Adam Milstein’s Heart of Gold

Adam Milstein recently made it to the list of the 200 Most Influential Philanthropists in the World according to the UK-based publication, Richtopia. The ranking was done in coordination with Rise, a social media ranking system. This came as no surprise considering the dedication that Mr.Adam Milstein has put into philanthropic work.


Adam was born in the city of Haifa in Israel. His mother Eva was a homemaker while his father Milshtein was a real estate developer. Adam’s adult life began in 1971 when he joined the Israeli Defence Forces for his mandatory service. He then went on to Technion where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Economics. It was while he was in college that Adam joined his dad in real estate construction and development business.


He married his wife Gila Elgrably in 1974, and the family moved to the US in 1981. Two years later, Milstein received an MBA from the University of Southern California. From there he took on a sales agent role and began working in commercial real estate.


Together with his wife, Adam founded the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation. Their main aim is to strengthen the US-Israel relationship and empower the Jewish people. Their Philanthropic services include partnership development, consulting and fundraising to support programs that are based in the areas of Jewish education and continuity. Adam Milstein has three principals that are the basis of his philanthropic philosophy of operation; Active Philanthropy, Life Path Impact, and Philanthropic Synergy.


Apart from his charitable work, Adam gives back to the Jewish community. He did this by firstly establishing the Israeli-American Council which works to strengthen the relationship between the US and Israel. He was at the forefront in expanding the council and ensuring that it has a role of influence in expanding foreign policy regarding Jewish relations in America. He is passionate about standing up for the oppressed people in the world and primarily the Jewish people. His wife’s personal experience as an immigrant gives him a deeper understanding of the lives and experiences of marginalized groups in the US.


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