Adam Milstein is a true American success story. After spending his youth overseas, Milstein came to the US as a student. After completing his studies at USC, Milstein made a name for himself in the world of commercial real estate. Since that time, he has made it his focus to give back.
Israel and America’s Jewish community are two things that are very close to Milstein’s heart. Milstein himself was born in Haifa. He is the co-founder of the Israeli-American Council, which is dedicated to strengthening the relationship between the two countries. It also seeks to educate and build connections between the youth in both countries. Milstein’s Israeli and American identities are both dear to his heart. He wants to pass on the best of each of them.
With his wife, he started the Adam and Gila Milstein Foundation. They tackle a number of important issues, and they do it in a unique way. The Milstein’s Foundation doesn’t just give money. They also spend time strategizing, advising and working with other non-profit organizations. The foundation provides services for all ages. Everyone from babies to senior citizens has benefited from this foundation’s giving.
Adam Milstein believes education is important. That’s one major focus of his work. He also thinks that experience is a great teacher. That’s one reason he’s such a big supporter of Birthright trips. As he ages, Milstein has also seeked to inspire the next generation of activists. Because of this, he’s started The Adam Milstein Podcast. On his program, Milstein speaks with other philanthropists, elected officials and even artists.
Adam Milstein has built a legacy of giving back over the past few decades. Time has not slowed him down. Milstein continues to find new ways to educate and give back to the public. He’s excited by technological advances that have made it possible to reach more people than the traditional foundation model allows.
Naomi Elaine Campbell was born in Streatham, South London in May of 1970. She was the daughter of a Jamaican ballet dancer, Valerie Morris. At a very young age they lived in Rome, where her mother performed as a modern dancer. Shortly after, Naomi returned to London to live with relatives while her mother traveled Europe with the dance group Fantastica. Her childhood was anything but Ordinary. At the age of 7, Naomi performed in Bob Marley’s Music Video for the famous song “Is This Love”. Her appearance sparked interest in performing arts. At 10 years old, she was accepted into the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts, where she would follow her mother’s footsteps, and practice the art of Ballet.
Over the next few years, Naomi’s triumph grew consecutively. From walking the catwalk for designers like Gianni Versace, Azzedine Alaïa, and Isaac Mizrahi , to posing for photographers such as Peter Lindbergh, Herb Ritts, and Bruce Weber, Naomi Campbells name grew quite popular. Not only sought after for her breathtaking poses and looks, but she also became a large advocate for diversity on the runways. She was the first black model to appear on the cover of TIME magazine, French Vogue and Russian Vogue. Naomi was also the first British black model to appear on the cover of British Vogue.
Among all the fashion and fame, Campbell was also responsible for a rather large amount of fundraising and charity work in South Africa. In 1997 Nelson Mandela named her “Honorary Granddaughter” for her endless activism. In 2005, Naomi founded Fashion For Relief and held its first charity fashion show to raise money for victims of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. Since the first show, Fashion For Relief has spread widely across the globe, ultimately raising millions of dollars for numerous causes.
Today, Naomi Cambell manages several different businesses such as Scoop Models and Priscillas
Model Management. She still struts her stuff on every catwalk presented, and never stops advocating Diversity and equality for all. She has become a role model to many, and a savior to many more.