Chairperson of the Board of Governors
The Jewish Agency for Israel
Mark Wilf, the Chairman of the Board of Governors of The Jewish Agency for Israel, has long been involved in efforts locally, nationally and globally to ensure the welfare and vitality of the Jewish community.
Prior to his appointment as Chairman of the Board of Governors in July 2022, Mark was the Chair of the Board of Trustees of The Jewish Federations of North America. He also previously 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 recently chaired JFNA’s national initiative that addresses the needs of impoverished Holocaust survivors living in the United States.
Mark is an attorney and partner in Garden Homes, a real estate development firm with projects in both the US and Israel. He is also the owner and president of the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings and owner/chairman of the MLS’ Orlando City Soccer Club and NWSL’s Orlando Pride. He graduated from Princeton University and then received his law degree from NYU School of Law.
As the son of Holocaust survivors, Elizabeth Wilf and Joseph Wilf z”l, Mark 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 serves on a variety of educational, philanthropic and educational boards including the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest, American Society for Yad Vashem, NYU School of Law, Princeton University President’s Advisory Council, Yeshiva University, Vanderbilt University and NFL Business Ventures.
Mark and his wife, Jane, have four children: Steven, Daniel, Rachel and Andrew.