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Minnesota Vikings owner Mark Wilf honored as ‘Visionary Leader’

Minnesota Vikings owner and president Mark Wilf was honored earlier this week by a Jewish media outlet for his philanthropic leadership.

Mark Wilf still wants to see his Minnesota Vikings win a Super Bowl, a goal that has eluded him and Zygi Wilf since they bought the team in 2005, but earlier this week Mark was honored by the Jewish Telegraph Agency as a “Visionary Leader” in his professional and philanthropic endeavors.

The acknowledgement came at the JTA’s Centennial Gala at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. 

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The JTA also recognized Wilf for his “consistent dedication to the JTA’s journalistic endeavors.” Wilf recently assisted with a 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.

JTA’s vision is to provide “essential 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,” according to its web site.


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