Adam Milstein has become a very influential philanthropist in the pro-Israel world. Adam Milstein was born in Haifa, Israel and later served in the Israeli Defense Force and fought in the Yom Kippur War. He was even privileged to serve under Ariel Sharon, who would later become the Prime Minister.
Today he is a managing partner of Hager Pacific Properties. His work has made him well known throughout the world. He and his wife run the Milstein Family Foundation, that contributes $1 million dollars each year to groups that support the welfare of the Jewish people and Israel. Adam Milstein emigrated to the United States in 1981 and continued his education at the University of Southern California, where he earned his Masters of Business Administration. After graduating, he joined Hager Pacific Properties. Adam Milstein says he first got interested in philanthropy, during his time at Hager Pacific Properties. While at the company, he spoke to a business partner about getting involved. Adam Milstein was not satisfied with just making money, he wanted to leave a legacy and make a lasting impact with his wealth.
The Milstein Family Foundation goals include strengthening Israel, the Jewish people and the U.S. – Israel relationship. The foundation educates the Jewish people about their beliefs, in order to strengthen their identity and offer them the tools needed to engage in advocating for strengthening the State of Israel on their campuses, neighborhoods, schools and while talking with friends. There are three pillars that direct the foundation and they are: Active Philanthropy, Life Path Impact and Philanthropic Synergy. By following these pillars, he ensures that every donation he makes accomplishes his foundation’s goals.
The Milstein Family Foundation supports nonprofits that help in the areas of health and medical, to community services for Israeli-Americans and Jews. The also work to combat anti-sematism and anti-Israel activities on college campuses. Adam Milstein is the chairman of the Israeli-American Council, which has become the fastest growing Jewish organization in America. Adam Milstein has said that his philanthropy work is the most gratifying things in his career. Adam continues to work at improving the life of Israeli-Americans.