Constance J. Milstein was named Chairman of the French-American Cultural Foundation in spring 2015. As a philanthropist and patron of the arts, Milstein is well-known in the Washington, DC area, and serves on the Board of Directors of the National Symphony Orchestra; as a Board member of Ford’s Theatre in Washington, DC; and as a Trustee of the Washington National Opera. Milstein also sits on the Boards of Blue Star Families, and CURE (Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy), a non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure for epilepsy.
Recognizing the plight of enslaved and trafficked children, Milstein serves as Chairman of The Kailash Satyarthi’s US Children’s Foundation, doing her part to raise awareness of this most egregious violation of human rights and to draw private and public support to eradicate it worldwide.
The start-ups she has founded are helping solve some of the most persistent problems that face our communities. In 2014, she co-founded the Dog Tag Bakery, a unique social enterprise that has created a vibrant business devoted to providing critical education and training opportunities for wounded veterans and their spouses seeking to make their entrepreneurial dreams a reality. Connie Milstein was also the driving force behind the creation of the Vivian and Seymour Milstein Family Heart Center, at New York Presbyterian Hospital, where she has been a Trustee since 2000. The Milstein family’s generosity also permitted the construction of the Constance Milstein and Family Global Academic Center, inaugurated in 2012, which houses New York University’s Washington, DC campus, and attests to her long time support of education and the university community.
In addition, Milstein is also a Board Member Emeritus of Refugees International and a member of the Board of Overseers of the Seton Hall University School of Diplomacy. She is a co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Humpty Dumpty Institute (HDI), which provides sustainable solutions to humanitarian and development challenges. Milstein, a proud mother and grandmother, resides in Washington, DC.