Delores Druilhet Morton


Delores Druilhet Morton

Chief Executive Officer
4 Years of Service
Los Angeles & Atlanta

Delores Morton is the chief executive officer of Step Up, the nonprofit that guides girls, and those who identify with girlhood, to their success. Under Delores’s leadership, Step Up supports high school girls and young women ages 18-29 in becoming confident, connected and career-focused through free mentorship programs.

Delores is an accomplished nonprofit executive with more than 25 years of experience designing and leading creative enterprises that make a lasting difference. In just her first year as Step Up's CEO, Delores masterfully navigated the nonprofit through pandemic challenges to adopt a new 5-year strategic vision and expand Step Up's mentorship programs to girls nationwide. She also unveiled programs and supports for young women ages 18-29, marking the first time the organization offered services for those who had already graduated from high school. Already during her tenure, the organization has expanded programming to two new cities and, through virtual programming, made mentoring accessible around the globe.

Prior to joining Step Up in 2019, Delores held senior leadership roles for global nonprofit organizations City Year and Points of Light. There, she mobilized hundreds of AmeriCorps members, thousands of volunteers, and numerous companies to meet the most pressing needs of communities. She has led corporate philanthropic efforts such as L’Oreal’s Women of Worth program and Walt Disney Company’s Give A Day, Get a Disney Day program, and was honored by President Barack Obama as a 2012 Champion of Change.

A Louisiana native, Delores now resides in the Los Angeles area and is based in Step Up's national office in downtown Los Angeles. She holds an undergraduate degree in English literature and a graduate degree in human resource management.

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