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Welcome to The Society

The Sandy Springs Society is a charitable organization of women that was founded in March 1988 to support programs that improve the quality of life for the residents of Sandy Springs. Through its yearly grant process, the organization supports Heritage Sandy Springs and other non-profits in the community that promote the arts, heritage, education, the environment and social services.

  • The Sandy Springs Society raises money for its grants through fundraisers, corporate and foundation sponsorships, membership dues and other contributions.
  • To date, the Society has awarded grants of more than $2.56 million.
  • The Sandy Springs Society is a 501(c)(3) organization.
Coming Soon
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 The Elegant Elf Marketplace
4th Annual Holiday Gift Market
November 15-16
Sat 9 - 5  Sun 11 - 5
$5 at the door (Children 10 and under FREE)
5920 Sandy Springs Circle
Lake Forest Elementary School
Directly across from Lefont Sandy Springs Theaters
Convenient parking on site
Don't miss this chance to "shop for a cause!" Take care of all your 2014 your gift giving needs in a winter wonderland of festive fun, AND help the Sandy Springs community just by attending!

Breakfast With the Elves

Join the Elves for a delicious pancake breakfast, crafts, and lots of Entertainment.  The whole family will enjoy The Sugar Plum Fairy, and Wintertime Princesses, Elsa and Anna.

Be sure to bring your camera!

Saturday, November 15th

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Heritage Sandy Springs

Lower Level Ballroom

6110 Blue Stone Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30328

Tickets are $20.00 for adults & children.

Snow Prince and Princess attire optional

Tickets are limited!

RSVP to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by November 10th.

Pay at the door.  Please make checks payable to

The Sandy Springs Society.

Questions?  Amy Kilgore 404-386-9213


Savor Sandy Springs

Savor Sandy Springs, a newly formed council of local restaurants, will commemorate The Elegant Elf event with a signature cocktail, "The Elegant Elftini," during their restaurant week November 8 - 16, leading up to the marketplace event November 15-16. They will be featuring a special menu representing each restaurants' excellence in culinary offerings.

For more information go to:


Friends of the Elves

Become a Friend of the Elves

As the 4th Annual Elegant Elf Marketplace weekend approaches, all Society members are invited to join Friends of the Elves!

Friends of the Elves Benefits:

2 tickets to the Marketplace

1 coupon for lunch at the fabulous Marketplace Café

2 raffle tickets.

The cost to join Friends of the Elves is $250.00. $220.00 of that amount is tax deductible!

Last year, our Friends program raised over $5,000 - 100% of which, went directlyto our Society's grants program!

Please don't wait!!!

Join Friends of the Elves today using PayPal using this link:

or by sending your check to
The Sandy Springs Society, P.O. Box 720074, Sandy Springs GA 30358.
If you have questions or need

more information, call Clanci Jordan at 404-934-4652; or email her at

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Sandy Springs Society Dedicates White Oak to Mayor Galambos

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On Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 10:00 am, the City of Sandy Springs held a dedication ceremony for the pocket park at the corner of Hammond Drive and Mount Vernon Highway in Sandy Springs.  Valerie Love, former President of the Sandy Springs Society, presented Mayor Eva Galambos with a white oak tree that was planted in her name.   “We decided on a white oak tree,” explained Love, “and I felt that was totally appropriate, because white oaks radiate an aura of quiet, calm strength and they also symbolize dignity, durability and diligence, and those characteristics, as you know, definitely represent our Mayor.  They also represent the attributes that we as a city strive to achieve.” The Mayor, clearly pleased with the honor, responded with thanks, adding “The Society (of Sandy Springs) has been the greatest benevolent organization that this community could ask for.  So many good things in Sandy Springs you can attribute to the Society, and you added another one, and these are permanent things that the community will appreciate for years and years to come.”


At Risk Kids Inspired Through Music


On Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at 1:30pm, a children’s sextet from Franklin Pond Chamber Music performed a free concert for participants of the Horizons Student Enrichment Program in Porter Hall of Holy Innocents School. The Horizons program, which attempts to eliminate the academic gap so frequently experienced by the low-income children who participate in the program, hopes that the performance will allow program participants to see other children achieving through hard work and dedication and in turn establish goals for themselves. Yet the program also benefits Franklin Pond performers, as they learn a sense of community service and hone important skills such as discipline, public speaking and the ability to convey their passion for music through their performance. “As we enter our 25th anniversary year,” noted Kate Dalba, President of The Sandy Springs Society, “it’s gratifying to know we’ve made a difference in the Sandy Springs community and wonderful to see two of our long standing grant recipients working together to further some of the Society’s goals by enriching the lives of children at academic risk through the arts.”


Helping Those in Need

Here is just a sample of some of the organizations that have benefitted from the Society's commitment to improve the lives of those in our community.

Since 1999, The Sandy Springs Society has awarded multiple grants to the Community Action Center, the only agency in Sandy Springs that focuses on the prevention of homelessness and the provision of basic needs to individuals and families. Funds from the Society have enabled the Community Action Center to purchase commercial freezers, to install technology upgrades and to provide food, clothing, toys, holiday baskets and emergency assistance to families undergoing life or economic challenges.

The Society helped the women of the Mary Hall Freedom House, a comprehensive residential recovery program, to reclaim their lives. Donations from the Society to Mary Hall Freedom House provided MARTA transportation cards for residents and supported work training programs, after school programs and day care programs.

Grants to the Sandy Springs Mission funded transportation for children to an after school enrichment program and helped to support summer programs for underprivileged children.

Senior Services North Fulton
used grants from The Society to purchase equipment to launch a program to provide meals for elderly Sandy Springs residents recently discharged from the hospital. Other grants funded in-home services and transportation for elderly residents who are home bound.

Each year, grants are awarded through The Sandy Springs Society’s Philanthropic Committee to charities that have a significant impact on quality of life of the residents of Sandy Springs.


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Society Sponsors




 Arrow Exterminators


Bank of Sandy Springs

Patricia Bowman Terwilliger
Family Foundation

Chateau Energy Soulutions, A Whitehead Company


Brenda Toan and Richard Johnston

Gas South

Georgia Power Foundation

The Kelly Family Fund


Susan and Mead Sutterfield

Optech Family of Companies


Atlanta Center for
Reproductive Medicine, LLC

Stoughton & Associates, Inc.

Lucinda and Pat Whitehead

Georgia Blinds and Interiors

Sewell Appliance

Atlanta Fine Homes/Sotheby's International

Valerie and Terry Love

Kate and Russ Dalba

Alice T. Nelson

Jan and Lever Stewart

Marianne Lee



Sylvia Hennessy

Betsy Bacon

Sharon Rodzewicz

Lib Thompson

Carol Heyward

Fran Farias

Clanci Jordan

Karen Meinzen McEnerny

Pam Betz

Lana Ball

Linda Dorough Dixon

Janet Quirk

Cheryl Womack

Penny Kinsey

Ann Nable

Jo Davidson