John E. Craig, Jr., MPA


John E. Craig, Jr., M.P.A., 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, and served also as the Fund’s treasurer and corporate secretary.

Craig is chairman of the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York City and serves on the boards of the International Women’s Health Coalition and the TIFF Charitable Foundation. Earlier he was chairman of the board of The Investment Fund for Foundations and a member of the board of The Picker Institute.

Prior to joining the Fund in 1981, he directed the John A. Hartford Foundation’s health care financing reform program, and earlier was a Foreign Service reserve officer of the U.S. Agency for International Development.

Craig writes regularly on foundation endowment investment and management issues. His most recent publication is The Archives of U.S. Foundations: An Endangered Species. A graduate of Davidson College, he received his M.P.A. from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.