Kristen Trimberger assumed the duties of executive director at the Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Appleton in February.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul operates thrift stores on U.S. Highway 10 in Weyauwega and College Avenue in Appleton.
Proceeds from thrift store sales provide help with rent, medical, transportation and utilities for families and individuals in the community, as well as to other nonprofits that help people meet their basic needs for food, shelter and clothing.
In 2013, SVDP distributed more than $350,000.
Trimberger comes to SDVP from The Building for Kids Children’s Museum, where she was associate executive director. She also has been director of advancement and a teacher at St. John Berchmans School, in Chicago.
At St. Vincent de Paul, Trimberger will oversee operations of the ministry, which provides financial assistance to people in need in the Weyauwega and Fox Cities areas.
She also will oversee the thrift stores, which provide the funds for the ministry.
“I’m excited to be here,” Trimberger said. “St. Vincent de Paul helps so many people as they try to break the cycle of poverty in these tough economic times. The Fox Valley community is so blessed with generous donors. I’m grateful for the opportunity to work with them.”