Forty Years of Home

Since 1979, the Charity has served more than 50,000 families seeking medical care for their children in Atlanta. In celebration, Gov. Brian Kemp proclaimed March 11, 2019, as Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities Day in Georgia.

Children’s Champion

 Mention children and  Donna Davidson's eyes light up as she sees the possibilities. Her inspiration as a leader in children’s issues began at a young age, when her passion led her to become a speech and language pathologist. Donna,  CEO of Easterseals North Georgia, was part of the team that created the first preschool program for children with special needs in Massachusetts.…

Shop For a Cause

The Sandy Springs Society will host their 9th annual “shopping for a cause” fundraiser, The Elegant Elf Marketplace Nov. 9-10 at City Springs and The Performing Arts Center in Sandy Springs.

Mystery Awaits at Moonlight Masquerade

Mystery, intrigue and excitement are building for Moonlight Masquerade, the theme of this year’s Vintage Affair benefit gala for the Community Assistance Center. The magical evening takes place on October 26 and will be hosted by Presenting Sponsor Mercedes-Benz USA. The annual Vintage Affair offers exciting live and silent auctions with unique items and experiences, complimentary wine and beer, small…

Making Giving Count

Pebble Tossers, a youth development organization, awarded sixteen youth volunteers with the President’s Volunteer Service Award in recognition of their outstanding service.

Rock On

Tickets are now on sale for the fourth edition of Sandy Springs’ lauded “Food That Rocks” event. Set to return to the Green at City Springs on Saturday, June 8, from 6:30 to 11 p.m. (with VIP early access), the event is a celebration of the community’s bustling dining scene.

Unblocking Your Creativity

How long have you been teaching at Spruill?  This September it’s going to be 4 years, oh how time flies! I still remember vividly my very first workshop at Spruill, some of the students from that class are still taking my classes regularly. Spruill is the first art center where I taught painting in a class format, and for that reason it’s…

Finn’s Story

Two-year-old Finn Wood’s favorite pastimes are the playgrounds at Jones Bridge Park and in the Medlock Bridge subdivision where he lives with parents, Jenn and Joseph, and grandparents Bill and Debby Wood.  His infectious joy for life combined with his love for toy cars and trucks makes him the perfect ambassador for Cars & ‘Q for the Cause, a family-friendly car…

The Sandy Springs Society Gifts $3.75 Million Locally Over 30-Year History

By giving more than $3.75 million during its 30 years of service, The Sandy Springs Society has generously supported a variety of organizations that serve in the areas of the arts, heritage, environmental initiatives, education, social services and more in Sandy Springs.

Caroline Forever

 Article and Photography Sean O'Keefe  Happy, spunky, and feisty are three words that describe 4-year-old Caroline Brewer. While spending a good amount of time keeping her two older brothers in line, Caroline loves going to preschool, playing with her friends, and practicing ballet. In addition to that, Caroline is fighting a battle that no child should ever have to face. …

Recycling Takes on a New Meaning at CAC 

When people think of recycling they usually think of plastic, paper and aluminum. At the Community Assistance Center (CAC), recycling has a whole different meaning. 

Second Helpings Atlanta: “Driving Out Hunger, One Mile at a Time”

Second Helpings Atlanta (SHA) is a fast-growing, non-profit food rescue organization based on a simple but very effective 90-minute model. 

Books Galore

Attention all book lovers! The AAUW Bookfair, an annual week-long sale of more than 75,000 gently-used, bargain-priced books donated by the public, will be held Monday, September 25 – Sunday, October 1, 2017, in the Dillard area at Perimeter Mall.

The Inspiring Sullivan Sisters

It’s said the bond between sisters is unbreakable. That holds true for the Sullivan sisters who are three years apart, have strikingly different yet beautiful personalities and, most importantly, share a deep love for one another. In the last several months, however, Saville, 20, and Lilia, 17, have embarked upon an unexpected and challenging journey--but they face it together.

Sweet Support

The Capital Grille Buckhead is proud to sponsor Polo in the Pines, benefiting the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Polo in the Pines President Tina Fowler introduced The Capital Grille’s Sales and Market Manager Johanna Lozano to the charity during one of her visits to the restaurant. Over time, Tina and Johanna’s ongoing conversations around the work Polo in the Pines…

Stephanie P. Graham: Khaleesi of Volunteering

Stephanie P. Graham is a mother, Solicitor of Sandy Springs, a Leadership Sandy Springs Ambassador and a candidate to become the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Woman of the Year. Graham began volunteering with Habitat for Humanity at the age of 14, through New York City’s Summer Youth Employment Program. Her mother was also an avid volunteer, and still mentors…

Sweet Givers

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), a nonprofit dedicated to finding cures for all kids with cancer, invites volunteers across the country to take a “stand” against childhood cancer when Alex’s Lemonade Days returns June 3-11.

