Albert B. Craig, Jr., MD served as the President of the Staunton Farm Foundation until 1991. During his years on the Board of Trustees, he gave from a boundless reservoir of creativity, kindness, and generosity of spirit, challenging Trustees and staff to search for the best ideas to improve mental illness in Southwestern Pennsylvania.
Dr. Craig brought to the Foundation the same concern for people and love of inquiry that were apparent in his career as a Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology at the University of Rochester Medical School. He led the Staunton Farm Foundation in its work to improve the lives of people with mental illnesses by supporting programs of proven merit as well as those that test new approaches to advancing mental health.
The purpose of the Albert B. Craig, Jr. Award is to recognize people who have challenged society to think in fresh ways about problems and solutions in mental health, to forge new paths, whether through uncommon partnerships or new ways of serving people with mental illnesses, or who have invented a product or process that has alleviated mental illness.
Recipients of the Award need not reside in Southwestern Pennsylvania, but their contribution must have impacted individuals in this region. The Award is funded by the Staunton Farm Foundation. It provides a cash prize of $5,000 to the individual or organization and recognition at the Foundation’s annual meeting and through public announcements.