New Board Member Spotlight: 
Alison Rogish

Alison Rogish became involved with SCAN after attending and hosting the Progressive Dinner for a number of years. Her friend Amy Quigley, this year's Progressive Dinner Chair, introduced her to SCAN's work. Alison is serving on the Progressive Dinner planning committee this year.  Alison also learned about SCAN through past Board member and Deloitte colleague, Brad Welles. Alison serves as a Managing Director at Deloitte. Alison is from Upstate New York, but she and her family have lived in Richmond since 2004. Alison stays busy with her 3 children (2 boys and a girl), who are all very involved in community sports. Alison coaches her 5 and a half year old daughter's soccer team and is learning guitar with her middle son. A fun fact about Alison is that she recently served as an extra for the TV series Homeland. Look for her on the upcoming season, which filmed here in Richmond!

Alison was drawn to SCAN by the important work and the exponential impact that the organization has on our community by reaching children early. She shared a belief that anything good in life comes through children. It is important to invest in the education and emotional and physical wellbeing of children in order to set these children and society as a whole up for success. Alison believes in the importance of local nonprofits and served on the YWCA Board for 6 years. Alison shared that she was deeply moved by the emotional testimony of three Richmond CASA volunteers at the SCAN Breakfast this past fall. Stories of SCAN's work and the families involved in our programs gets to the heart of why this work is so impactful.

Stewards of Children Training
February 15, 2018
6:00pm - 8:30pm

Bring Darkness to Light & Help End Child Sexual Abuse

Stewards of Children teaches adults how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. The program is designed for individuals concerned about the safety of children as well as organizations that serve youth. Stewards of Children is the only nationally distributed program proven to increase knowledge, improve attitudes, and change child protective behaviors. 

Click here for more information on this training or email Melissa at to register. 

For more information about how you can prevent child sexual abuse visit  Darkness to Light
Learn more about SCAN's impact in 2016-2017 in our annual report.

Save the Date!

Saturday April 7, 2018


For more information, please contact Kristen Byrd at or  

804-257-7226 x106. 


SCAN is honored to be one of the benefiting organizations of Deep Run High School's Annual Marathon Dance!  
This fundraiser benefits local community charities, with Deep Run High School students of all grades, coming together to raise money for these causes. Money is raised through ongoing community fundraisers, and a marathon dance lasting for 27 hours, where students dance continuously.  Please join SCAN staff at the below fundraisers which support the Dance Marathon! Funds raised by students through these efforts will support SCAN's Henrico Child Advocacy Center.

Tuesday, January 30th
Whole Foods Fundraiser
All Day
Wednesday, February 7th
Pasta Dinner for Sponsors & Recipients 6-7:30 PM
*Admission - $10 per person*
Thursday, February 15th
Short Pump Bowl America
*Admission - $15 per person for two games and shoes*
Thursday, March 8th
Pancake Supper
5:30 PM- 7:30 PM
*Admission - $10 per adult, $5 per child 10 and under*
Saturday, March 10th
Midas Short Pump Blood Drive
Friday and Saturday, March 16th and 17th
DRHS 12th Annual Marathon Dance 
Click here for more information on these events! Email Sarah at if you are interested joining SCAN staff for any of these events.

CASA Superhero Run!

Join the Richmond CASA 
Superhero Run Team

May 5, 2018

Support SCAN's Richmond CASA program by joining our team in the CASA Super Hero Run.

In order for a portion of the proceeds to go directly to Richmond CASA you must join our team:

Become part of the movement of individuals, corporations, and organizations that are proud to lead the fight against child abuse. Enjoy entertainment, refreshments, and fun for the whole family. St. Joseph's Villa offers a flat and fast 5K course, which accommodates all levels of expertise.

Register for Team Richmond CASA Now!
Santa Shop brings the magic of the holidays to SCAN families!

We want to again thank so many partners who helped make the holidays a little brighter for the families and children we serve. Thank you to all of those who donated funds, toys and event space and the many volunteers who made Santa Shop possible! Thanks to you 130 families and 380 children benefited.

A Special thank you to  301 Auto  Repair CarMax KPMG UPS St. Catherine's School James Center Väsen Brewing Company , Swedish Match,  University of Richmond Kappa Delta Willis Towers Watson , Richmond Christmas Mother, C ircle S Studio , and SCAN's Board of Young Professionals, Board of Director's members and staff!
April is Coming!

