in times of apathy, and persistent amidst times of great change."
~ Lesley Vann
United Nations Association, USA
"Thank you for being an integral, indispensable and vital part of the process of helping all of us explore the dynamics of positive change to improve our quality of life, our quality of being, our value to ourselves and others, and most importantly our value to the world!"
~ Joyce Schneider, Community Outreach Coordinator
Long Island Alzheimer's Foundation
"I would like to recommend Mr. Sanford Hinden, a hardworking, dedicated, and enthusiastic worker in the cause of world peace as well as local community building. I have greatly appreciated his several (on-going) contributions to strengthening the work and impact of the International Network of Museums for Peace. It was wholly owing to his efforts the Network was accepted as a NGO affiliated with the Department of Public Information of the United Nations in New York; the network is pleased to have Mr. Hinden serve as its New York representative and correspondent. He has recently proposed an exceptionally rich and well thought-out communication development plan for linking Peace Museums by e-mail, websites, and Peace Television. In sum, I would like to recommend Mr. Sanford Hinden to you as an experienced and talented worker for peace."
~ Dr. Peter van den Dungen, Founder & Director
International Network of Museums for Peace
"Sanford Hinden is a peacemaker. When he first heard about the Pentagon Meditation Club, Sandy saw an opportunity and a need to work on an international transformation project for the Club. Coming forward voluntarily with the outstretched hand of a peacemaker, he demonstrated remarkable commitment and enthusiasm, joyfully spreading information about the Pentagon Meditation Club and ideas for peacemaking.
Sandy Hinden personifies a vision of the peacemakers sculpted in two identical marble monuments. The Peacemakers Monument project was another undertaking of the PMC. One of those monuments is situated in Moscow, Russia the other one is in the United States on the campus of Shenandoah University in Virginia. Sandy Hinden’s passion is to contribute to development of organizations, groups, and projects struggling to make a difference and a better world.
With his assistance the Club succeeded in expanding its outreach by establishing Peace Makers Institute, Inc. Today he continues to be a reliable adviser for the Club and the Institute, touching our minds and hearts as a loving partner and a true friend."
~ Edward E. Winchester (1936-2019)
President and Founder
Pentagon Meditation Club and PeaceMakers Institute, Inc.