Giving back to the Sandy Springs Community since 1988

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 over $3 million.
  • The Sandy Springs Society is a 501(c)(3) organization.

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Supporting the Community


As the Sandy Springs Society enters 2017, we are positioned to give back a record $213,500 to non-profit organizations in need through our annual Grant Process. This process, which is entirely done electronically, has allowed the SSS to touch lives young and old with philanthropic distributions ranging from as little as $800 to over $74,000 dollars. The Society is proud of the local impact we have with grants to a variety of notable Sandy Springs organizations that contribute a tremendous amount of good work every year. Funds from the Society have supported Riverwood & Ridgeview Charter Schools along with North Springs High School Foundation, Sandy Springs Mission as well as Everywoman Works, Horizons Atlanta, Watershed Alliance & Chattahoochee Riverkeepers to name a few. Each year the Philanthropic Committee reviews applications that have a significant impact on the quality of life of the residents of Sandy Springs.

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At the 2016 Elegant Elf Marketplace you’ll find 85 or more local and national vendors and artists offering unique and beautiful items, hand-made crafts, home decor, children’s goods, artistic creations, gourmet foods and more.

The Elegant Elf Marketplace is one of the Sandy Springs Society’s main fundraisers.  Proceeds will go back into the Sandy Springs community to support Education, the Arts, the Environment, Heritage Preservation and Social Services.  The Society will also direct a substantial payment to our host site, Lake Forest Elementary School, to help fund student field trips in 2016-2017.

We have a special group of performers, entertainers, authors, and culinary experts who will share their talents with us on-stage at the Elegant Elf this year, including:

*Honorary Chair New York Times five time bestselling author, Emily Giffin

*Revered gardener, Walter Reeves

*Bishoku’s Executive Sushi Chef,Yuki Kurimaru

*Souper Jenny

*Author of the Atlanta Celebrity Chef cookbook, Kate Parham Kordsmeier

*The Highland Dancers

*Musicians from Sandy Springs’ schools including Mount Vernon Presbyterian School, Holy Innocents Episcopal School, and Ridgeview Middle School


Find out More!

Elegant Elf Home

The Elegant Elf Marketplace 2016

6th Annual Holiday Gift Market

November 5 – 6, 2016
Saturday 9 am – 5 pm


Sunday 10 am – 5 pm

$5 Entrance Fee

Friends of the Elves Program 2016

We invite you to support our fundraising efforts by joining a special group of contributors – Friends of the Elves!  All it takes to join this merry band is a tax-deductible donation of $250. In return, you will receive the following special benefits:

  • Two complimentary admission tickets to the Marketplace that are good for either day (value $10.00)
  • One coupon for our fabulous Polar Express Cafe (value $7.00)
  • One ticket for an exciting raffle (value $5.00)

If you have questions or need more information, call Pam Betz at 404-372-4496; or email her at

Become a Friend of the Elves

Thank You to Our Sponsors:


Bronze - Knox Jewelers

Patron - Juneau Construction

Supporters: Joan and Don Plunkett • Kate and Russ Dalba

Friends - Alice Nelson and Marianne Lee