Kim Mazzuca
Kim Mazzuca
President and Chief Executive Officer, 10,000 Degrees

San Francisco State

Bachelor of Arts, Kinesiology/Physical Education (1985)
M.S., Rehabilitation Counseling (1990)
  • Since 1999, Kim Mazzuca has been at the helm of 10,000 Degrees, a leading college success nonprofit, through an exciting transformation of its mission and and an extensive plan of strategic growth. Today, the organization helps thousands of students from low-income backgrounds get to and through college.
  • In 2004, Kim launched the 10,000 Degrees Educational Equity Campaign to provide educational opportunity to students without access to secondary academic rigor. The award-winning program was lauded by Lumina Foundation, Social Impact Exchange of the Growth Philanthropy Network, National College Access Network, and the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation.
  • In 2014, Kim received the Nonprofit Leader of Year from the North Bay Business Journal, and in 2015, she received the Executive Leadership Award of Excellence from the National College Access Network, as well as Woman of the Year honors from California’s 10th Assembly District for outstanding community leadership.
  • A Bay Area native, first-generation college graduate, and staunch advocate for youth and their families, Kim has championed civil and individual rights in her personal life as well: In 2005, she won a landmark California Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex parental rights, reuniting her with her two biological daughters.
  • Kim currently serves on the boards of the Prison University Project at San Quentin; the Marin Child Care Commission; the Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership; the School-to-Career Partnership; and the National College Access Network. She serves, too, on numerous advisory boards as well, including the Higher Education Task Force of America Forward.

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