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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.
Mothers Day Endowment Program




Honor the mothers in your life by giving them the gift that keeps on giving; mother, grandmother, daughter, aunt or even a dear friend. Make a contribution to The Sandy Springs Society Endowment Fund* in honor or memory of that very special “mother” you want to recognize. We will send a custom designed Mothers Day card recognizing your donation and a short description of all the great things our organization does for the community.

To make your donation:  

Checks should be payable to

The Sandy Springs Society Endowment Fund and mailed to:

Molly Graham
The Sandy Springs Society Endowment FundMothers Day Program
630 Heards Ferry Road
Sandy Springs, GA  30328  


You may make a donation online by choosing Donate in the column to the left. 

*Deadline is Sat, April 25th

*Your donation to The Sandy Springs Society Endowment Fund allows for long term growth in order to ensure that the Sandy Springs Society’s activities can provide support, in perpetuity, for non-profit groups in our community.

Sandy Springs Society Dedicates White Oak to Mayor Galambos

valerie mayor tree and plaque2 

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