Adam Milstein; an Incredible Influence in the Jewish Community

The Jerusalem Post recently named the 50 Most Influential Jews of 2016. The periodical allowed readers to vote on the most influential Jewish community members. The results influenced the final decision.

It was no surprise to find Adam Milstein on the list. Milstein is National Chairman of the Israeli-American Council, a group that he co-founded in 2007. The Israeli-American Council is America’s fastest growing Jewish organization. A nonprofit organization founded in 2007, the mission of the IAC is to unite and engage the Israeli-American community. The IAC encourages activism, philanthropy, and a sense of community while actively supporting the needs of Israel.

Along with his wife Gila, Adam Milstein founded the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation. Igniting pride in Jewish youth is an important cause for the Milsteins; the couple has three daughters and three grandchildren.

Milstein joined forces with Haim Saban and Sheldon Adelson to organize the first Campus Maccabees Summit in Las Vegas, Nevada. Over 50 pro-Israel associations met to discuss putting an end to anti-Semitic groups on college campuses.

After serving his mandatory service, Milstein attended Technion where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in business and economics.

After marrying and moving to the United States, Milstein pursued his Master’s degree in business administration and began his career in commercial real estate. He is now a Managing Partner at Hager Pacific Properties, a commercial real estate firm that acquires, rehabilitates, and manages industrial and commercial real estate.

Source: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20161005006343/en/Jerusalem-Post-Names-Adam-Milstein-World%E2%80%99s-Top

John Goullet Loves to Lead

There are certain people out there that were born to lead and born to show others the ropes. It is ingrained in them and it is how they live their lives. John Goullet from Diversant is one of those people. When he sees a young person that wants to get their start in the IT world, he loves the chance to take him or her under his wing and show them how things are done and teach them how to do things the right way. It is something he truly relishes and enjoys. It shows in the way he works with them. He teaches them the fundamentals and stresses certain things. This way, when it is time for them to get out there and get a job with a Fortune 500 company, they will know how to handle it properly.

This is why Diversant decided to put him on their leadership and advisory board as principal executive. They knew he had the right mind and the right attitude for it. They also know he once ran his own company, Info Technologies, in which he helped Fortune 500 companies come up with solutions.

One big aspect that a lot of people overlook, but not John Goullet is the mental part of it and what is between their ears. In order to work for a Fortune 500 company, someone needs to be willing to deal with some jobs that might be incredibly stressful. However, they can’t let those get them down and they can’t let those get in their way. They have to be able to handle it like a professional. That is what Diversant and John Goullet gets them ready for when they enter the IT world. They want to make sure they have the mental fortitude to succeed in this line of work during the good days and the bad days.

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James Dondero Announces His Challenge Grant to Help Dallas Families

Recently, James Dondero, the Co-Founder and CEO of Highland Capital Management announced that he has given a challenge grant of $1 million dollars to The Family Place, an organization that helps individuals recover from family violence. Helping more than 2,000 victims annually is a big job, and the organization not only provides shelter for victims, but they also provide food and other life-changing services to these individuals.

The Family Place ran what is known as the Legacy Campaign, and it was designed to raise funds over the next six months to champion the project of expanding their facility and their services as well. The challenge behind the grant would encourage additional donations and support from other businessmen and women with a 50 percent match on funds up to $1 million.

Since Dondero’s announcement, The Family Place has continued to raise funds, equaling a total of $200,000 toward their goal, so things are moving quickly. The fundraising goal is currently set at $16.5 million and going strong. This is all in response to what the Mayor of Dallas Mike Rawlings had to say on the matter of family violence within the city.

James Dondero founded Highland Capital Management in 1993, along with this partner Mark Okada. HCM was designed to assist individuals that have high net worth as well as to serve individuals, businesses, and government agencies around the globe. Dondero has always made it a point to be involved in philanthropic organizations, and his challenge grant for The Family Place is just one of his amazing efforts to improve the life of families in the city of Dallas.

Highland Capital Management is a prestigious firm, managing more than $16 billion in assets around the world, along with their affiliate offices. The firm supports local organizations like The Family Place through its own philanthropic arm, known as the Highland Dallas Foundation.

More information on James Dondero:

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/james-dondero-appoints-new-president-of-institutional-products-for-highland-capital-management-300165627.html

http://www.insidermonkey.com/hedge-fund/highland+capital+management/173/

Sanjah Shah and Autism Rocks Reached More Than 600,000 Euros in Donations

Millions of children are diagnosed with autism each year, internationally. Autism is a disorder that affects mental development, communication and expression. Global researchers at institutions and organizations have spent years researching the cause, cure and treatment of the developmental disorder. Dubai set the month of April as its Autism Awareness Month, the perfect setting for Sanjah Shah Denmark and his loving family to host an Autism Rocks Concert. The event was held on the beginning of the month to raise awareness and funds for families and their children to join in on the festivities.

 

According to Gulf News (August 8th, 2016), each patron was charged 50 AED, which is approximately 13.62 in U.S. dollars to attend the event. Usha, wife of Sanjah Shah told News Xpress Autism Rocks was created to “make a difference in the lives of families with autistic children based personal experiences.” The Shah’s son was diagnosed with the developmental disorder, which is the inspiration behind them establishing Autism Rocks. Usha continued, stating that they wanted to bring more awareness of autism and encourage further research to determine the cause and develop a cure. Sanjah and Usha are passionate about Autism Rocks mission, realizing that the art of music is used for various treatments over the world.

 

Mr. Shah started his own brokerage company in 2009, after earning an accounting degree. Two years later, he found Solo Capital Partners LLP, which included the partnership of three directors. Mr. Shah was the first director of the firm and founded affiliates, Solo Group Holdings and Solo Capital LLC. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, he worked for banking institutions, Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch.

 

Sanjay Shah is the CEO and Founder of Solo Capital, a hedge fund management firm with locations in Dubai and London. He is retired and devoting much of his time overseeing Autism Rocks and the Autism Research Trust. Although, Mr. Shah is less active at Solo Capital, the firm net worth was $280 million in January 2016.

 

The latest event hosted by Sanjay Shah brings the total donations to over 600,000 Euros. The festival held in April included live performances from American rappers, Tyga and Flo Rider. Children enjoyed the day participating in activities for horseback riding, laser tagging, crazy golfing, face painting, and much more.

Read more about Sanjay Shah:

http://www.business.dk/emne/sanjay-shah