As an active philanthropist and business owner, Adam Milstein is a very busy person. His company, Hager Pacific Properties, is a company in Southern California with properties all over America. As a philanthropist, he is focused on issues that affect Israeli-Americans and the state of Israel. He has said that his philanthropy makes his day-to-day work at his company more satisfying and fulfilling and that both of these activities go hand-in-hand very well.
Adam Milstein grew up in Israel. He was a member of the IDF and was actively serving during the Yom Kippur War. Afterward he attended the Technion and graduated in 1978. He soon made his way to the United States where he earned an MBA by attending Southern California University. He was a real estate commercial broker for about three years before deciding to invest in properties himself. That was when he founded Hager Pacific Properties and became its managing partner. His role at the company is to manage the company’s finances and day-to-day activities.
There are a large number of Israeli-American nonprofits that Adam Milstein is affiliated with. He has served on the board of a broad number of nonprofit organizations including the Jewish Funders Network, AIPAC National Council, Israel on Campus Coalition, and Hasbara Fellowships among others. He is also one of the co-founders of the Israeli-American Council and serves as its national chairman. In this role he advocates about issues important to Israeli-Americans and the ties that bind the state of Israel and the United States together in many important ways.
The Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation is the organization that Adam and his wife, Gila, established in order to financially support the causes that are important to them. They have supported well over 200 separate organizations over the years. They have also paid the costs of over 1,000 students visiting Israel in order to learn more about it. Their main focus is on educating young Israeli-Americans about their roots and the importance of the state of Israel in their lives and the broader community.