Adam Milstein was recently named the 187th most influential philanthropists in the world by Rictopia, a London-based publication. He made a list of 200 that was put out by the organization. Adam is the Chairman of the Israeli-American Council, as well as one of its co-founders. Milstein is involved in other Jewish organizations as well, like StandWithUs, Israel on Campus and Hasbara Fellowships.
Other names on the Rictopia list of philanthropists include Elon Musk, Warren Buffet, Eric Trump and more. Adam, through the Milstein Family Foundation has as its goal to strengthen the Jewish community in the U.S. and around the world, as well as promote the State of Israel. The foundation works to educate the next generation to carry on fundamental Jewish traditions and beliefs.
Adam promotes active philanthropy, giving not only financially, but of his time and efforts as well. He supports agencies that take a life span approach to helping others, following most throughout various states of their lives. Adam, with his wife Gila, co-founded Sifriyat Pijama B’America, which provides free books, teaching Jewish values to over 15,000 Israeli-Jewish-American families in the U.S.
Adam served with the Israeli Defense Forces during the Yom Kippur War. After his military service, he attended and graduated from the Technion. In 1991, he moved to the United States, He received an MBA from the University of Southern California. Upon completion, he started his career in commercial real estate. Currently, Adam is a managing partner at Hager Pacific Properties. They own and manage a number of real estate properties. Adam lives with his wife Gila and their three children in Encino, California.