Mission & Purpose
Founded in 1918 by Edith and Milton Latham, The Latham Foundation for the Promotion of Humane Education is unique among the many organizations that exist today. It is helpful to know as much as possible about Milton and Edith Latham’s purpose for the Foundation, because their intentions guide and inspire our operations today. Their mandate includes:
- To foster a deeper understanding of and sympathy with man’s relations — the animals — who cannot speak for themselves,
- To inculcate the higher principles of humaneness upon which the unity and happiness of the world depend,
- To emphasize the spiritual fundamentals that lead to world friendship, and
- To promote the child’s character through an understanding of universal kinship.