Charles and Irene Hamm, Endowed Fund for Urban Teacher Scholarships donors, are passionate about educating good teachers and the benefits of establishing endowed funds for scholarships.
"We believe that the most important investment we can make in society is through education and scholarships for students who will teach in urban classrooms," they said. "The multiplier effect of investing in good teachers lasts forever because they influence generation after generation of children who become educated adults.
"Our $1 million endowment challenge created an additional $2 million in endowed scholarship funds [for Wheelock]," they said. "This is growing the number of teachers in urban schools who will have a lasting influence on the lives of the children they teach and their families. Just as their impact grows every year, so too does the impact of our gift."