Development Office Developments

January 15, 2013

The New Year is upon us and already the Development Office calendar is filling up!  It is important that we tell Latham’s story to impart the various needs of our individuals by grant writing and holding events throughout the year in order to not only bring in the needed funds, but to welcome all to our Latham family.

Since fundraising is our focus, we are always researching and submitting grant proposals to foundations for various funding needs.  The process can be daunting, as each foundation has a myriad of guidelines for writing and sending proposals. Spring will see our appeal to families, friends and businesses that have been so generous to Latham in the past and to prospective donors, those who don’t know us as well, that need to know about the important work we do, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks of the year!

In June, our year-end ceremonies and annual meeting is an exciting time for students, staff, families  and friends to gather to celebrate the successes of our students, as well as those of the agency, as we communicate to all our plans and needs for the future. August is a great time for us to say thank you to those who have generously given to Latham.  A splendid donor appreciation event held at Ocean Edge is a highlight of the summer. We also hope to participate in the 41st Falmouth Road Race, Numbers for Nonprofits Program.   Are you a runner?  We’ll keep you posted.

This year, Latham will host the 3rd Annual Prader-Willi Conference in September with the help of our friends from Advocates and PWS Association of New England.  Planning for this wonderfully informative event is about to begin!  Stayed tuned! October 21st will mark the 4th Annual Latham Centers Charity Golf Classic held at Ocean Edge Resort.  It has been a resounding success and an enjoyable day for everyone involved.

There is a lot to accomplish as always and we look to you, our Blog friends, to be a part of it all. Thank you for your support!

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Best wishes to all in the New Year!

Submitted by:
Carol Sullivan

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