Richtopia is a London-based publication which releases an annual list of the 200 Most Influential Do-Gooders in the World. Adam Milstein, an Israeli-American who lives in Southern California, was #187 on this list. His listing took into account is influential Twitter and Facebook accounts which have garnered many fans across the United States and Israel. He was also put on this list as he is the co-founder of the Israeli-American Council and serves as this nonprofit’s organization’s Chairman of the Board.
When receiving this recognition, Adam Milstein released a statement saying how important philanthropy is in his life and how honored he felt. He also thanked his wife, Gila, as well as the other individuals and organizations that support Israeli-Americans and the State of Israel.
Other names on this exclusive and prestigious list includes such well-known people as Mark Zuckerberg, Warren Buffett, Ashton Kutcher, Oprah Winfrey, Barack Obama, and Bill and Melinda Gates.
Another nonprofit that Adam founded, along with Gila, was the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation. Their foundation was established in order to provide strength to Jewish People in both the US and Israel. They also empower pro-Israel Americans with the knowledge they need to be effective advocates for their strongly held beliefs. Their foundation is also a strong supporter of the ties that exist between the United States and Israel which strengthen and protect both countries.
After emigrating to the United States in 1981, Adam Milstein attended the University of Southern California in order to earn his MBA. Upon graduation in 1983 he became a commercial real estate broker and, after three years, became a real estate investor himself when he founded Hager Pacific Properties. He is this company’s Managing Partner and handles all of its accounting and investing needs.
Adam Milstein is on the board of a large number of pro-Israel nonprofits. Among these are the Jewish Funders Network, the Los Angeles Board of Birthright Israel, Hasbara Fellowships, and StandWithUs. He splits his time between working on his company, serving on the boards of these nonprofits, and engaging in philanthropy efforts through his family’s foundation.
Philanthropist Extraordinaire James Dondero is always lending his support to some worthwhile cause or the other. This time he has come forward to help the internationally renowned Dallas Zoo which had been without hippos for a while get that popular animal back.
Dallas denizens are overjoyed that hippos are back in the zoo after a decade and a half thanks to the help rendered by Dondero. This was made possible by a very generous donation of $1 million made by Dondero through his investment firm Highland Capital Management. This helped construct the large Highland Capital Lodge to serve as the hippos’ habitat as well as provide a fantastic viewing area for visitors to the zoo.
Additionally, there is provision for organizing private event facilitations there, the proceeds from which go to further improvement of the zoo. The sterling philanthropic efforts made by Dondero haven’t gone unnoticed with his company finding pride of place amongst the 2015 list of Best Places to Work.
Apart from the Dallas Zoo contribution which has rightly caught national attention, Dondero and his organization contribute a whopping $3 million to various charities throughout the country. Prominent among them are American Heart Association, the George W Bush Presidential Library and Museum, Perot Museum of Nature and Science, American Heart Association, the George W Bush Presidential Library and Museum and the Centre of Brain Health and the Centre of Brain Health.
Dondero does not stop at just giving money, he gives his personal time too and mentors and guides many of the charitable efforts that he is involved in. It is not surprising therefore to find that he is a very highly regarded member of the community, much loved for his untiring efforts to serve as many people as he can.
James Dondero is an inspiration not just to the people working for him, the charitable organizations that he is associated with, but also by the rest of his countrymen. It is the untiring efforts of people like him that make America the truly great nation that it is. Dondero and his ilk will of course untiringly continue with their good work.
Arthur Becker is one of the seasoned entrepreneurs in the world today who have made quite an impact in the industries they have been involved in. Mr. Becker is famously known for his involvement with technology application management products and has worked with NaviSite and Vera Wang Fashion Company. Over the past few years, Arthur Becker has also shown interest in the real estate industry thanks to an innovative model that is taking the industry by storm.
Currently, Mr. Becker is the patriarch and CEO of Madison Partners, the company that handles his real estate investment. Madison Partners real estate model is quite simple. Since 2011 Arthur has been involved in the residential development of old townhouses where he buys, renovates them and either sells or leases back these properties. Although the model is new in the real estate industry, it has been able to attract a lot of attention forcing the business executive to expand his company’s horizons to include markets such a Florida and New York. During a recent interview with inspirery, Arthur Becker unveiled some secrets on how he has been able to succeed in his line of work and his inspirations behind Madison Partners. You can visit Ideamensch to know more.
According to the interview by Huffington Post, it is evident that Arthur Becker draws inspiration for his business from his daily activities. For instance, Madison Partners was born out of his many years’ involvement with Vera Wang Fashion Company. With the little knowledge, he learned about fashion and design, Mr. Arthur Becker was able to replicate this idea to the real estate industry hence building a robust and innovative business model for Madison Partners.
For most people, more so those starting out new business model, doubt are always a common denominator, this, however, was not the case for Mr. Becker. Arthur Becker advises startups and entrepreneurs to have adequate knowledge of any business model they are planning to undertake. By knowing, all the ropes of the trade, an individual will be able to eliminate all doubts at the back of their mind.
Working hard and smart is what determines success to Mr. Becker and is entirely what has made him excel this far in the business. In addition to hard work and experience, Becker is a well-educated and has a degree in BA from Bennington College.
See more: https://therealdeal.com/2016/08/30/tech-mogul-arthur-becker-gets-trio-of-townhouses-for-stake-in-soho-project/