There are many meanings for philanthropy, including compassionate, brotherly love, and generosity, but most people do not get to give in great proportions at this level, but Adam Milstein has made it his career to building relationships between Israel and the United States and helping the Jewish-Americans who reside in America.
In 2000, Adam and his wife Gila, founded the Milstein Family Foundation, MFF, to accomplish these goals. The Milsteins were both born and raised in Haifa, Israel. Adam served his term in the Israeli Army and then attended Technion, Israeli Institute of Technology where he received a Bachelors of Science Degree.
At the age of 27, he and Gila and their two children moved to California where they became citizens and had one more child. In 1983, Adam graduated from the University of Southern California with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, and he entered the real estate field with his father.
The Milsteins practice three unique principles in their philanthropic mission, and they deal with the method in which they participate in philanthropy.
Adam explains that he sees Active Philanthropy, Life Path Impact, and Philanthropic Synergy as the structure of MFF. MFF is an umbrella organization for other non-profits including the Israeli-American Council where he is National Chairman and Sifriyat Pijama B’America, which educates this generation of Jewish-Americans in their heritage with books and other materials.
Anti-semitism is growing both in the U.S. and around the world and is now classified as a hate crime. Mr. Milstein is extremely active in the Jewish community that encourages and strengthens the Jewish population. He sits on the Board of the Israel on Campus Coalition, the Jewish Funders Network, StandWithUs, Hasbara Fellowships, AISH Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Board of Birthright Israel and the AIPAC National Council.