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 couple steadily support select Jewish institutions. The couple also support their schools. The Mid-Atlantic is an important region of giving. 

BACKGROUND:  Gary L. Perlin graduated with 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 served as CFO of the World Bank and went on to serve as CFO of Capital One.


JEWISH CAUSES: Amy Perlin is the Senior Rabbi of Temple B’nai Shalom in Fairfax Station, Virginia, where she has served as its founding rabbi since the congregation began in the 1980s; it’s no surprise that the couple prioritizes Jewish organizations in their giving.

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

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

EDUCATION & YOUTH: The Perlins have 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 have included Lorton Community Action Center, which works with low-income individuals, as well as senior citizens and families in Fairfax County.

LOOKING FORWARD: Expect the Perlins to continue to steadily support their established interests, with an eye towards Fairfax County and the Mid-Atlantic region.


The Perlin Family Foundation does not provide a clear avenue of contact but below is an address:

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