GOCA Flies High for Cancer Awareness at Gala

The Sandy Springs-based Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance is set to host another spectacular soiree at the Delta Flight Museum with its seventh annual Shaken, Not Stirred Gala, on Saturday, March 11. All proceeds from the event support the organization’s statewide education and awareness efforts and community outreach programs. Last year’s gala drew 700 attendees and raised almost $250,000. The GOCA…

Giving and Growing

Northside is dedicated to the enrichment of the communities they serve. Each year, a growing number of individuals, schools and area businesses support Northside through generous gifts of time, talent and treasure to the hospital’s Foundation. While primarily a fundraising organization, the Northside Hospital Foundation also has a strong commitment to building stronger and healthier communities through volunteerism and outreach.

Dunwoody Runner Leads the Charge

September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, and the Sandy Springs-based Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance is honoring local families with a celebratory 5K fun run at Piedmont Park. The community is invited to join this year’s Teal Trot on September 10, which will honor ovarian cancer patients and survivors and raise funds for GOCA’s statewide education and awareness efforts. Presented…

Making “$ense” with Wealthy Habits

Last week during a Target trip with my 8-year-old son, I began to question our future generation’s perception of money. As I was thinking (out loud) if I really needed everything we tossed into our red cart, my son responded, “Mommy, you can get everything you want, just use your card.” Quickly and dramatically I then ditched 90% of what…

Tenacity and Resourcefulness Make Hope Award Winner

Jeff Wigbels is a long time surfer, triathlete, marathon runner, golfer and skier. He never played football. Yet when he refers to one of the most important persons in his life, he calls Dr. Roy S. Herbst, his “quarterback.” It was this energetic quarterback who led the powerful offense on Jeff’s battle against stage four non-smoker lung cancer, making accurate…

Cancer Survivor Serves As Ambassador

Go to our Web site to enter to win tickets for two the the elegant black tie gala held at the Delta Flight Museum, April 30. You'll join the Lifestyle Publications team at our media sponsor table, enjoy dinner and dancing (wait until you see our publisher's style on the dance floor!) and celebrate the strides in cancer research and…

The Generous Season

The Rosen family of Dunwoody was looking for a way to help local children in need for the holiday season. Through the joy of giving Jill Rosen wanted to teach her own children the value of helping others.

Cheering For Children is Their Passion

Lawrence and Riley Kasmen are relentless advocates for children, talking often with friends and family about ways they can keep our youth safe from physical and sexual abuse. One of the best resources they have encountered is the Stewards of Children prevention training, presented by the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy (GCCA). The Kasmens hosted a prevention training at their…

Turning Point Supports Breast Cancer Rehab

Chemo. Lumpectomy. Radiation. Women faced with breast cancer, treatment and rehabilitation must learn a new vocabulary. “On the outside, your hair grows back, you smile again, you can eat out in a restaurant, and everyone around you thinks that you’re back to your ole’ self. It couldn’t be any further from that,” says Diane Nolan. “And while I can say…

Volunteers Work Together for a Better Sandy Springs

Nothing keeps a strong community down, not even weather! Despite threats of severe spring thunderstorms on the morning of April 25, hundreds of committed volunteers turned out to volunteer their time and skills to make improvements for the Sandy Springs community at the 13th annual Volunteer for a Better Sandy Springs (VBSS) Day. Presented by Leadership Sandy Springs, a non-profit…

Fashion Goes Global

Every year the Drake House provides emergency housing and services for more than 50 women and their children, 41 percent of whom are from Sandy Springs.  To help support its work, the Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber Women’s Business Network is sponsoring a fashion show June 9 at UPS global headquarters.

A Forever Tribute

Article Katherine Watson Northside Hospital’s Heart and Vascular Institute recently received a generous donation from a gentleman who simply wanted to thank the doctors and nurses who took care of his mother during a recent hospital stay. David Halpern, of Dunwoody, came to Northside in January of last year, after his mother suffered a heart … Continued

Lifelong Friendship Inspired Great Strides for CF Cure

Each May, fundraising at Choate Construction headquartered in Sandy Springs runs full throttle as employees roll up their sleeves and work tirelessly for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundations’ Great Strides event in May.  Cars & ‘Q for the Cause, an annual car show and barbecue to raise funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF), is an extra stride of Choate’s to support…