Adam Milstein has gone from merely a successful investor and businessman to a highly influential figure both in Israeli education and philanthropy. He’s the founder of the Milstein Family Foundation which serves as an institution for bringing the Jewish American community together and building its ties to the homeland of Israel. Adam Milstein and his wife Gila have certainly been generous financially with the groups they support, but they also have reached out personally to members of these groups. The Milsteins have spoken at many college campus events, Jewish religious leader forums and fundraisers and Adam Milstein made Richtopia’s Top 200 Most Influential Do-Gooders list in the 2017 edition. He’s ranked at 187 in that list along with names like Bill Gates, Elton John, Oprah Winfrey and Barack Obama.
Adam Milstein has had a long career in business as Managing Partner of Hager Pacific Properties, one of the largest real estate investment and broker companies in Los Angeles. He and David Hager have acquired billions of dollars in assets under management the luxurious properties they own are found in California, Texas and Illinois. But years before he went into real estate, Milstein lived in Israel and was a member of the Israeli Defense Forces in the Yom Kippur War. He met his wife Gila while serving in that war and later had three daughters by her. Milstein also completed a bachelor’s degree at the Technion while still living in Israel, and he also worked in his father’s building framing business for several years. He moved to the US to complete his master’s at USC prior to becoming a real estate broker.
Adam and Gila Milstein have targeted all kinds of groups at the Milstein Family Foundation from young children to teenagers and college students, and then middle-aged parents and the elderly. Adam Milstein has been involved with a lot of Jewish American student groups including Israel on Campus Coalition, Hillel International, Jerusalem U, Hasbara Fellowships, and Birthright Israel. He’s also Chairman of the Israeli-American Council which hosts conferences and community events aimed at promoting a strong Israel and healthy relations with the US.