Leadership and Mentor

Robyn Fern Perlman

Core Strategies for Nonprofits, Inc.

Robyn Fern Perlman is Chair of the Women of Tomorrow Scholarship Committee as well as a Founding Mentor.  She has a B.A. in Education from the University of Miami.
Perlman is currently a principal partner of CoreStrategies for Nonprofits Inc., which boasts an international clientele.  The company, a full service consulting firm, specializes in all aspects of fund development, planning, governance, marketing and public relations for the nonprofit sector.

Previously she was President of R.F. Perlman Inc., a boutique public relations and public affairs firm founded in 1993 where she specialized in the development and implementation of public relations and public policy strategies not only for nonprofit organizations, but also initial public offerings, corporate development, technology, retail sales, consumer products, travel and tourism, and patent and copyright issues.  Her work in New York, Los Angeles and Washington D.C., engaged the national media, political leaders and celebrities in her projects.  Among her many former clients she has represented the Florida Department of Transportation, Holland & Knight, Lucent Technologies, Warner Bros. Publications, The Urban Land Institute,  the Ft. Lauderdale Museum of Art and The Broward Center for the Performing Arts.

Prior to this, Ms. Perlman worked for the hotel-casino conglomerate Caesars World Inc., where she handled the promotion, publicity and marketing of the Caesars’ image including landmark events such as hotel grand openings, publicity tours, sporting events and various extravaganzas.

Her passion has always been for programs and projects that help support women and children.  She currently serves as the Vice Chair for the Early Learning Coalition of Broward County.  This organization oversees and administers 90 million dollars each year in funds that are appropriated by the state for early learning initiatives in Broward County. She is also on the board of Legal Services of Greater Miami.  Perlman was a founding board member of Women Executive

Leadership which helps accomplished women learn about and acquire corporate board seats. In addition, she served on the board of the Philadelphia College of the Performing Arts.
As a resident of Lexington, Kentucky Perlman founded The Wings Foundation which was instrumental in bringing arts and science programming to children in rural Kentucky.  It was her particular vision that children exposed to the arts and sciences could grow up imbued with the dream that in life, anything is possible.  In the heady weeks preceding the Kentucky Derby, she pressed the horse industry and staged fund raisers to seed the growth of the arts in Kentucky’s poorest regions.  Through her efforts the Louisville Ballet made its first outreach program into the coal-mining region of Appalachia.

Ms. Perlman is married to Steve Weil.  Her son Benjamin Perlman is a student at George Washington University in Washington D.C.