As President and CEO of FNA, Perwaiz strengthens, promotes and advocates on behalf of Florida’s nonprofit sector. During her tenure, FNA has expanded on its research portfolio with Florida’s first nonprofit economic impact report, nonprofit compensation surveys and a state of the sector. Prior to joining the organization, Perwaiz was a researcher for Vital Voices Global Partnership, served as Special Projects Manager for Pace Center for Girls, implemented an Early Childhood Education program with Aide et Action in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and led the Earn Up initiative for the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce.
Since 2012, Perwaiz has led the all volunteer team for TEDxJacksonville. She serves on the board of directors of the National Council of Nonprofits and United Way of Northeast Florida and as Vice President of Women’s Giving Alliance. Perwaiz is a graduate of Leadership Jacksonville and Leadership Florida Connect. She has been named an Aspen Ideas Scholar, Woman of Influence, 40 under 40 and a National Business Journal Influencer. She has also received a One Jax Humanitarian award. Perwaiz served on Florida’s Commission on Community Service from 2018-2021.
Perwaiz earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and pre-medicine from City College of New York and her master’s in International Development from the University of Birmingham in the UK. An avid traveler, Perwaiz has visited over 42 countries and hopes to visit at least 100 in her lifetime. She and her husband, Asghar, are proud parents of Raza and Ayah.
The SB2 Transformation in Philanthropy Luncheon will explore how nonprofits ride the wave of change, particularly after a year of extreme change. In addition to hearing from Sabeen Perwaiz, we will speak to the Change Agent Award Catalysts to learn how their organizations embraced and catalyzed change in the past year. The luncheon will take place on Thursday, March 10, 2022 from 11:30 am to 1 pm at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota. Tickets are on sale now!