Adam Milstein has become a much beloved philanthropist within the Jewish-American population. Adam Milstein is Israeli-American, being born in Haifa, Israel in 1952. While in Israel, he joined the Israeli Defense Force and fought in the Yom Kippur War. He and his wife later emigrated to the United States in 1981. In the United States, Adam Milstein attended the University of Southern California earned his Masters of Business Administration. After college, he joined the real estate company Hager Pacific Properties. He started out as a sales agent, but after a few decades became a managing partner of the company.
Adam Milstein became interested in philanthropy while taking to a business partner at Hager Pacific Properties. Adam Milstein has said he wasn’t satisfied by just making money and instead wanted to build a lasting legacy, with the money he made. He and his wife decided to launch the Milstein Family Foundation, which worked to support pro-Israel organizations and activities. The Milstein Family Foundation works by following three principles: active philanthropy, life path impact, and philanthropic synergy. Milstein oversees operations. The Milstein Family Foundation helps strengthen Israel, the Jewish community and the important US and Israel relationship. The foundation also works to educate young Jewish people about their faith and provide them the necessary tools to properly advocate the strengthening of the State of Israel on college campuses, in neighborhoods, schools and with friends.
Milstein has become a very vocal and active member of the Jewish community. He soon realized that people living in the two countries lacked philanthropic organizations. Because of the lack of charities present in Israel, Adam Milstein decided to create an organization that would stir up philanthropy and strengthen U.S. Israel ties. This caused Adam to start the Israeli-American Council. It has become the fastest growing Jewish charitable organization in the country. Adam Milstein also serves on the board of several pro-Israel organizations including the Jewish Founders Network, Stand By Me, Hasbara Fellowships, and Stand With Us. His wealth and expertise in philanthropy gives him the opportunity to share insight and advice to these organizations as they continue to grow.