Regis Counseling Center receives $2 million endowment

December 18, 2018

Regis University's Center for Counseling and Family Therapy received a large donation to help it continue to provide excellence in education, expand service capabilities, contribute to scholarly work and help graduates with annual awards.

Lucille P. Mould and Diana P. Adams not only established awards for outstanding graduates and faculty in the Regis counseling program, they also established a $2 million Pomponio Family Endowed Fund for the Center for Counseling and Family Therapy (CCFT).

"The areas of counseling and mental health are not the glitzy arenas that draw donations," Adams said. "Yet, a community, and a society as a whole, can only thrive when its people and systems are physically and mentally stable and healthy. We encourage others to embrace the important work of the CCFT with their support and donations."

Adams is very familiar with the counseling program. Her daughter, Elizabeth, graduated with a Master of Arts in Counseling in 2013 and works with the internal treatment team at the Adams County Department of Human Services, where she focuses on child protection therapy.

Regis' CCFT provides low- to no-cost counseling services for surrounding communities at campuses in Thornton and Colorado Springs. The program draws on Master's level therapists-in-training from Regis' Division of Counseling and Family Therapy program. These students meet with clients once a week under the supervision of instructors.

"It provides outstanding training for future mental health providers and appropriate care for the behavioral health needs to those in and around the University, Denver and Colorado Springs," Adams said.