Welcome Class of 2022!

Because Covid-19 challenges the integrity and program
quality our adult class deserves, we're offering the 2021
Class the opportunity to extend their class year to 2022,
becoming the FIRST, BEST and ONLY 2 year class ever!


YLSS Class of 2022

The Class of 2021 was cancelled due to Covid-19 and those accepted students were invited to remain and join a new Class of 2022. Please email our YLSS Director if you would like to be notified if and when we have an opening. Thanks. 


Thanks for Sharing our Vision 

Our annual alumni giving campaign has been very successful.  Thanks to all our alumni donors, listed at link below.  We can't thank you enough. Not an alumni, but want to help? We appreciate a gift of ANY size!   


Announcing our 2020 Carolyn Axt Outstanding Alumni

We are pleased to announce our three very deserving Carolyn Axt Outstanding Alumni award winners for 2020: Patty Conway Class of 2013, Stacey Hader Epstein, Class of 2015, and Pam Rosenthal, Class of 2011. The award is named for alumna extraordinaire Carolyn Axt who revitalized LSS and served as Executive Director for 14 years. Recipients must have graduated from LSS at least five years ago and demonstrate significant volunteer commitments to our community and to Leadership Sandy Springs. We congratulate them all!

Pam Rosenthal

Patty Conway, LSS Class of 2013

  • VP, Business Development, Ameris Bank
  • Leadership Sandy Springs: Ambassador Program Chair
  • Movies by Moonlight, Mix 'n Jingle, LeadersLunch, Alumni Committee
  • Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber (SSPC): Founding Member, Ambassadors Chair, Networking at Noon Chair
  • Volunteer of the Year, Gala Committee
  • Sandy Springs Education Force, Community Assistance Center, Heritage Sandy Springs

Stacey Hader Epstein, LSS Class of 2015

  • Leadership Sandy Springs: Mentor and Buddy, YLSS Advisory Committee Chair
  • ARTS SS – Communications Chair
  • Heritage Sandy Springs (2015-19): Board of Trustees, Volunteer of the Year
  • Moms Demand Action/Sandy Springs: Founding Member
  • National Council of Jewish Women, VP Communications
  • Atlanta Jewish Coalition for Literacy in-school tutor
  • Congregation Or Hadash  Board of Trustees

Pam Rosenthal, LSS Class of 2011

  • President, Meeting Street South (event planning)
  • Leadership Sandy Springs: Board President
  • Revised LSS By Laws, Policies and Procedures; many LSS committees including initiating and leading Live Learn Lead and co-chairing Live Learn Lead at Noon
  • Family Promise of North Fulton/Dekalb: Board member with a focus on fundraising
  • City of Sandy Springs Hospitality and Tourism Board


Thank you to our Live Learn Lead at Noon committee and especially our professionals: Elizabeth Douglass, Dr. Joanne Peeler and Dr. Ben Cohen for the information and insight they shared during our recent Live Learn Lead at Noon webinar on Mental Health Matters – Ways to Wellness! We are happy to share the video recording from this session and ask that you share it and the attached wellness tips and resources with family, friends or colleagues. It’s valuable information for all of us, particularly during these challenging times. Stay well and stay tuned for more LSS community-wide events.


Wharton's New Dean Makes History
July 1, 2020

We are proud to share this GMA video of Dr. Erika James on her first day as Dean of Wharton Business School.  Dr. James was one of our distinguished 2020 Live Learn Lead panelists last February 27, the same night news broke that she would be leaving as Dean of Emory's Goizueta Business School for the University of Pennsylvania. Her leadership perspective on her first day at Wharton is insightful, as it was when she spoke at Live Learn Lead. Congratulations again Dr. James.

Thank you to our sponsors

We are grateful to all our financial and in-kind sponsors. Your donations to Leadership Sandy Springs make it possible to develop, educate and connect leaders and inspire them to make positive change in our community.

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