Mark and Jane Wilf are recognized supporters and leaders of numerous charitable organizations and represent the vanguard of Jewish leadership in this country. They have lent their leadership talents and energies to a variety of Jewish communal and secular endeavors.
Mark has long been involved in efforts locally, nationally, and globally, to ensure the welfare and vitality of the Jewish community. 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 sustained benefactors of Yeshiva University in New York. In 2002, the family made a substantial donation to enhance the main campus, renamed as the Wilf Campus of Yeshiva University.
Mark is an attorney and partner in Garden Homes, a real estate development firm. He is also owner/president of the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings and owner/chairman of Orlando City Soccer Club. Mark graduated from Princeton University and then received his law degree from NYU School of Law.
Mark in the current Chairman of the Board of the Jewish Federations of North America. He has served as UJC National Campaign Chair, UJA National Young Leadership Cabinet Chair, and as President of the Jewish Federation of Central New Jersey. Mark also served as Chair of JFNA’s national initiative that addresses the needs of impoverished Holocaust survivors living in the United States. He serves on a variety of educational, philanthropic, and educational boards including JFNA, JDC, Jewish Federation of Greater Metrowest, American Society for Yad Vashem, ADL, NYU School of Law, Princeton University President’s Advisory Council, Yeshiva University, Vanderbilt University, and NFL Business Ventures.
Jane is currently the Chairperson for Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ’s upcoming Centennial. She also chaired the Federation’s 2018 commUNITY Mission to Israel. Jane serves on the board of Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest, Birthright Israel, JFNA National Women’s Philanthropy, The Jewish Museum, Hillel International, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Taste of the NFL, and is a Wexner Heritage Fellow.
Jane’s other philanthropic endeavors include involvement in the production of the award-winning documentary –Rescue in the Philippines, which tells the previously unknown and untold story of how Jane’s ancestors, the Frieder brothers of Cincinnati, businessmen in pre-WWII Manila, together with Philippine President Manuel Quezon, and the US government - helped 1,200 Jewish men, women and children escape the Nazis and immigrate to the Philippines. This film has received wide acclaim both on public television and in live screenings around the country as an important documentary revealing a lesser-known chapter in Holocaust history.
The Wilfs are members of Congregation Etz Chaim in Livingston NJ. Mark and Jane reside in Livingston NJ and have four children Steven, Daniel, Rachel, and Andrew.