Philanthropist and pro-Israel activist Adam Milstein is co-founder of the charitable Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation. The foundation was created to support and bridge a relationship between the U.S. and Israel. A wide range of services are offered including fundraising efforts to help with Jewish advocacy and education. Adam Milstein’s philosophy has three main principles:
Active Philanthropy: Life Pact Impact: Philantropic Synergy:
- Active Philanthropy: The Millstein staff offers a great deal of time and support to all of the foundation’s programs.
- Life Pact Impact: Millstein actively engages his targeted audience and creates specific programs to help individuals through all stages of life.
- Philantropic Synergy: The foundation offers guidance and program partnerships that work toward shared goals.
Milstein was born in Haifa, Israel in 1952. His parents, both immigrants, got married in 1950. Both worked various jobs. His father, Hillel, was a combat sailor. In 1971, Adam joined the Israeli Defense Forces. During this time he was assigned to Ariel Sharon’s unit and saw combat in the Yum Kipper War. At the conclusion of his mandatory military service, he enrolled in college at the Israeli Institute of Technology. He graduated with honors in 1978 with a BS degree in economics.
He later joined his father in the construction business. He and his wife, Gila, were married in 1974. In 1974, Adam Milstein, his wife and three daughters, moved to the United States. While there, he continued his education and received his Masters from the University of Southern California.
In 2000, he and his wife created the foundation. He is also the co-creator of the American-Israeli counsel, an organization that is also growing at a rapid pace.bAdam Milstein currently sits on a number of boards including Stand With Us, Jewish Funders Network, Hasbara Fellowships, The Israeli-American Counsel and Birthright Israel.
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