Co-founder and Chairman of the Israeli-American Council Adam Milstein was named as one of the world’s top 200 Most Influential Philanthropists. This list was developed based on the impact of social media accounts on the philanthropic world, and Adam Milstein is listed at number 187.
Born in Israel in 1952, Milstein grew up in Israel where he served on the Israeli Defense Forces and took part in the Yom Kippur war before graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science in business and economics. He worked in real estate with his father before moving to the United States and receiving his Master’s of Business Administration. He worked as a sales agent in the real estate market and now oversees financing and accounting as the managing partner at Hager Pacific Properties. He also sits on many boards of Jewish fellowships and groups, working on his goal to strengthen the Jewish people. More importantly, Milstein founded the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation with his wife and has devoted his life to philanthropic and charitable acts through this Foundation.
The foundation is built on two principles; to unite and strengthen the Jewish people and the State of Israel. This is accomplished by developing and supporting organizations that work together to unite the Jewish people and that stick with the people during their respective life stages.
Milstein is also a believer in active philanthropy, meaning his time and energy is spent working with and developing these organizations, as well as his money. He wishes this to continue through his foundation by inspiring pride in the younger Jewish population, as well as providing pro-Israel Americans with the tools needed to fight for the State of Israel.
Adam Milstein being named One of the World’s Most Influential Philanthropists puts him in company with the likes of Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, and Elton John, to name a few. He has harnessed the power of social media via Twitter and Facebook to lead the world in making a positive impact.