Making A Difference Where It Counts

Many people dream of living a life that is rewarding and also makes a positive impact on others. It is important to develop an uplifting personal situation so that the people within the surrounding community feel a positive vibe. Winning friends makes it easier to gather the support that is needed to accomplish ambitious goals. Adam Milstein has been able to continuously rise to levels of success throughout his career and personal life. His humble beginnings are the foundation that provide the strength needed to carry out many difficult task. His work in philanthropy has been studied and provides a blueprint for other organizations who wish to make an effective difference in their environment.

Adam Milstein is a native of Israel. He is the son of a real estate developer. Adam spent time in the Israeli Army and attended college soon after. He later joined his father’s company and began to develop projects throughout his local community. Adam eventually moved to the United States with his wife and children. He settled in California where he obtained a master’s degree from the University of Southern California. Adam forged a successful career which began as a real estate agent.

Adam Milstein has done great work in philanthropy. He and his wife Gila launched The Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation in an effort to strengthen the Jewish community. The foundation provides services that assist Jewish people on many levels. It is designed to observe the process of individual development and provide the training and resources that are needed to assist each person in maximizing their potential. Adam believes that effective philanthropy is done in a hands-on manner. It is important to know the needs of the community that is being served. There must also be careful attention paid to the allocation of resources. Accountability is crucial when gauging success. Community activist must understand how its program is directly affecting those they are trying to help. Adam’s three philanthropic principles are: Active Philanthropy, Life Path Impact and Philanthropic Synergy. These concepts are thoroughly applied when Adam and his wife are looking to get involved in a situation that fits their Foundation.

Jason Hope, Philanthropist

Jason Hope of ArizonaIf you’re looking for a great philanthropist in Scottsdale, AZ, look no farther than Jason Hope. Jason Hope is someone who has made his mark on the city through his giving and through his involvement in internet entrepreneur activities. He is someone who is a true role model, and his giving has recently taken itself to a new level.

He has a longtime commitment of being involved with The Boys and Girls Club, and he’s known for his giving in his community. Recently, though, Jason Hope just donated half a million dollars to the SENS Foundation, which is a foundation known for its commitment to getting rid of age-related diseases. It is a veritable charity, for sure, and Jason Hope (@jasonhope) is hopeful that his gift will be used for the greater good.

The SENS Foundation has pledged to give Hope’s money to the use of finding a cure for hypertension, which is something that many people suffer from as they get older. He is part of this, too, and his statement about the use of his money was charitable and honest. The SENS Foundation is known for working on cures for things like Alzheimer’s, and they have made themselves known as a leader in this field.

Keep Reading: Jason Hope Helps Push Anti-Aging Efforts Forward

If you have always wanted to be part of something like this, I highly suggest donating to STEM. They can put your money to good use, like they have put Hope’s money to good use.

So, take a cue from Jason Hope, and donate to SENS. His philanthropy can truly be an example for all of us, and his giving to this organization is just another showing of how compelling a giving person can be in his life.

Find Jason Hope on Facebook or read his blog for more information.

Dick DeVos Makes a High-profile Appointment

Dick DeVos has appointed a new CEO to manage The Stow Company Inc., a premier firm that specializes in custom home storage as well as organizational products. Phil Dolci was brought on board at the beginning of the month of April 2016 to lead the Holland based-manufacturer, a subsidiary of the Windquest Group. The Windquest Group (owned by Dick DeVos and his wife) is based in the Grand Rapids area. The couple is famous for their unconditional philanthropic support, political activism, and education reform.


Phil Dolci


Dolci is an astute leader with vast experience in the manufacture and marketing of consumer products. His recent executive position was at Cross Corporation, a trusted international designer, manufacturer, and provider of shooting sports’ products. Dolci will replace Frank Newman (67), who will retire, and transition to the firm’s board of advisors as a member.


Dick DeVos’ facts


He is an entrepreneur cum philanthropist following his father’s footsteps, who was the co-founder of Amway. From 1993 to 2002, Dick served as CEO of consumer goods Distribution Company (Amway Corporation) and in 2006; he ran for the governor of Michigan but lost to the Democratic candidate, Jennifer Granholm. In 2002, he was listed by Forbes magazine as the 67th richest person in the U.S., with a net worth of about $5.1billion.


Family Business


DeVos gained experience from Amway, his family business. DeVos and his brother (Doug) were tapped as mini hosts, assigned to greet attendees at Amway’s annual conventions, among other jobs like clearing plates during gatherings to playing tennis or waterski. That evolved to speaking in front of investors and offering product demonstrations. Hanging around the company was their social activity.


While working with Amway, DeVos held leading positions in various divisions like research and development, manufacturing, sales, and finance. In 1984, he became the company’s vice president responsible for the daily operations of the firm in 18 nations. Under DeVos’ reliable guidance, the company opened new markets and tripled global sales to exceed domestic sales. When DeVos was the president and CEO of the Orlando Magic Basketball franchise in 1991, Larry Guest wrote that civic and entrepreneurs in Grand Rapids considered DeVos marvelous, polite, compassionate, honorable, community-conscious, and intelligent. DeVos knew that sustainability is not just an environmental concept, but also an economic one. He was aware that if certain approaches were not economically viable, they would not be sustainable.