Born in Haifa in 1952, Adam Milstein moved to California in 1981 with his wife Gila, where they have had three children. Adam Milstein is a managing partner of Hager Pacific Properties; and has a true love of philanthropy.
As the co-founder of the Israeli-American Council and one of Jerusalem Post’s “50 Most Influential Jews” Adam Milstein has three big secrets to philanthropy. One; philanthropy should not feel like work. According to Adam Milstein the more you put into philanthropy the more you get out of it, it is a blessing not a job. Two; to be successful philanthropic organization you have to be willing to synergize with other organizations. Philanthropy is not a social club, you will not get anywhere without working with like minded organizations. Three; you have to put your money where your mouth is. Adam Milstein believes that you cannot just draft a check and run. There is a far more effective practice known as “Active Philanthropy” where not only is your money an important asset but also your time, energy, and work.
Adam Milstein is the co-founder of both the Israeli-American Council and of the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation. The Israeli-American Council’s goal is to support Jewish people and strengthen United States-Israel relations. While the goal of the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation is to help Jewish youth identify with their cultural roots. Adam Milstein has sat on the boards of a variety of charitable organizations such as Stand By Me and the AIPAC National Council.