Michael Delzotti, CFRE, CSPG


  • President and CEO, University of Kentucky, Markey Cancer Foundation

Michael Delzotti has over twenty-three years' experience as a leader in the non-profit field. Mike began his nonprofit career as the program administrator for Washington Workshops in DC then spent several years managing hospital departments and clinics in Philadelphia. Returning to philanthropy, he joined a public foundation in Los Angeles then spent time as an executive director of development at UCLA then VP of Development at Special Olympics. Mike had been the director of development/team lead for Rice University and Senior Director of Philanthropic Resources at MD Anderson. In that role, in addition to leading a major/planned gifts team during two $1B campaigns, he successfully directed the Neurodegeneration Consortium, a $60M campaign partnering with MIT and the Baylor College of Medicine, to discover novel drug therapies for Alzheimer's disease.

Delzotti is Vice Chair of External Relations on the AFP International Board and Chair Elect of the National Association of Cancer Center Development Officers; an AFP certified master trainer; a Paul Harris Fellow of the Rotary International Foundation and a member of the Board of Governors of the National Association of Nonprofit Organizations and Executives. Additionally, Mike is an Eagle Scout and Certified Judge with the Kansas City BBQ Society. Mike received the M. Anne Murphy Award for Professional Advancement from AFP-GHC and in 2016, received the George A. Brakeley, Jr. award from AHP for writing the first-place article in the Journal of Healthcare Philanthropy. Most importantly, Mike is blessed with an above-average 13-year-old daughter Caroline Fiona.