Press / July 2019

Homeboy Industries Welcomes Steve Delgado, Chief Development Officer

Los Angeles, CA – Steve Delgado has been named Chief Development Officer at Homeboy Industries where he will oversee Development, Marketing and Communications, Media Relations and the Global Homeboy Network for the internationally recognized gang prevention, rehab and reentry non-profit organization.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Steve to Homeboy,” said Thomas Vozzo, Chief Executive Officer.  “Steve’s leadership experience in both the retail and publishing industries and as an advancement professional, make him a perfect fit as we ready to take Homeboy to its next level.  Our mission focused donors come from all walks of life as individuals, foundations, and corporations. I know they will appreciate Steve’s talents. He has great experience working with every level and type of donor and in leading significant donor campaigns. And as we work developing growth strategies for our social enterprises, we look forward to Steve’s partnership and thought leadership as a successful business leader and entrepreneur.”

A Los Angeles native, Steve spent eight years working at Whittier College, most recently serving as Vice President for Advancement.  During his tenure at Whittier, he led the college to all-time fundraising highs. He oversaw numerous campaigns including the largest single project campaign for the renovation of the College’s primary academic and science building.  Steve also led the College’s marketing, communications and external relations teams, launching a re-branding initiative and building a global network of donors and volunteers to support the mission and broaden the reach at Whittier. 

Steve’s experience as both a publishing and retail industry executive includes serving as president of a privately-held newspaper and magazine publisher, and leading cross-functional teams at a Fortune 1,000 retailer to implement large-scale projects.

 “I’m humbled and honored to join an organization recognized as a model in its essential mission, to stand with those who come to Homeboy Industries seeking hope, training and support.  The sky is the limit for Homeboy and those we serve. I look forward to working with the team and generous funders in the donor community to further expand the work and fulfill our mission.”

Steve earned his M.B.A. from the Darden School at the University of Virginia and bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

“It’s great to have Steve on our team for his talents and his commitment to serving the Los Angeles community, supporting all that we do every day,” said Fr. Greg Boyle, Founder of Homeboy Industries.


Located in downtown Los Angeles, Homeboy Industries provides hope and job training for formerly gang involved and previously incarcerated men and women so they can redirect their lives and become contributing members of society. By utilizing a combination of donations and social enterprises, Homeboy Industries is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose innovative model of therapeutic wraparound services has helped the organization become the most successful reentry programs in the United States.

Media Contact:

Homeboy Industries – Alison Lass

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