Charles McCabe is the great-grandson of E.W. Scripps, who founded the Scripps-Howard newspaper chain, the United Press wire service and, along with William Emerson Ritter, Science Service (now known as Society for Science).
McCabe has also been involved with the American Society for Eastern Arts (now the Center for World Music), as a Systems Engineer for the American Broadcasting Company and in various leadership roles in the Scripps Family Group. The E.W. Scripps Company is a diversified media company focused on creating a better-informed world. As the nation’s fourth-largest local TV broadcaster, Scripps serves communities with quality objective local journalism and operates a portfolio of 61 stations in 41 markets. In 2012, McCabe was elected to Lighthouse Investments Board of Managers and served three terms. In retirement, he undertook international motorsport and is still an entrant, driver and engineer in many current events.
McCabe established the Manifold Fund in 2018 and endeavors to follow in the Scripps family tradition of scientific philanthropy. He currently serves as Chief Advisor for the Manifold Fund.
McCabe joined the Society’s Board of Trustees in 2021.