John E. Craig, Jr.

Board Member

John Craig is the former executive vice president and chief operating officer of The Commonwealth Fund. He was responsible for the management of the foundation’s endowment and administration, served as the Fund’s treasurer and corporate secretary, and played a key role in program strategy.

Craig was chairman of the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York City for 24 years. He served on the boards of The Picker Institute, The Investment Fund for Foundations, and the Davidson College Alumni Council. In retirement, he is president of the Craig Farm Historic Preservation Foundation, chairman of the Lancaster County Society for Historical Preservation, and on the boards of WDAV (the acclaimed classical music station of Davidson College), Lander University, and The Investment Fund for Foundations Charitable Foundation. He also serves on the Investments Committee of the J. Marion Sims Foundation and is a founding member of Davidsonians for Freedom of Thought and Discourse.

Prior to joining The Commonwealth Fund, he directed the John A. Hartford Foundation’s health care financing reform program, and was a Foreign Service reserve officer of the U.S. Agency for International Development, including two years’ service in Vietnam during the war.

A graduate of Davidson College, he received his MPA from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.