Entrepreneur and philanthropist Adam Milstein has been working with StandWithUs for many years and he’s been pleased to be a part of the competition committee of “Inspired by Israel,” a video competition for people to show their patriotism for Israel. Milstein is from Israel and has even served in the Israeli army and now he’s encouraging young people to show their colors for the nation. The competition has many incentives including $20,000 in cash prizes culminating in the ultimate $8,000 prize for the winner. All videos are posted at IsraelVideoNetwork.com and are open for the public to vote on for 10 days. Milstein is hopeful this competition will show the world just how important Israel’s contributions have been.
Adam Milstein is the Managing Partner of one of the US’s largest real estate broker companies, Hager Pacific Properties. He’s been in real estate since 1981 and has led the company along with David Hager in the acquisition of properties in California, Illinois, Texas and Wisconsin. Before entering the real estate market, Milstein lived in Israel and worked for several years in building framing. His parents had moved to the new nation back in 1948 and raised three sons of which Adam was the oldest. Both he and his father are veterans with Adam’s father serving in the navy during the war of independence, and Adam’s time came in the 1973 Yom Kippur War. Adam got his bachelor’s degree from the Israeli Institute of Technology (Technion) and his master’s from USC.
Adam Milstein married Gila Elgrably and has raised three daughters and also has grandchildren. Adam and Gila believe in three principles of active philanthropy, path life impact and philanthropic synergy which have been the Milstein Family Foundation’s cornerstones. They’ve devoted not only financial but personal support for every Jewish group tied to the foundation and are also the leaders of the Hebrew language and Jewish heritage education foundation Sifriyat Pijama B’America. Adam Milstein is the president of the Israeli-American Council and he also works with Hillel International, SPME, AIPAC, The American Israel Education Foundation, UN Watch, Hasbara Fellowships and StandWithUs.
The Family Place’s capital campaign gained a new momentum after James Dondero announced that he will award the organization $1 million challenge grant. The grant is directed to see the organization raise its targeted $2.8 million Legacy Campaign within the coming six months. This notification was made during it’s the Texas Trailblazer Awards Luncheon that was held at the famous Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas.
Dondero explained that his firm, Highland Dallas Foundation Inc, will be tasked to administer the grant. With approximately $2.8 million that was needed to achieve the campaign fundraising objective of attaining $16.5 million, the grant is seen as a big boost.
The move by Dondero comes amid recent call-to-action messages by both Dallas mayor and the police chief requesting the community to help solve family violence, which is becoming a life-threatening issue in Dallas.
He expressed his gratitude for the efforts employed by the Family Place to source out for philanthropic support, maintaining that carrying out such a campaign in one year is very plausible. This campaign was started with the sole aim of enhancing the creation of a new counseling center in Dallas. Dallas Counseling Center is meant to cater for family violence victims. The counseling center will be named in honor of the late American Civil Rights activist, Ann Moody. The place is designed to incorporate a medical and dental clinic, 13 shelter bedrooms to handle emergencies, and a centralized hotline center. Dondero has continued to support the community through financial and moral support.
About James Dondero
Mr. Dondero has more than 30 years of experience in credit and equity markets. He graduated from the University of Virginia, and is the co-founder and president of the Highland Capital Management. He began his flourishing career as an analyst in the Morgan Guaranty Training Program in 1984. He later joined the American Express as a corporate bond analyst, and later became the portfolio manager.
Currently, Dondero is the chair of various organizations such as the CCS Medical, Nexbank and Cornerstone Healthcare. He was once a corporate bond analyst and a portfolio manager at the American Express. He later served as a board of member for other organizations such as the American Banknote.