Marilyn Trauner joined Invest STL in January 2020 after having worked at the St. Louis Community Foundation for 16 years. From answering the phone and scheduling resources to editing copy, she works behind the scenes to control chaos and provide administrative support for the program staff.
Marilyn has a BS and an MS in math from Purdue and Indiana Universities, respectively, and, before joining the foundation, held positions as a mail carrier, secondary school teacher, computer programmer, and library clerk, among others.
Marilyn is a mother of three above-average adult children and grandmother of four perfectly adorable grandchildren. In her free time, Marilyn enjoys reading thrillers, plotting ways to get out of town to visit the perfectly adorable grandchildren, and watching Judge Judy, where she learned never to loan money to a handsome man she might meet at the bus station.