The Walter Latham Foundation was founded by Walter Latham Jr. in May 2007. Mr. Latham started the Foundation to meet the great needs of youth in Guilford and Martin Counties. He was constantly receiving requests from civic organizations, schools, youth programs and students in need of financial and organizational support. He knew that as an individual, his resources were limited but if he banded with others, he could provide scholarships, mentoring programs and financial assistance to more young people.
Our mission is to empower, encourage and educate children and young adults, giving them the opportunity to reach their full potential, by providing funding for scholarships, supporting community outreach and partnering with other organizations that provide similar services.
Our vision is to provide young people the platform to achieve and the ability to realize their potential for greatness through mentoring and leadership programs.a
Privileged children “Angels” shop for underprivileged children at Christmas. This program ensures that children living in Guilford County shelters experience the joy of receiving Christmas gifts. It also teaches privileged children the importance of giving.
As a part of our mission to empower, encourage, and educate, The Walter Latham foundation awards one scholarship per year to a deserving high school senior. Guilford County Students are judged in the following categories: Academic excellence, Community service/extra-curricular activities and a personal statement.
The Plum Bowl was created to give youth football players a fun yet competitive college bowl game-like experience while functioning as the primary fund-raising source for the Ervin Outlaw Scholarship.