Paul Socolar Investigative Reporting Fund

The Philadelphia Public School Notebook has established the Paul Socolar Investigative Reporting Fund in honor of co-founder and publisher Paul Socolar’s 21 years of service to our organization. The new fund, which is housed at The Philadelphia Foundation, will support in-depth reporting projects at the Notebook. 

Thank you to our Fund Founders!

Founders (as of Jan. 6, 2016):

  • Philadelphia Foundation
  • Jolley Foundation
  • Philadelphia Federation of Teachers
  • Jolley Bruce Christman
  • Judy Buchanan & Jim Parker
  • Mary Goldman
  • Helen Gym & Bret Flaherty
  • Doug Holtzman & Jennifer Smith
  • Bill and Diane Marimow
  • Len Rieser & Fernando Chang-Muy


Become a Paul Socolar Investigative Reporting Fund Founder and show your support for our role as the independent journalistic organization focused on the Philadelphia public school system. Fund founder levels are:

  • Muckraker – $5,000 and higher
  • Watchdog – $2,500-$4,999
  • Newshound – $1,000-$2,499 

For more information about making a Founder’s donation, contact Notebook development director Lauren Wiley by email or by phone at 215-839-0082 ext. 106.