Gary and Amy Perlin

NET WORTH: Unknown

SOURCE OF WEALTH: World Bank, Capital One

FUNDING AREAS: Jewish Causes, Arts & Culture, Education & Youth, Human Services

OVERVIEW: Gary Perlin, his wife Amy, and family move their philanthropy through the Perlin Family Foundation. Amy is a prominent rabbi and the Perlins support Jewish institutions. The couple also support their schools. The Mid-Atlantic is an important region of giving. 

BACKGROUND:  Gary L. Perlin has a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University, a master’s degree in economics from the London School of Economics, and an MPA from Princeton University. He was CFO of the World Bank and later become CFO of Capital One.


JEWISH CAUSES: Amy Perlin is the Senior Rabbi of Temple B’nai Shalom in Fairfax Station, Virginia; she has served as its founding rabbi since the congregation began in the 1980s. She's the first female rabbi in America to start a congregation. Given these forces, it’s no surprise that the couple prioritizes Jewish organizations in their giving.

Grantees include American Jewish Committee, Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, PEF Israel Endowment Funds, and Jewish Social Services.

ARTS & CULTURE: Grantees include Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and Smithsonian Institution.

EDUCATION & YOUTH: The couple has supported Georgetown University, Princeton University (the couple’s mutual alma mater), and Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, where Amy is a governor.

HUMAN SERVICES: Grantees include Lorton Community Action Center, which works with low-income individuals, senior citizens, and families in Fairfax County.           

LOOKING FORWARD: Expect the Perlins to stick with their interests, with an eye towards Fairfax County and the greater Mid-Atlantic region.


Perlin Family Foundation
10301 Firefly Cir.
Fairfax Station, VA 22039