(Pictured left to right: Mark's son Steven, his mother Elizabeth, Mark, and his wife Jane)
Eden Prairie, MN (April 4, 2017) – Vikings Owner/President Mark Wilf was recognized as a “Visionary Leader” during the Jewish Telegraph Agency’s (JTA) Centennial Gala on Monday, April 3, at the Museum of Jewish Heritage.
Wilf, who has served as owner/president of the team since 2005, was honored during the 100-year celebration for his professional and philanthropic leadership, as well as his consistent dedication to the JTA’s journalistic endeavors. Most recently that commitment included Wilf’s assistance with the merger that created JTA’s new parent organization, 70 Faces Media.
“On behalf of each and every Minnesota Vikings employee, we are excited and proud to hear Mark will be named a ‘visionary leader’ by the Jewish Telegraph Agency,” said Vikings Chief Operating Officer Kevin Warren. “We can attest to Mark’s leadership at the Vikings, where he has provided all staff an opportunity to work and thrive in a healthy and supportive environment. Mark epitomizes family values and has created a culture where we truly feel like a family.”
Wilf joined the JTA Board of Directors in 2002 and now serves on the Executive Committee of 70 Faces Media. He has served as United Jewish Communities National Campaign Chair, United Jewish Appeal National Young Leadership Cabinet Chair and as President of the Jewish Federation of Central New Jersey. Currently he chairs the Jewish Federations of North America national initiative that addresses the needs of impoverished Holocaust survivors living in the United States.
Founded in 1917, JTA is committed to providing news, opinion and conversation about Jews wherever they live, alerting the world to the dangers they face, celebrating their achievements and remaining an unbiased, inclusive chronicler of their communities and institutions. During its anniversary year, JTA is highlighting the highs and lows of the Jewish story as it was told by its journalists, from some of the first and most extensive accounts of the horrors of the Nazi genocide, to an hour-by-hour chronicle of the founding of Israel, to contemporary explorations of the events and ideas shaping the lives of today’s Jews.
For more information, please visit www.jta100.org.