Each April, SCAN coordinates a local public awareness campaign for  National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Thank you for joining us this April as we fundraise and promote awareness within our community.
One way you can help is by plant a Pinwheel Garden at your business, organization, or home.
Pinwheels are the national symbol for child abuse prevention because they symbolize a happy, uplifting childhood. SCAN invites you to use pinwheels as a visible show of support for keeping children in our community safe.  Contact Katelynn for questions: or 804-257-7226 x104.

Stay tuned for more information on exciting events, trainings and ways that you can get involved so that all children in our community can have a happy and healthy childhood.
Vol. 76, January 2018
M4K Supports SCAN!


Greater Richmond SCAN has been overwhelmed by the generosity of  Mustaches for Kids Richmond!  Their commitment to kids in our area and to SCAN is incredible. This year, they have donated $55,000 to SCAN. Thank you to all the growers and supporters of M4K Richmond! 

To learn more about M4K Richmond visit their website HERE
Dining for a Cause
A Night to Benefit SCAN at Shagbark Restaurant

Sunday, February 11th, 2018

On Sunday February 11th 2018, SCAN supporters will come together for an evening to benefit SCAN. This fundraising dinner will feature 5 special courses, complete with wine parings, and prepared by award winning chef Walter Bundy at his highly acclaimed restaurant, Shagbark.

This dinner will seek to raise funds to support the work that SCAN does to help children and families in our community. Not only will this event raise important, unrestricted funds for SCAN, it will bring together community members and supporters of SCAN and continue to bring awareness to child abuse and neglect issues in our community.

To learn more, purchase tickets NOW
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BYP Hosts  Blue and White Ball this Weekend!

Saturday, February 3, 2018 
Science Museum of Virginia

We are excited to announce that tickets are officially SOLD OUT!! You can still join in the fun by bidding on the Blue and White Ball silent auction starting this weekend online.

SCAN's Board of Young Professionals invites you to a night of dancing and fun, all for a good cause.

Cocktails and delicious hors d'oeuvres!  

Live Music from 10 Spot!

Silent Auction featuring great packages to bid on. Check back for updates and to start bidding!

Jeanine Harper honored at Outstanding Women Awards 2018
SCAN is thrilled to announce that Jeanine Harper, SCAN Executive Director, is being honored at the 2018 YWCA Outstanding Women Awards!

Now in its 38th year, the Outstanding Women Awards (OWA) is YWCA Richmond's signature women's empowerment event and one of the largest celebrations of women in leadership in our region. The 2018 OWA honorees will be formally recognized for their community impact at the Outstanding Women Awards Luncheon, at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, April 27, 2018 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. Registration begins at 11:00 a.m.

Learn more about all the honorees and purchase tickets to the event HERE
SCAN Partners on Project to Serve Infants and Women with Substance Use Disorder
Women with substance use disorder (SUD) experience so many barriers to recovery. In the case of pregnant women with SUD, addiction threatens the lives of multiple ge nerations, is associated with poor health outcomes for parents, and correlates with a higher risk of child neglect. While the life stage of pregnancy may bring joy and motivation, pregnancy may also trigger stress and feelings of shame when family, friends, and the community do not care about the 'why' of addiction. Very often, the 'why' hides in the shadow of childhood trauma - be it physical or sexual abuse, abandonment, neighborhood violence, systemic racism, or extreme poverty. 

Partially funded by Richmond Memorial Health Foundation, SCAN is excited to partner with Family Lifeline and Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU on the Central Virginia Family Resiliency Project, which will wrap a trauma-informed team around approximately 30 pregnant women with substance use disorder, support them prenatally, give them the best chance at recovery, and set a foundation for the most protective, promotive relationship in a child's life - that between child and caregiver.

Learn more about this complex issue and the work of this partnership HERE

This project is funded in part by a grant from Richmond Memorial Health Foundation. RMHF is committed to its mission of fostering an equitable and healthy Richmond Region.
Thank you to Richmond Memorial Health Foundation!
Grocery Shop & Support SCAN! 

Sign up as a Kroger Community Rewards member and designate  Greater Richmond SCAN Stop Child Abuse Now NPO #85145 as your nonprofit. Every time you shop using your Kroger Rewards card, a portion will go to support the children and families served by SCAN!

Learn more and sign up at Kroger Community Rewards. Email Sarah at with questions.

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