At the completion of endowment challenge grants awarded in 1990 by the DeWitt Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund and in 1991 by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute became the first permanently endowed program of its type.
- A Celebration of the Teachers Institute: Completing the Challenges, 1995
In December 1995 the Institute held a Celebration to mark the completion of endowment challenge grants awarded in 1990 by the DeWitt Wallace-Reader’s Digest Fund and in 1991 by the National Endowment for the Humanities. A transcript and video are available of the remarks made by the President of Yale University, President of The DeWitt Wallace-Reader’s Digest Fund, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Superintendent of the New Haven Public Schools, and Mayor of the City of New Haven.
- Celebration of the Permanence and Promise of the Teachers Institute, 1991
At this event, representatives of the DeWitt Wallace-Reader’s Digest Fund and the National Endowment for the Humanities announced the challenge grants they had made for the permanent endowment of the Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute. The President of Yale referred to the effort to meet these challenge grants as “an important institutional priority of mine to try to see that this magnificent collaboration, resting on so many years of dedicated work and experience, would become a permanent part” of the Yale-New Haven partnership.
- ...and for New Haven
A brochure describes the initiative to meet the endowment challenge grants awarded to the Institute.