About Our Founding Donors, Jennifer & David Millstone
Jennifer Millstone is a noted advocate for criminal justice reform. She is actively involved in various civic and philanthropic endeavors and currently serves as vice chair of the 92nd Street Y board of directors and as a member of the board of directors of the Partnership for Public Service. Earlier in her career, Jennifer was a senior analyst at Kroll Associates and worked at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, the Innocence Project, and the NYC Department of Investigations. She is a graduate of Yale College and Harvard Law School and is a member of the New York Bar.
David Millstone is Co-Chief Executive Officer of Standard Industries, a privately held global industrial business, with more than 20,000 employees and operations in more than 80 countries. Standard’s businesses span a broad array of holdings, technologies and investments, encompassing world-class building solutions, performance materials, real estate, and next-generation solar technology. Standard comprises the operating companies GAF, BMI, Grace, GAF Energy, Siplast, SGI and Schiedel, as well as Standard Investments and Winter Properties. David is a graduate of Yale College and Harvard Law School and currently serves on the University Council at Yale, the Board of Advisors of the Harvard Law School Program on Corporate Governance and the Board of Trustees of the Wildlife Conservation Society.
Together, Jennifer and David are proud to support the Millstone Scholars program and additional Tikvah initiatives advancing a foundational Jewish education for 7th and 8th grade students. They believe—as the parents of four young daughters, and informed by their own early and deeply influential Jewish educations—that this age group is primed to embark on a lifetime of intellectual engagement with the great ideas and leaders of Jewish, Zionist, and American civilization. Ultimately, they hope that the discussions that begin in Tikvah seminars invite reflection, further inquiry, and continued conversation in all aspects of participants’ lives, from classrooms to athletic fields to dinner tables. The Millstones live with their daughters, the eldest of whom has been a Tikvah scholar since the eighth grade, in Colorado.
Rabbi Abraham Unger, Ph.D.
Director of Regional Education