The Eugene L. Roberts Fund to support investigative reporting honors the work of Gene Roberts, the legendary executive editor of The Philadelphia Inquirer from 1972 to 1990. The Center for Investigative Reporting created the fund in 2022, the 50th anniversary of  Roberts’ arrival at The Inquirer and his 90th birthday. Roberts championed fearless independent investigative reporting throughout his career at The Inquirer and The New York Times. Donations to this fund will support reporting and editing of investigations at CIR, which shares Roberts’ vision and values.

CIR is the oldest nonprofit investigative reporting organization in the country. Its flagship radio show and podcast, Reveal, is heard on nearly 600 public radio stations. CIR also produces award-winning documentaries and long-form digital stories in partnership with national organizations. It collaborates with newsrooms around the country and trains young and diverse journalists.

The values and ethics that are the hallmark and legacy of Roberts’ career are CIR’s standards. He was unafraid to stand up to the abuse of power, and he ensured that the reporting he guided was irrefutable. There has never been a time in our country when investigative journalism has been more essential to democracy. Your contribution to the Eugene L. Roberts Fund helps support that work.

Supported by dedicated veterans and staff from The Philadelphia Inquirer and all those who respect and love Gene.

Please consider donating in his honor today.