Since they took over ownership of the Minnesota Vikings in 2005, the Wilf family has contributed a lot to the Twin Cities community. . .not the least of which was actually ensuring that the Minnesota Vikings stayed the Minnesota Vikings when it looked as though they could potentially relocate. But earlier this week, one of the members of the Wilf family has been honored for his professional and philanthropic endeavors.
Mark Wilf was honored by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency at their Centennial Gala at the Museum of Jewish Heritage earlier this week. The Jewish Telegraphic Agency is the “definitive, trusted global source of news, analysis, and features on issues of Jewish interest and concern.”
The patriarch of the Wilf family, Joseph, was a holocaust survivor who passed away this past August at the age of 91. In another article from the JTA, Mark Wilf recalled his father’s dedication to the local Jewish newspaper when he was growing up.
“JTA was the silent partner to Jewish newspapers — the Jewish Associated Press — and was the eyes and ears on behalf of the Jewish people,” Wilf said. “Today, the world has much more information at its [fingertips].Which makes JTA’s incredible legacy of truthfulness, thoroughness, and fairness — nurtured over its first century — even more critical to cut through the clutter.”
It’s great to see the Wilf family so heavily involved not just in the business of Minnesota Vikings’ football, but also the charitable causes that are very near and dear to them. Congratulations to Mark Wilf on his recognition by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.
(Also, hat tip to the folks from Viking Update for having this story first.)