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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 almost 3 million.
  • The Sandy Springs Society is a 501(c)(3) organization.
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Friends of the Elves Program  2015

Thank you to our 2016 Friends!!
Commemorating Five Years


Valerie Love, Past President and Advisor to The Elegant Elf, presents a plaque to Jennifer Cruce, Executive Director of Sandy Springs Hospitality and Tourism, in recognition and appreciation for five years of outstanding support of The Elegant Elf Marketplace.

A BIG Thank you!
Special thanks to IBM for providing marketing training to our members, so we can better promote our cause. Brenda Toan gave an excellent presentation to Board Members involved with our website, promotion and social media. For participating in the training, The Sandy Springs Society received a $2,000 grant from IBM! Thank you IBM for all you do for our community!
The Society has also been awarded our first ever grant of $2500 from the City of Sandy Springs, to assist in staging the Tossed Out Treasures event March 3-5, 2016.  This is a widely supported community event in Sandy Springs serving a diverse group of citizens, all who enjoy finding and purchasing gently used items from our homes to add to their family's collections and household needs.  Having the City's financial support recognizes all of our hardworking volunteer efforts (and hours!) to improve the qualify of life in Sandy Springs. Recognition should go to Elizabeth Kelly for single-handedly applying for the $4000 grant this year and to the leadership of Kate Dalba, Lib Thompson, Jan Collins, Gail Cohn and others who worked tirelessly in April 2014 to change the City's not-for-profit policy.  This was necessary so that our 27 year old organization serving Sandy Springs would not be excluded from eligibility to apply for an award from the City. Thank you to the City of Sandy Springs!
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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Elegant Elf Marketplace Sponsors



Platinum Sponsors

Arrow LOGO 4C


JLB Partners


Gold Sponsors

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Patricia Bowman Terwilliger Family Foundation


Silver Sponsors

Bank of Sandy Springs


Fidelity Bank

Kelly Family Fund

Pat Albert-Wigbels, Preferred Properties Realty, Inc.

Susan and Meade Sutterfield

Brenda Toan and Dick Johnston

Voyles Automotive Group

Lucinda and Pat Whitehead

Bronze Sponsors

Atlanta Fine Homes/Sotheby’s International


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Georgia Blinds and Interiors

Jill Johnson

Marianne Lee

Valerie and Terry Love

Alice T. Nelson

HM Patterson & Son – Arlington Chapel

Powers Ferry Animal Hospital

Sewell Appliance

2015 Friends of the Elves


Community Friends

Goodyear Tire

Perk n’ Pooch

Stoughton & Associates, Inc.

Louie Pittman

Society Friends

Anne Bachman

Betsy Bacon

Lana Ball

Pam and Denny Betz

Betsy Campbell

Gail Cohn

Lucy Crosswell

Wendy Deitch

Linda Dorough Dixon

Donna Glenn

Sylvia Hennessey

Carol Heyward

Clanci Jordan

Elizabeth Kelly

Penny Kinsey

Beverly Langford

Pat Levy

Karen Meinzen McEnerny

Ann Nable

Melissa Patterson

Kay Quigley

Janet Quirk

Harriet Sessoms

Deede Stephenson

Susan Sutterfield

Carla Sweetwood

Brenda Toan

Sue Winner

Elegant Elf (In-Kind Sponsors)


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Project PR

Sandy Springs Hospitality and Tourism




TOT Sponsors

City of Sandy Springs

Jo Davidson

Individual Donor
(via Marilin Brown)

General Society Sponsors

Alice T. Nelson
Silver Sponsor

Nancy Juneau
Gold Sponsor

Marianne Lee
Bronze Sponsor