Adam Milstein was named as one of the most 200 influential and philanthropic people in the world by a social media ranking system in coordination with a London-based publication Richtopia. He was ranked position 187 based on his Facebook and twitter accounts’ and influence in the philanthropic world.
The list is composed of several highly influential philanthropist people like Oprah Winfrey, Magic Johnson, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Arianna Huffington, J.K Rowling, Elton John and Ashton Kutcher. It also included business leaders who became philanthropists like Elon Musk, Eric Trump, Warren Buffett, Mark Zuckerberg, Melinda and Bill Gates. In addition, the list had politicians like Barrack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton and Michelle Obama.
Adams acknowledged that his philanthropic work is one of the most gratifying and important part of his life. Therefore, he felt honored to be included among the leaders in the field. He expressed gratitude to his wife, Gila, the IAC and the numerous Jewish organizations who are their partners. In its operations, the Milstein Family Foundation embraces the following principles of philanthropy philosophy as follows;
- Active Philanthropy– it involves Adam Milstein, his entire family and their staff investing not only money but also significant time and expertise in all programs, projects and organizations they support.
- Life Path Impact- He develops organizations and seeks funds to involve the companies target audience through different phases in life. The foundation accomplishes this by making programs for children, adolescents, and all phases of adulthood. This helps to create a connection with clients from all age groups and can grow with their customers.
- Philanthropic Synergy- Adam funds and guides charitable organizations to increase their impact.
Adam Milstein, chairman of the board of Israel American Council (IAC), is the co-founder of the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation. He offers philanthropic and charitable services to organizations, which help to strengthen the state of Israel and the relationship between U.S and Israel. Adam’s helpful services include consulting, fundraising to support education, pro-Israel advocacy and partnership development.
Adam sits on the Board of several organizations including Hasbara Fellowship, AISH Los Angeles, the Israel on Campus Coalition, AIPAC National Council, StandWithUs, Jewish Funders Network and the Los Angeles Board of Birthright Israel. He is the co-founder of the organization Sifriyat Pijama B’America, which offers free monthly books in Hebrew.