The final recipient of the Outstanding Commissioner Award is Nicole Trimble. She is a Social Venture Partner, and has served as the Chair of Serve Washington for the last three years. She is a visionary leader and has diverse experiences in national service, nonprofit and philanthropy arenas. She has worked for Casey Family Programs, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Corporation of National and Community Service (CNCS). Nicole embodies the values of the AmeriCorps pledge to bring Americans together to strengthen our communities.
Nicole brings a unique perspective to Serve Washington due to her experiences as an AmeriCorps member, AmeriCorps Alum, AmeriCorps program director, CNCS Program Officer, grant-maker, and work in the field of corporate social responsibility. She creates a stronger national service network through partnerships and collaboration. In 2012 during a White House ceremony, Nicole was one of 12 AmeriCorps Alums who were recognized as a “Champion of Change” for using their national service experience to become influential leaders in their careers and their communities.
“I have committed to taking my AmeriCorps lessons with me into each professional experience and it has paid off. I have been blessed with a more fulfilling career than I could have ever imagined and I owe much of it to national service.”
Nicole attended the Corporate Service Council (CSC) annual dinner at the 2014 Conference on Volunteerism and Service and shared with a group of corporate leaders how she recognizes AmeriCorps as a foundational experience in her personal and professional trajectory. She encouraged everyone at the dinner to actively recruit and hire AmeriCorps Alum because of the talents they bring to the workplace are more valuable than any lines on a resume.
Nicole Trimble serves as Senior Director of Social Corporate Responsibility for Outerwall (company behind Coinstar and Redbox kiosks), and has facilitated a new partnership with Serve Washington to engage Outerwall employees in a day of service with AmeriCorps members on 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance. This new partnership resulted in $35,000 in unrestricted donations to Serve Washington and one of its subgrantees.
We commend Nicole Trimble for her outstanding efforts and accomplishments!