Adam Milstein: Leading the Way on Charitable Fundraising

One of the leaders in pro-Israel American politics and society, Adam Milstein is the co-founder of the Israeli-American Council in Los Angeles in 2007. Still a chairman of the board he has helped the organization expand to twelve different regions covering the United States.

He and his Gila are the founders of the Milstein Family Foundation, which helps connect Americans with Jewish heritage to their heritage and to Israel. Gila Milstein herself founded the organization Stand By Me, which is dedicated to helping Israeli-Americans battling cancer. The two spend much of their time helping various Jewish non-profits and charities operating by dedicating their knowledge and experience in a hands-on fashion quite freely.

With so many charities to help fund, Adam Milstein is trying to tackle the problem of keeping revenue flowing where it is needed. To this end he formed the Donor Forum. The Donor Forum seeks to help both non-profits and donors alike by allowing the charities to make quick, 15-minute presentations directly to the donors.

By promoting this direct interaction between donor and charity Adam Milstein allows both parties to interact and get to know one another, fostering a better sense of the trust in the people running the charity. It also helps cut down on the lengthy time most charities have to wait for their donations. Since it can take months or even years for promised charity funding to get where it needs, Adam Milstein wanted to “cut out the middle man” so to speak and allow donors to give directly to charities they want to support.

To be a member of the Donor Forum you must promise to give $10,000 a year to the charities that present to them. This makes sure that not only does the money go directly to the charity, but that there will be donations on a regular basis.

Presenters are selected by a committee that screens them to make sure they are doing what they say they are doing with donation money and then selects those presenter based on perceived need. If this method works more charities may adopt the process.

Daniel Taub Puts Family First in Every Situation

For most people who work in a demanding job like the ambassador position, it can be hard to put family first. They may not be able to help their family in the way they would like and that can be difficult for them. Daniel Taub did not have that problem. In fact, he felt his position actually made him better at what he was doing for his family and for the people who he had always been dedicated to. In a recent interview, he talked about the advice he had for others. The biggest piece of advice he could give was to always put family first.


If Daniel Taub was going to make things easier on people, the family first advice is what gave him the ability to make sure he was helping others. In fact, it allowed him the chance to try different things while he was working on his own and made it easier for him to do his best in the career he had. Even now that he is not the ambassador, Daniel Taub continues to put his family first. If he is able to give them the help they need and always offer them new opportunities, Daniel Taub is confident he can do his best for them.


While he is putting his family first, he also likes to treat himself. He isn’t afraid to get dessert and will often try new things that others may scoff at. He believes doing this is the only way to live his life with no regrets so he can make things better in the future. Daniel Taub has tried to give his attention to people who were in different situations and to people who were doing their best to make sure they could provide new opportunities for those who were a part of the community he was helping.


For Daniel Taub to do this, he had to try and help people first. He started out his career very young and just grew it from there. He is an intelligent person but also knows how to do things in a practical way. While he was a soldier, he still remained focused on his academics. He likes to learn and believes that reading books is one of the easiest ways for people to get smarter while they are trying to expand the knowledge they have of the world around them and with them.  Learn more: