Meet Chris Sill: Former CASA Volunteer Who Brings Passion to BYP

Chris Sill has been engaged with Greater Richmond SCAN in a variety of roles since he first became involved. A few years ago, he was searching for a way to give back to the community. He felt that he had been fortunate to have a blessed life and wanted to pay it forward and be part of something that really made a difference in people's lives. A chance glance at a bulletin board in a coffee shop opened his eyes to the Richmond CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) program. 

He was inspired by the resilience of the children he worked with over his two years as a CASA volunteer. Despite what they had been through, the children he worked with were still funny, happy children. He saw children that had experienced countless roadblocks, moved to multiple homes, and had been separated from incarcerated parents begin to heal from their trauma and see the hope and resilience of the possibilities that were open to them. Chris explained that he saw firsthand the impact that having structure and a consistent, loving caregiver had on a child. The help of a caregiver and a CASA volunteer provided these children hope and a chance to combat the longstanding trauma of their childhood.

After serving as a CASA volunteer for a few years, Chris was introduced to the SCAN Board of Young Professionals. He saw this as a unique opportunity to get involved in the organization on a different level and connect with like-minded young professionals. Chris recently served as the chair of the BYPs Blue & White Ball, which raised a record-breaking $37,000 to support SCAN's programs in 2018.

We are so thankful to Chris for sharing his passion for helping, talents for making things happen, and leadership with SCAN!

  Click Here to read more about Chris and his work as a Richmond CASA volunteer and SCAN BYP member

16th Annual Progressive Dinner & Auction 

 Thank you to all the sponsors, committee members, dinner hosts, and attendees that helped to make the 16th annual Progressive Dinner a sell out success!

A special thank you to our Event Chair Amy Quigley and our dedicated committee members who made this event above and beyond this year!

We are also grateful to our appetizer hosts, Margaret and Jerry Keightley, and all our dinner hosts for opening your homes up for SCAN supporters!

Thank you to the chefs from across our community that shared their time and talents with us!

Guardian Sponsors
Marsh & McLennan Agency | Rutherfoord
Thompson, Siegel & Walmsley
Troutman Sanders
UPS Freight

Transportation Sponsor
St. Catherine's School

Mobile Bidding Sponsor

Advocate Sponsors
Dominion Energy
Styer Landscaping

Save the Date: Secco Gives Back!

May 16, 2018
5pm - 11pm

Join SCAN at Secco Wine Bar for Secco Gives Back! 15% of sales that evening will be donated to SCAN's programs.
Celebrating the Power of Good

Richmond CASA's longest serving CASA volunteers were recognized at HandsOn Greater Richmond's Power of Good event on April 19. Thank you to all our incredible CASA volunteers that give their time, energy and heart to providing a voice for children within the courts system.
Free Public Resilience Screening

June 11, 2018
9:30am - 11:00am

Resilience chronicles the birth of a new movement among pediatricians, therapists, educators and communities, who are using cutting-edge brain science to disrupt cycles of violence, addiction and disease. The film portrays a dynamic group of individuals who are proving that cycles of disease and adversity can be broken.
A short discussion will be held after the film facilitated by Greater Richmond SCAN.

This event is free, but registration is required. Get your tickets today!
Vol. 79, April 2018 
 SCAN Volunteer of the Year
Anne Miller

SCAN was honored to present the 2018 Volunteer of the Year Award to Anne Miller on April 10 at the Byrd Theatre. 

Richmond CASA staff shared some words about Anne's incredible work and dedication: 

Anne Miller has been a Richmond Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer for 20 years. She is an asset to not only CASA, but most importantly, her CASA kids. Anne has a warm, loving, cheerful demeanor that can put anyone at ease, especially children who have been through traumatic situations. One of Anne's many strengths is dependability which might seem simple, but to our kids who have been let down by people for most of their lives, it means the world to them. She has built resilience in her CASA kids by being a consistent, positive presence in their lives. Anne also advocates for services to be put into place for her kids and their parents to help with healing, growth, and rehabilitation. We are so grateful for Anne's continued hard work and dedication to Richmond City's most vulnerable kids.

Your Help is Needed!

You can bring hope, healing, and resilience to a child.

Your donation will help a child heal after abuse.
Your donation will help give a child a voice in a complex court system. 
Your donation will help provide child abuse and neglect prevention workshops to teachers, law enforcement officers and other professionals who work with children in our community.
Your donation will help reduce risk factors for parents and caregivers that lead to abuse or neglect.
Your donation will help build a resilient community that protects and cares for our children.

Please join us by protecting a child today

There's still time to join the CASA Superhero Run!

Join the Richmond CASA 
Superhero Run Team

May 5, 2018

Richmond CASA is thrilled to partner with Chesterfield CASA and Henrico CASA this year. Support the 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.

Call for Volunteers!

Join Greater Richmond SCAN for some fun, upcoming volunteer opportunities. Volunteers are needed during several events on Brown's Island this coming summer. SCAN receives a donation to continue to serve children for each volunteer that helps.

Friday Cheers:
  • May 11th
  • May 25th
  • June 22nd
Dominion Riverock:
  •  May 19
  • May 20
For more information or to register, email Melissa Brooks at

Thank you to The Veil Brewing Company!

A huge shout out to The Veil Brewing Company for hosting SCAN supporters and donating a portion of sales during their Third Thursdays in honor of April Child Abuse Prevention Month!
Recognizing Child Abuse Prevention Month

Greater Richmond SCAN was honored to receive proclamations from Richmond City Council and the Henrico Board of Supervisors recognizing April as Child Abuse Prevention Month.  We are thankful to the commitment of both localities to  working to prevent child abuse by strengthening families, promoting positive parenting, and creating a community that values and cares for its children.
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