What is LEAP?

The LEAP Foundation is a non-profit organization which is dedicated to building the next generation of leaders. Each summer, LEAP hosts LEAP Week, a week-long, award-winning motivational leadership program for 15-25+ year olds on the campus of UCLA, bringing together top student leaders from the United States and around the world. 

Due to the current health crisis, 2020 LEAP Week will be held virtually.

Dr. Bill Dorfman – Founder 

Dr. Bill Dorfman is a highly sought after motivational leader for young adults and the Co-founder of the nonprofit, LEAP. He is a recipient of 14 lifetime achievement awards and is well-known for being featured on shows like ABC’s Extreme Makeover and CBS’s The Doctors. Having co-founded one of the world’s leading dental companies, Discus Dental, Dr. Bill has continued to do exceptional work in dentistry–helping thousands of patients smile for over 20 years.

Charlie Gallagher – Executive Director 

A former participant in LEAP’s inaugural program in 2008, Charlie Gallagher has continued to show his passion for students achieving success as a LEAP coach and the Executive Director of the nonprofit, LEAP. His leadership has helped the organization impact young adults across America and the rest of the world.

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