Benito Delgado-Olson is the founder and Executive Director of K to College. A native of the East Bay and graduate of several East Bay public schools, Benito has a lifelong interest in the public benefit (nonprofit) sector and education.
Benito graduated with a double major from the University of California, Berkeley in 2007. During his senior year, he founded the student group that would eventually evolve into present day K to College. From its starting point, Benito has recruited a professional board of directors, designed, developed and implemented the proven K to College business model, secured both public and private partnerships at the state and local level and fundraised several million dollars for program operations.
As the Executive Director, Benito is responsible for implementing K to College’s strategic plan in a cost-effective and time-efficient manner. He is also responsible for the day-to-day operation of the organization, serves as the chief public information officer and works in collaboration with the board to shape the future goals of the organization.
Since its founding, Benito has received several awards on behalf of K to College. Most recently he was recognized as a Hometown Hero by Comcast and the Bay Area News Group and honored as a recipient of the New Leaders Council ‘40 Under 40 Awards’ for his entrepreneurship in the nonprofit sector.