As with many Scottish clan societies, Clan Anderson Society was born from a desire of Anderson families to preserve their Scottish heritage. The Clan Society is a means to bring together those who bear the Anderson name, descendants of Andersons through either female or male lines, or those with an interest in the Anderson name. The Clan Anderson Society cultivates a spirit of kinship and pride, and provides information about the history, culture, and activities of Andersons. The Society provides a gathering place for all Andersons at various Highland Gatherings and Games. Herein lies the best part of membership in Clan Anderson Society: the Anderson tent provides the opportunity for Anderson descendants to meet with and develop strong friendships with other members, and to become part of an extended family of Andersons who share a common heritage and interest.
Clan Anderson Society was formally organized in 1974 at the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games. Prior to this time, several Anderson families had met informally at these games for a few years. With the efforts of many gracious founding member volunteers, the society membership grew, with members hailing from Canada, South Africa, Scotland and the United States. In 1984, Clan Anderson Society was incorporated in the State of Georgia, and in 1993, Clan Anderson Society requested and achieved 501(c)3 status from the IRS. Membership dues help defray the cost of the STAND SURE newsletter and the costs associated with tent sponsorship at various Highland Games throughout the United States.