Adam Milstein is a self-described active philanthropist. To him, doing positive deeds and having a meaningful impact means going beyond the passive writing of a check. Born in 1952, he is nearly the same age as his home country, Israel, the historical homeland of the Jewish people. Adam Milstein served, as required of all Israeli citizens over age 18, in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), in the October War (1973). He graduated cum laude from Technion, Israeli Institute of Technology, in 1978, with a Bachelor of Science degree in business and economics. Furthering his education, he earned his MBA from University of Southern California in 1983. Professionally, he is a managing partner of Hager Pacific Properties, a real estate investment firm which owns and operates more than 100 properties throughout the United States.
The Milstein family has lived in the United States since 1981. Together with his wife Gila, Adam Milstein established the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation in 2000. Their mission is to “strengthen the State of Israel, the homeland of the Jewish People, and its special ties with the United States of America; and to ensure the special affinity to the State of Israel of the young and future Jewish generations.” Adam Milstein was named one of the 200 Most Influential Do-Gooders in the World for 2017 by the London-based publication Richtopia. His ranking at number 187 on the list is based on social media influence on the philanthropy world. Indeed, Milstein utilizes the full extent of social media; one of his foundation’s projects is a Pro-Israel meme contest. Click Here to learn more.
In addition to co-founding the Milstein Family Foundation, Adam Milstein is a co-founder of the Israeli-American Council (IAC). Identifying with and connecting to the Jewish homeland are principles that the organization holds at its heart. He is the chairperson of that organization’s national expansion. He is a board member of several Jewish organizations, including American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), StandWithUs, Birthright Israel, and Israel on Campus Coalition.
Cag, D. (2017, March 29). Philanthropists & Social Entrepreneurs Top 200: From Elon Musk to Melinda Gates, These Are the Most Influential Do-Gooders in the World. Retrieved February 6, 2018 from https://richtopia.com
Milstein, A. Active Philanthropist and Pro-Israel Activist. Retrieved February 6, 2018 from http://www.adammilstein.org/bio/