Adam Milstein is a philanthropist who is redefining how philanthropy is done. The Israeli-American businessman does a lot of active philanthropy. This is when the philanthropist actually gets involved in the charitable activities or organizations that he supports.
Rather than just writing a check, active philanthropy involves participating in an active role in the charity or non-profit. Sometimes, a philanthropist provides consultation or his time to a group and that is enough on its own as a form of support. Adam Milstein supports his charities in both ways, financially and actively.
In addition to being a highly active philanthropist, Adam Milstein pursues synergistic partnerships when he supports charities. Synergy means that the effect of something is multiplied when combined or cooperated on. By seeking synergistic partnerships with other philanthropists and donors the charitable impact and work done by Adam Milstein and his partners is greatly multiplied. This helps charities do more and reach more people. It is a win-win situation that other philanthropists and activists should seek to emulate in the realm of philanthropy and activism.
At the heart of Adam Milstein’s philanthropic work is the promotion and preservation of Jewish values and culture. Also at the heart of his work is his strong support of his second home, the Jewish state of Israel. One of the ways that Adam Milstein is supporting the Jewish state of Israel and Jewish values is through the launching of the Adam Milstein podcast. The podcast is an informative show that features Israeli politicians, pro Israel activists, fellow philanthropists such as himself and Jews from all walks of life that support Israel and fight against antisemitic and anti-Israel movements such as BDS.
Adam Milstein also contributes regularly to publications such as the HuffPost and Jerusalem Post on matters concerning Israel and Jewish issues. He also has his own foundation called the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation. His foundation has given millions of dollars in support to groups such as Jerusalem U, Prager U and Hasbara scholarships.