Adam Milstein founded the Israeli-America Council, headquartered in California. It was established to strengthen and support the State of Israel as well as bolster the US-America relations. So far, IAC has achieved this mission by connecting the American Jewry (5.5 million) to the Israeli-American community (of about half a million).
About Adam Milstein
Adam Milstein was born in Haifa in 1952. In 1981, he and his wife moved to California, establishing himself as a real estate agent. He has three daughters, and together, they founded the Adam & Gila Milstein Foundation (2000).The foundation assists Jews to identify with their roots and country of origin. Adam is currently the Managing Partner of the Hager Pacific Properties, a private organization specializing in industrial, retail, and multi-family property.
Adam Milstein and Philanthropy
Adam is a prominent Jewish philanthropist. Some of the key organizations where he sits on their boards include StandWithUs, Hasbara, Birthright Israel, and AIPAC National Council among others. Milstein says that he feels lucky that he got an opportunity to be a philanthropist and make an impact on the Jewish community. The council that he helped to found has grown into ten regional councils, with active volunteers from across 27 states in America.
Adam encourages certain practices that you can employ while committing yourself to philanthropy to ensure the investments made are making an impact on the intended communities.
- Philanthropy is a lifetime work and love. You have to stick with it once you have decided to take its course. You not only grow the organizations but also make them focus more on doing their best in future endeavors
- Find Synergies and Stay focused. Identify issues that you are most passionate about and invest your philanthropy there. It could be the state or the community, just do not lose focus
. Put your money where your mouth is. Contribute time, connections, talent, and expertise to advance the non-profit’s mission. Find like-minded organizations and collaborate with them in these efforts, it ends up creating a dynamic and multiplier effect