Building a Brighter Future
The combined generosity of over 675 Latham family members, friends, staff, Board, local businesses and foundations has helped us raise over
$1.3 million for the creation of the new Latham Community Center.
This multi-use facility will have a dramatic and lasting impact on the children and adults at Latham Centers. A remarkable community resource, the new Latham Community Center will enrich the Brewster and greater Cape Cod community. In addition to providing opportunities for integration and collaboration, it will meet the need for growth of service to Latham students and adult residents and it will beautify and revitalize the area.
This has been our most ambitious fundraising campaign to date, but we are excited and encouraged by your commitment to its success and we are optimistic about reaching the finish line.
At a press conference to launch the public phase of our capital campaign last January, we announced that a local family who was introduced to Latham Centers just three years ago by a dear friend and former Board member generously offered a $250,000 Challenge Match Gift to help us reach our goal.
I cannot tell you how much it means to all of us at Latham to know that this wonderful family was so inspired by the work that we do. They have chosen to invest in our agency because they can see first-hand how their gift will have a lasting, meaningful impact on the children and adults we serve.
The challenge: Raise $250,000 in 18 months with the promise that if we succeed, they will match the funds with an additional $250,000 gift! The response has been incredible, but we still have $70,000 to raise by July 1, 2019, to complete the match.
We hope that if you have not yet pledged your support to the Expanding our Circle Campaign for the new Latham Community Center you will make a gift now. If you have donated in the past, thank you! We hope that you will consider making an additional gift to help us meet our goal. Your support is essential to our progress and will serve as an investment in the entire community.
We at Latham are all deeply grateful to those of you who have embraced this vision and partnered with us to make this dream come true.
Wishing you all a joyous holiday season and peaceful New Year,
Anne McManus, President and CEO, Latham Centers
"For children and adults like my daughter Evie with intensive clinical and therapeutic needs, the Latham Community Center will provide so many opportunities for physical, artistic, social and vocational development.
The Community Center holds so much promise and hope for families with special needs children to be more engaged, independent members of society into their adult years."
Dr. Christine B. Thomas, Latham Mother, Board Member and Brewster Homeowner
"The Latham Community Center property plans are a welcome upgrade to the landscape of Route 6A, offering a sustainable architectural design and needed improvements to the existing facility. The exterior beauty of the campus will surely match the internal beauty of the life-enhancing activities and programs planned for inside its walls."
John A. Bologna, CEO, Coastal Engineering Company, Inc., Latham Corporate Supporter and Harwich Resident
Help us build the new Latham Community Center! Your contribution to Latham’s 2018 Holiday Appeal will help us complete the $250,000 Capital Campaign Challenge Match generously pledged by a local family. We are $40,000 away from completing the match. Gifts of any size are meaningful and appreciated.
Since 1970, we've been working together with our students, residents, their families and outstanding professionals to bring hope and change to young people and adults who face tough challenges. At Latham they receive respect and discover new potential to become responsible members of their communities.
Please consider acknowledging this important work with a tax-deductible gift.