John C. Perlin, CM, CVO, ONL, LLD

Honorary Treasurer

John Perlin (1934-2022) was one of the Founders of the Community Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador and served as its Treasurer for two decades. John served on the boards of numerous charitable and non-profit organizations, in such roles as National President of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (Young Canadian Challenge), President of Wildlife Habitat Canada, Vice Chair of the Salvation Army Territorial Advisory Board, Past Chair of the Community Sectors Council of Newfoundland and Labrador, Past Chair of the Salvation Army’s Newfoundland and Labrador’s Advisory Board, Board Chair of Rising Tide Theatre and was Chairman Emeritus of the QuidiVidi/Rennies River Development Foundation having served as its founding Chair for more than 20 years and an Honorary Life President of the Royal St. John's Regatta. He was a Member of the Order of Canada, a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order, a Member of the Order of Newfoundland and Labrador and was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws by Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador.

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