“By embracing the principles of active philanthropy, funding projects with an eye to their life-path impact, and looking to build synergies between organizations, the Milstein Family Foundation will continue our work of igniting pride and courage in the next generation of our community leaders”
Milstein is No. 31 on the list of the most influential philanthropists, particularly at being pro-active, based on his Twitter and Facebook accounts. He is a co-founder and Chairman of the Israeli-American Council (IAC), and a leader in many other prominent Jewish organizations, including StandWithUs, Israel on Campus Coalition, Hasbara Fellowships, and AIPAC.
Last year, Richtopia named Milstein No. 187 for his thought leadership in shaping pro-active global philanthropy and social media entrepreneurship. He has also been named one of the 50 Most Influential Jewish figures by The Jerusalem Post, one of the Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life by The Algemeiner and one of the 25 Most Influential People on Jewish Twitter by the JTA.
Other philanthropists on the Richtopia list include business leaders-turned-philanthropists such as Warren Buffet, Elon Musk, Bill and Melinda Gates, Eric Trump, Marc Benioff, Jeff Bezos, and Mark Zuckerberg, as well as other highly influential public figures such as Oprah Winfrey, J.K. Rowling, Arianna Huffington, Tim Ferris, Ellen DeGeneres, Magic Johnson, Ashton Kutcher, and Russell Simmons.
“Since my wife Gila and I embarked on our philanthropic journey, our lives have been enriched in more ways than we could have ever imagined. We fully embrace the joy of giving back just as we employ the social media platforms that help philanthropists amplify our impact around the world,” Milstein said. “I am honored to be included on this prestigious list and hope to set an example for, and inspire, the next generation of Jewish leaders looking to make an impact.”
The Milstein Family Foundation advances a mission built on three pillars: strengthening the United States, the US-Israel alliance, and the State of Israel—the homeland of the Jewish people.
“By embracing the principles of active philanthropy, funding projects with an eye to their life-path impact, and looking to build synergies between organizations, the Milstein Family Foundation will continue our work of igniting pride and courage in the next generation of our community leaders,” Milstein said.