John E. Craig, M.P.A.
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
The Commonwealth Fund
John E. Craig, Jr., M.P.A., is the executive vice president and chief operating officer of The Commonwealth Fund. Mr. Craig is responsible for the management of the foundation's endowment and administration, and serves also as the Fund's treasurer and corporate secretary. He chairs staff program plan and board proposal review meetings and oversees assessments of the performance of programs and completed grants. In addition to being chairman of the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York City, Mr. Craig serves on the boards of the Greenwall Foundation, the International Women's Health Coalition, the National Center on Philanthropy and the Law, the TIFF Education Foundation, as well as on the investment committee of the Social Sciences Research Council. He is a founding board member and secretary of Good Causes Support, Inc., an organization formed to create a nonprofit insurance company for New York State nonprofits. 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 reform program, and earlier was a Foreign Service reserve officer of the U.S. Agency for International Development. Mr. Craig writes regularly on foundation endowment investment and management issues. A graduate of Davidson College, he received his M.P.A. from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.