Adam Milstein puts his boundless energy into his Israeli-American cultural heritage. Born in Haifa, Israel, Milstein immigrated to the United States where he flourished as a real estate investor. He completed his Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California, and he enjoys mentoring Jewish small businesses and nonprofits.
The Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation
Adam and Gila Milstein incorporated their Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation in 2000 to strengthen their American-Israeli Jewish roots. Milstein’s Foundation invests in and stays involved in the Jewish nonprofits, programs, and projects it funds. The Milstein Family Foundation supports the following organizations for Jewish College students:
- Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity
- Chabad of Stanford University
- Hasbara fellowships
- Jewish Graduate Student Initiative
- Jewish Awareness Movement
Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life
In 2016, The Algemeiner Jewish newspaper named Adam Milstein one of the “Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life.” The Algemeiner recognized Milstein as a positive force improving the quality of Jewish life in the United States and Israel. His philanthropic foundation successfully transforms the lives of American Jews. Milstein invests in the following organizations:
- Bizrael trips, programs, and events
- American Society for Yad Vashem
- American Friends of Mager David Odom
- Hasbara Fellowships
- Committee for Middle East Reporting
- Scholars for Peace in the Middle East
The Adam Milstein Family Foundation teaches young emerging leaders the high ethical standards and proud traditions of Jews in Israel. It’s exhilarating to see great work performed by Jews internationally. The Milstein family promotes the use of the Hebrew language in the United States and sends 15,000 Israeli-Jewish-American magazines to its members annually.
Adam Milstein’s activist voice flows with motivational words and political views. He posts and tweets hundreds of inspirational messages to tens of thousands of people daily. He won’t hesitate to share his position on conversational news copy.
Untold News uses media to intrigue and inform the Jewish millennial about Israeli innovation. Taglit Birthrights Israel encourages every young Jew to make an educational trip to Israel. The Israel on Campus Coalition engages college professors to create positive change for their students.
Securus Technologies is known for their communications services to correctional facilities. They keep on developing new devices that the inmates can use, and they are also promoting software exclusive only to the highest officer inside the jail. They have created some of the most exciting technologies, and they are giving each prisoner a chance to see the machine. Securus Technologies has been growing tremendously since they were introduced, and now, Securus Technologies bought GovPayNet, a payment processing firm that handles the payments addressed to the government agencies. They think that the acquisition of GovPayNet would allow the simplification of the process needed to pay for fees.
Securus Technologies wanted to show the world that they can become one of the largest conglomerates on the planet, and they are also proud of the fact that more than $600 million is used just for the protection of the devices from Securus Technologies. However, there are still some issues when using the gadgets from Securus Technologies – they require the prisoner to have their accounts first. Asking to have the accounts replenished can be done through requests with the prisoner’s loved ones.
Securus Technologies and GovPayNet are looking forward to the relationships that will be created after the acquisition. They promised each other that they would be helping one another in times of need. Today, Securus Technologies keep on providing the needs of everyone who are living in their area of concern. The company stated that they will always be researching about the best trends in investing, and they are hoping that more people will be interested in using both the services from Securus Technologies and GovPayNet.
After his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer, Eric Lefkofsky was very alarmed at the very inefficient way the healthcare industry used digital technology for patient data collection. He decided this had to be remedied immediately. Thus, Tempus was born. Tempus came up with a digital device that call’s up an individual patient’s clinical and molecular data immediately. They were very capable of manufacturing the machines. It was harder to get the data to fill those machines. Once they streamlined that procedure, Tempus began to revolutionize the medical industry.
Lefkofsky graduated from the University of Michigan’s law school in 1993. After graduation, he and a friend bought an apparel company. It was a success and only the beginning of entrepreneurship for Leftkofsky. In the years since he has started many more companies. His most successful and most well known is probably Groupon for which he remains the Chairman. Other very successful companies that he has founded include Uptake Technologies, Mediaocean, Echo Global Logistics, and InnerWorkings.
Lefkofsky is also involved in philanthropic endeavors. In 2006 he founded the Lefkofsky Family Foundation to raise funds and support for various international charities and scientific studies. Lefkofsky also sits on the board of directors of Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Museum of Science and Industry. He is also a trustee of Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Lefkofsky is co-Chairman of World Business Chicago’s Technology Council.
In addition, Lefkofsky in an educator. He is currently an adjunct professor at the University of Chicago as a teacher of entrepreneurship and instruction on building technology-based businesses. Past teaching assignments have included teaching Applied Technology at DePaul University and at Northwestern University. His professional life has been marked by much success, but not everything has gone according to his plans. In 2008, he was part of a committee whose goal was to bring the Summer Olympics to Chicago in 2016.