Adam Milstein Talks about Qualities of a Competent Philanthropist

Adam Milstein is the co-founder of the Israeli-American Council (IAC), an organization that supports the State of Israel and the Jewish community living in the United States. Israeli-American Council has been trying to merge the efforts of 5.5 million American Jews with more than a half a million Israeli-American living in the United States. Milstein has been able to grow Israeli-American Council into one of the top Jewish organizations.


Milstein’s as an activist


Adam Milstein is a native of Haifa who moved to the U.S. in 1952 to venture into the real estate business. He is a co-president at Hager Pacific Properties, a firm that is involved in the development of multifamily properties, industrial, office, and retail spaces. Milstein’s wife Gila is the founder of Adam and Milstein Family Foundation, an institution that helps the Jewish youth living in America connect with their roots. Among the young people who have benefited from this program include Sheldon Adelson and Haim Saban, who attended in the first Campus Maccabbees Summit in 2015.


Milstein’s involvement in philanthropy


Milstein is also a philanthropist and a member of the Board of various organizations, including the Hasbara Fellowships, Jewish Funders Network, and StandWithUs. He is also a member of Israel on Campus Coalition, the AIPAC National Council, and Stand By Me. Milstein enjoys being a philanthropist and making strategic changes in the Jewish community.


Milstein’s principles of philanthropy


  1. Philanthropy as a lifetime labor of love


Philanthropic endeavors should not feel like work rather than a blessing. Milstein encourages patrons to stay focused and let organizations they support to concentrate on meeting their objectives.


  1. Identify synergies through hard work


Milstein urges prospective donors to channel their efforts to causes that matter. By so doing, they can have a great impact on the organizations that they choose to support.


  1. Contribution goes beyond handing out money


According to Milstein, active philanthropists do a lot more than signing checks. They spend their time, and expertise to advance the non-profit organizations they support.