Adam Milstein is the first-born son of a home maker mother and a real estate developer father. Mr. Milstein spent his early years in Israel and joined the Israel Defense Forces in 1971. His mandatory service included assignment to Ariel Sharon’s army division during the 1973 Yom Kippur War.
After he finished his military service, Mr. Milstein enrolled in the Israeli Institute of Technology, from which he graduated with honors with a Bachelor’s in business and economics. During his college years, Mr. Milstein obtained indispensable real estate investment experience by helping to expand his father’s real estate development business.
Mr. Milstein continued his education at the University of Southern California, where he received his Master’s in Business Administration in 1983. He entered the real estate profession as a sales agent and eventually gained enough experience to become a successful real estate investor.
Adam Milstein and his wife Gila were married in Haifa in 1974. The couple moved to the United States seven years later and became actively involved in philanthropic endeavors that strengthen Jewish communities worldwide. Adam Milstein’s community development efforts are based on the principles of active philanthropy, life-time impact, and synergy.
Mr. Milstein and his wife co-founded the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation (AGMFF), which contributes to causes that strengthen the Jewish people and that promote a positive U.S.-Israeli relationship. Mr. Milstein is also the co-founder of the Israeli-American Council and currently serves as its Chairman of the Board.
In addition to financial resources, the Milsteins commit significant time and expertise to every project they sponsor. They create partnerships with agencies that support individuals throughout the entire life cycle, from childhood through later adulthood, and actively promote organizations that maintain life-long connections with service recipients.
Through consulting and fundraising, Adam and Gila Milstein help non-profit agencies to enhance their overall impact by partnering with other community-based organizations that have shared goals and a similar mission. Adam Milstein is a Board member of several organizations that promote Jewish solidarity and that support Jewish communities. He and Gila continue their active philanthropy through the work of the AGMFF.