Adam Milstein and his spouse left Israel in 1981 to live in the U.S. He is a 1983 graduate of the University of Southern California. After that he began investing and became a real estate commercial agent. In a business partnership with Rob Neal and David Hager of Hager Pacific Properties, the trio managed over $1 billion in a commercial portfolio. He remained in this country to make his fortune and never went back.
The state of Israel is fortunate to have the Milestein husband-and-wife team as its most passionate ambassadors. The Family Foundation of Adam and Gila Milstein rallies for over 100 Israel causes in addition to those established, for the purpose of rendering the Jewish people strong against their adversaries. The Israeli-American Council (IAC)was established from a team in 2007 that included Milestein, the mission of which was to bring both Israeli-American and Jewish charities under its wing. His goals were to help these organizations in avoiding duplicate effort in addition to sharing research. His strategy to accomplish this creates what he describes as a philanthropic “force multiplier.”
The Milstein Family Foundation uses as its strategy the ignition of Jewish pride in the coming generation. Pro-Israel Americans are provided with both knowledge and expertise to effectively advocate for the State of Israel, and strengthen the critical US- Israel alliance.
Adam Milstein was elected 39th to a prestigious list of philanthropists for his role as the Co-founder and Chairman of the Israeli-American Council (IAC). This list includes political leaders such as Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan, and philanthropists Sheldon Adelson.
He is also active in many other prominent Jewish organizations, including the Israel on Campus Coalition, Stand With Us, Hasbara Fellowships, Stand By Me, Birthright Israel, and AIPAC National Council. The Foundation also founded and supported Sifriyat Pijama B’America, which supplies free Hebrew storybooks for over 70,000 Israeli-American family members. They continue to support Taglit-Birthright Israel, whose mission is to sponsor Israeli trips for young Israeli-American adults. He is most widely known for his contribution, from his ability to organize a wide range of charities, make them work together, and help them achieve greater results.