Annual Fund

The Porter-Billups Leadership Academy (PBLA) is a center operating under Regis University. Together we have remained committed to our mission: creating leaders in service of others. Every day, you – our family of donors – make this possible.

Endowment Giving

Your investment to the PBLA empowers our students to become alumni who positively impact and change their local and global communities. All contributions to the PBLA are tax deductible as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) gift.

Planned Giving

The student sponsorship program supports the students attending the leadership program at Regis University every year. It takes $1,500 to put one student through the program each year. A student must complete 7 years and graduate in order to be eligible for the scholarship program. We are asking you to make a 1 to 7-year commitment of $50 to $5,000 or more to fund students in the Academy’s yearly leadership program. Your tax deductible contribution under Regis’ 501(c)(3) will go directly to the PBLA operating fund to support students in the program.


Lonnie Porter 

Director of Development


Porter Billups Leadership Academy at Regis University

3333 Regis Blvd., A-17

Denver, CO 80221-1099


[email protected] 

The mission of Porter-Billups Leadership Academy at Regis University (PBLA) has remained unchanged since it was established in 1996 - "to assist at-risk students with academic and leadership potential to successfully graduate from high school and have the opportunity to attend college."

PBLA students come to the Academy on Regis University's northwest campus for three-weeks, every summer, for seven years at no cost to the students and their families. During their time with us, we are teaching these students how to address life challenges and become leaders in their communities. 


Your donation will be directed to our annual operating fund that supports our growing program. Financial contribution:

  • $250—will contribute to covering bus transportation for getting our students to and from the Regis campus

  • $500— will contribute to covering the cost of lunches, field trips, outdoor education, expanding our curriculum, and reaching more at-risk students

  • $1,500—​will cover the cost of one student for one summer session

As the University's flagship college prep program, scholarships up to full tuition to Regis are available to PBLA graduates once they successfully complete the multi-year participation requirement and qualify for admittance. Since the first PBLA college-eligible class in 2002, 33 students have graduated from Regis University.

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