The Latham Park site was originally the home of Miss Clara Latham.
Upon her death in 1937, the property passed into a charitable trust
established for its perpetual maintenance.
Due to rising costs and dwindling trust assets, Latham Park's future has been in jeopardy. In 2003, a group of concerned citizens formed the "Friends of Latham Park Association." Members include historians, gardeners, community activists, and neighbors. Our aim is to replenish the endowment funds and preserve the park so that many more generations of Siouxlanders may come to know it.
We have set a goal of $750,000.00. < < < YES > > > It will require this amount of PRINCIPAL in order to generate an ANNUAL INCOME of $18,000 - $20,000 -- that being the current ANNUAL EXPENSES.
Q. I want to make a difference. How can I help?
Any, and all, volunteer & monetary contributions are welcome:
Cash donations (Please scroll to bottom of page)
Donation of needed materials & services
Sponsorship of a fund-raising event
Adoption of a "pet" improvement project from the Park's wish list
Membership and/or sponsorship subscription to the "Friends of Latham Park Assn."
Purchase of park logo items -- mugs, note cards, Diane Anderl's pen & ink frameable "fountain" prints (available at all Park fundraisers)
Making a bequest in your will
Spreading the word about the Park, its needs, and this site
Q. Who manages the endowment / trust funds?
A. The Trust Department at Security National Bank in Sioux City, Iowa
Q. Are my donations tax deductible?
A. Yes, the trust qualifies as an IRS 501(c)3, exempt, charitable organization.
Donations can be sent to: Latham Park
1915 S. Lemon Street
Sioux City, Iowa 51106