Adam Milstein and active philanthropy are synonymous. He and his wife, Gila, founded the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation (MFF), which aims to combat all forms of bigotry in the U.S. Adam is a thought leader focusing on strengthening American and Judeo-Christian values.
Introducing Adam Milstein
Adam Milstein was born in Haifa, Israel, and grew up during a time of great turmoil and change within the state of Israel which was just established. At eighteen years old, he joined the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) and fought in the 1973 Yom Kippur War.
After proudly completing his military service, Adam married Gila and had two daughters before uprooting their life to America to pursue new opportunities. The Milsteins settled in Los Angeles in 1981. There, they had a third daughter and pursued a successful life in business and philanthropic work.
Adam received his B.Sc. from the Technion, the Israeli Institute of Technology, his MBA at USC, and became a successful real estate investor. Together, him and his wife created the Milstein Family Foundation (MFF)
A Closer Look at the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation
MFF is “dedicated to safeguarding Israel and America’s shared values — freedom, human rights, and democracy — and strive to work to eradicate the common enemies who threaten these values.”
The foundation’s mission is to connect and empower coalitions with like-minded organizations that combat antisemitism and the common enemies of America and the Jewish people.
The three core principles of the foundation are: active giving, strategic force multiplication, and philanthropic synergy.
— Active giving : Devoting time and resources to like-minded organizations
— Strategic force multiplication: Encouraging partnerships between donors and organizations
— Philanthropic synergy: Facilitating and maintaining collaborations between organizations with similar missions
“We don’t only give money to dozens of organizations who do good work in their fields,” says Milstein, “but we also invest time, experience, vision, and personal connections to support them and launch new initiatives to fill the existing gaps.”
Organizations MFF Supports
Over the past twenty years, the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation supports a wide variety of organizations. Some of the most notable include:
— Taglit – Birthright Israel: Birthright Israel provides free ten-day trips to Israel for Jewish young adults ages 18 to 26. The foundation has been a major supporter of this program, which aims to strengthen ties between the Jewish people and their homeland.
— Zachor Legal Institute: A legal think tank and advocacy organization taking the lead in the legal battle against antisemitism and the BDS movement.
– Israeli-American Council (IAC): a community organization that provides a home for Americans from Israeli descent.
These are just a few examples of the many organizations that MFF supports. By supporting these groups, the foundation is helping to ensure a better future for the Jewish people and Israel.
How Can You Get Involved in Supporting These Causes?
If you are an advocate for pro-Israel causes and believe in upholding American values, then you may choose to support some of the organizations supported by MFF. You can also contact MFF or follow it social media to stay up to date on their latest news and initiatives. If you know someone who is affiliated with one of the organizations the foundation supports, be sure to let them know about the great work the foundation is doing. There are many ways for you to get involved in supporting MFF’s work. If you want to make a difference in the world, then the foundation is a great place to start.