Nikki Perlow Memorial

The Nikki Perlow Memorial Scholarship provides financial assistance to young adult patients aged 18 – 25 who are attending treatment at the Kolmac Clinic.  After completing the rehabilitation phase of treatment at Kolmac, many patients have depleted their insurance benefits.  Scholarship assistance from the Kolmac Foundation allows these patients to complete the Continuing Care phase of treatment when lack of money would otherwise have led to leaving prematurely.

Nikki Perlow was a beautiful, vibrant young woman who grew up in a loving family, adored animals, had a passion for all things fashion related and enjoyed sailing, lacrosse, basketball and softball.  Experimentation with drugs as a teen led to a long battle with the disease of addiction.  After 15 months of sobriety, Nikki suffered a relapse on July 9, 2007 and died of an accidental overdose.  She was one month shy of her 22nd birthday.  Nikki’s family and friends formed the Nikki Perlow Foundation to celebrate her life and to provide financial, logistical and emotional support to young adults like Nikki who struggle with addiction.

Those who wish to make a secure online donation to the Nikki Perlow Memorial Scholarship may do so through the Kolmac Foundation’s website.  Checks made payable to The Kolmac Foundation may be mailed to 3919 National Drive, Suite 300, Burtonsville, Maryland 20866, with the name of the scholarship on the memo line.  The Kolmac Foundation is a private, not for profit 501(c)(3) organization managed by a board of trustees and operated wholly by volunteers.   All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.  For more information about the Nikki Perlow Memorial Scholarship, please call (301) 589-0255.