1710 Briargate Blvd., Suite 847

Colorado Springs, CO 80920

North Chapel Hills Mall Entrance

Between Dillard's and Burlington


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PILLAR is a local nonprofit that has served the Pikes Peak region for over 20 years!


PILLAR currently creates over 300 classes, tours, and discussion groups a year for adults mostly in the liberal arts and sciences.  Class topics include History, Science, Math, Politics, Religion, Music and Art Appreciation, Literature, Psychology, Philosophy, Economics, and more.  In addition, PILLAR provides volunteer and social opportunities to enrich the lives of adults.

PILLAR's Story

PILLAR Institute for Lifelong Learning is the only independent lifelong learning institute in the Pikes Peak region.  It is a volunteer-driven membership organization that is open to all adults.   PILLAR produces over 300 liberal arts and science lifelong learning opportunities each year for those young at heart.   In addition, there are community lectures by community leaders, Living History portrayals, Reader's Theater performances, day tours and extended trips. 


PILLAR was originally known as the Peak Institute of Living, Learning and Rejuvenation.  It was founded in March of 1998 and was originally an institute for learning in retirement supported by Pikes Peak Community College and inspired by Elderhostel (now Road Scholar).  In 1999, PILLAR opted to become an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit.   That first year 9 classes were developed.


Now in its 20th year, PILLAR has spread learning throughout the Pikes Peak region.   PILLAR is partnered with many local organizations who appreciate lifelong learning.

Mission and Vision


Mission:   To provide lifelong learning, volunteer, and social opportunities to adults in the Pikes Peak Region.

Vision:  To remain the foremost provider of lifelong learning through non-credit classes, lectures, field trips, and special interest groups that support our mission.


Making a Difference in The Lives of Older Adults

Grantors 2019

Next 50 Initiative

El Pomar

Sponsors 2019

Painting with a Twist - Powers and Constitution

Goodwill - Things Forgotten but not Gone

Rocky Mountain Healthcare


Pinnacle Dentistry

Academy Bank

Partner Organizations 2019

Pikes Peak Library District
WES - Women's Educational Society of Colorado College      
​Palisades at Broadmoor Park

Myron Stratton

Inn at Garden Plaza​

Innovations in Aging - Age Friendly Colorado Springs

Pikes Peak Area Agency on Aging

Aging Center at the Lane Center

Grantors 2018

FedEx Community Foundation

Inasmuch Foundation

Sam's Club - Woodman

Sponsors for 2018

Sign Shop Illuminated, Ltd.

Academy Bank

Stockmens Bank

Ent Credit Union


Partner Organizations 2018

Colorado Technical University

Pikes Peak Library District

Mt Carmel Veteran's Service Center
WES - Women's Educational Society of Colorado College    
​Palisades at Broadmoor Park

Myron Stratton

Inn at Garden Plaza​

Innovations in Aging



2020 Membership is available now