From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - View original article
Mark Wilf is in his 10th season as Owner/President of the Minnesota Vikings, playing a key role in the development of the business aspects of the Vikings and in organizing the leadership of the franchise to mirror the proven family model the Wilf family has implemented in other successful ventures.
As President, Mark manages day-to-day operations and directs all business departments of the Vikings. He also plays a leadership role in the stadium development process.
Since taking ownership in 2005, Mark and his brother Zygi Wilf (Owner/Chairman) have focused on three primary areas: providing the best game day experience possible for Vikings fans, enhancing the civic and business involvement of the franchise, and bringing a championship to Minnesota. Under the Wilfs’ direction, the Vikings have made strides in all facets, including establishing what will be one of the best game day experiences in the NFL following the construction of a state-of-the art multi-use stadium in downtown Minneapolis. In addition, the Wilfs led conversations with other NFL owners regarding bringing a future Super Bowl to the state, an effort that resulted in Minnesota winning the bid for Super Bowl LII in 2018.
Advocating generous philanthropy and advancing causes with special meaning is standard practice for Mark. As a longtime supporter of the Jewish community, Mark and his family are among the largest financial supporters of Yad Vashem, the Holocaust memorial museum in Israel. Mark has previously served as the National Campaign Chairman for the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) and is currently vice chair of their board of trustees. Most recently, he was appointed by JFNA to lead a new initiative that addresses the needs of impoverished Holocaust survivors living in the United States. Mark, along with his brother Zygi, serve as Trustees of Yeshiva University.
Mark earned his bachelor’s degree from Princeton University, where he served as the radio voice of Princeton Tigers football and basketball. He later graduated from the New York University School of Law before becoming a principal in the family business. He and his wife Jane, who is also heavily involved in philanthropic activities, have four children.