John E. Craig, Jr., is co-proprietor of Kilburnie, the Inn at Craig Farm. From 1981 to 2015, John served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of The Commonwealth Fund. Under his leadership, the value the Commonwealth endowment increased from $125 million to almost $800 million. The organization was recognized as one of the top three U.S. foundations seeking to improve the performance of the nation’s health care system. In the 1970s, Craig led the turnaround of the New York-based John A. Hartford Foundation, establishing the first national foundation program devoted to improving the organization and financing of health care. He currently serves on the boards of the International Women’s Health Coalition, TIFF Charitable Foundation, the Davidson College Alumni Council, WDAV, the Lancaster County Society for Historical Preservation, and the Craig Farm Historic Preserve Foundation.

John is a native of Lancaster, SC and his roots in the community go back to the founding of the county in the 1750s. A graduate of Davidson College and Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs, John began his career as a USAID Foreign Service officer, and served during the Vietnam conflict. For his work in Vietnam, he received from U.S. Ambassador Ellsworth Bunker the Citation for Heroic Service. Mr. Craig joined the Foundation as a Community Advisor in 2017.

John Craig

Community Advisor


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800 N White St.

Lancaster, SC 29720

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 818

Lancaster, SC 29721

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