Owner/President of the Minnesota Vikings & Principal of Garden Homes
Short Hills, NJ
Mark Wilf was elected to the Vanderbilt Board of Trust in 2016. He received his B.S.E. degree from Princeton University (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 1984) and earned his J.D. degree from NYU School of Law (1987).
Mark is a principal of Garden Homes, his family’s real estate firm, which is one of the largest real estate developers in the United States. In addition, he serves as Owner/President of the Minnesota Vikings football team which his family purchased in 2005. Most recently, Mark led two of the most significant initiatives in the team’s history with the new US Bank Stadium development project and the successful bid to bring Super Bowl LII to Minnesota, both creating a significant impact for the community and state.
Mark is deeply committed to the importance of philanthropic giving. He serves as a trustee of the Wilf Family Foundations and on numerous charitable and educational boards and committees, including as a trustee of NYU School of Law and as a member of Princeton’s President’s Advisory Council. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of JFNA (Jewish Federations of North America) and has chaired its national initiative to raise funds for the social welfare of Holocaust survivors living in the U.S.
As the son of Holocaust survivors, Elizabeth and Joseph Wilf, he has drawn upon his parents’ experiences to become an unwavering advocate for needs of the Jewish people, wherever they may be. The Wilf family, a major and longtime supporter of Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, is the largest contributor to its world-renowned Holocaust History Museum. The Wilfs are also key benefactors of Yeshiva University in New York where the main campus has been renamed as the Wilf Campus of Yeshiva University.
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