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Craig Newmark

Founder of craigslist and The Craig Newmark Foundation

Craig is the founder of craigslist, a philanthropist, and a leading advocate on behalf of veterans and military families, trustworthy journalism, voting rights, and other civic and social justice causes. In 2017 he became a founding funder and executive committee member of the News Integrity Initiative, administered by the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

In 2016 he created the Craig Newmark Foundation to promote investment in organizations that effectively serve their communities and drive broad civic engagement at the grassroots level.

Craig was named “Nerd-in-Residence” by the Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Innovation in 2013. In 2015, craigslist received an award from the FBI in recognition of its undisclosed cooperation with the Bureau in combatting human trafficking.

In addition to IAVA, Craig serves on the board of directors of a range of nonprofits including Blue Star Families, VetsinTech, Center for Public Integrity, Columbia Journalism Review, Poynter Foundation, Sunlight Foundation, Girls Who Code, Women in Public Service Project, and Consumers Union/Consumer Reports.

Born in Morristown, New Jersey, Craig now lives in San Francisco. He communicates regularly through his own blog at craigconnects.org and through Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Medium, and HuffPost.

Craig is extremely committed to new veterans and finding ways to utilize technology to further IAVA’s mission.