About the Roberts Family
The advanced care offered at the Roberts Proton Therapy Center was made possible by the generous gift from the Roberts family. Founded by Ralph J. Roberts in 1963, today Comcast is a global media and technology company.
The Roberts are well known leaders in business, civic, artistic, and humanitarian endeavors. Many are loyal alumni of the University of Pennsylvania, and the family's service and support have helped the University and Penn Medicine to flourish.
The Roberts Proton Therapy Center represents the family's commitment to the City of Philadelphia, to innovation in technology, and to improving the lives of others.
"We are delighted to give a gift of life that will undoubtedly touch thousands," said Ralph Roberts. "We feel truly fortunate to give back to Penn and the City of Philadelphia, two communities that have meant so much to us."
Penn Medicine thanks Comcast Founder and Chairman Emeritus Ralph J. Roberts and his wife, Suzanne, along with their children Comcast Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Brian L. Roberts and his wife Aileen; Catherine Roberts Clifton and her husband Anthony; and Lisa S. Roberts and her husband David Seltzer for making the Roberts Proton Therapy Center a reality.
At the Roberts Proton Therapy Center Opening Celebration: l-r: Tucker Roberts, Aileen Roberts, Brian Roberts, Suzanne Roberts, Ralph Roberts, Lisa S. Roberts, Catherine Clifton, and Anthony Clifton