Rommi Shtayyeh leads SCAN BYP Blue and White Ball
Rommi has been on SCAN’s Board of Young Professionals for three years. This year he’s bringing his enthusiasm, leadership, and talents to chair the group’s signature fundraiser, the Blue and White Ball . Rommi is always the first person to jump in when help is needed and his friendliness, passion, and determination has been an incredible asset to SCAN!

SCAN’s Blue and White Ball will be held on March 7, 2020 at the Science Museum of Virginia. Learn more about the event, purchase tickets, become a corporate sponsor, or find out how to donate an auction item on the event website .

How did you first get involved with SCAN?
I first became involved through two current BYP members, Megan Pratt and Elliot Staley. They knew I was looking to help out with an organization and they were so passionate about SCAN. Their enthusiasm made me want to get involved.

What is your current work role?
I run the pricing and margin management team at Owens and Minor.

What inspires you to stay involved with your work at SCAN?
SCAN’s mission statement inspires me to stay involved. You can see the direct impact of what SCAN does in the world and in our community.

Do you have any goals or hopes for the next year with SCAN?
My goal is to help the BYP meet our fundraising goal for the year through the Blue and White Ball. 

2020 Blue and White Ball to be held March 7, 2020
Blue and White Ball
March 7, 2020

Join SCAN's Board of Young Professionals for the 2020 Blue & White Ball!

Held at the Science Museum of Virginia, this black tie optional event offers a night of dancing, refreshments, food, and fun. A live band, silent auction, and delicious selection of food and drink will ensure a fantastic event, and all for a good cause.

All proceeds benefit SCAN's mission to prevent and treat child abuse and neglect throughout the Greater Richmond area.

Tickets are now on sale! Get yours now at

If you are interested in learning more about corporate sponsorship, please email Heather Farber at
A special evening for SCAN at Shagbark
February 9, 2020
Join us for an evening at Shagbark for Greater Richmond SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now).

The evening's dinner will feature 6 special courses, complete with wine pairings, and prepared by award-winning chef Walter Bundy.

Individuals - $195
Couples - $350
Reserved Seating (Table for 6) - $1250 (Limited Availability)

Tickets can be purchased at

Questions? Contact Katie Morris at
SCAN Santa Shop Reaches Over 300 Children!
The community came together in a big way this year to make the 2019 Santa Shop possible. Thank you to every individual, business and group that held a toy drive, donated supplies and volunteered your time to make this even special. Your kindness made the holidays brighter for over 300 children impacted by SCAN's services.

A special thank you to the SCAN Board of Young Professionals for organizing this event, Santa for spending time with SCAN families, and to the James Center for hosting this incredible event year after year.

Thank you for your support!
Junior League, Altria, Wells Fargo, UPS, Countless Individuals
St. Catherine’s, General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Virginia, CarMax, CoStar, World of Mirth, Commonwealth Commercial, American Marketing Association, James River Cellars, Stavna Ballet, Creek's Edge Neighborhood, Richmond Capital Management, Transact Capital, Dominion Energy, Troutman Sanders, Deloitte, Wells Fargo, NVR Mortgage, Chick-fil-A Winterpock (14101 Hull Street), Buddy's, 301 Auto, Morris Tile, Shamin Hotels, RCDC, Winvale, Dotted Lines, Triple Crossing – Fulton, Richmond Christmas Mother and Niagara Bottling Company
SCAN Progressive Dinner and Auction
Thank you to Ginter Park Women's Club for their generous support of SCAN's programs.

We are grateful to the Bob and Anna Lou Schaberg Foundation for their recent grant to help SCAN protect children and build more trauma-informed and resilient systems and communities.

Thank you to the Cameron Foundation for their recent grant and ongoing support of the Child Advocacy Centers.

A special thank you to Altria for their recent grant to support SCAN's Trauma Informed Education work.

We are also grateful for the continued support of Dominion Energy in making SCAN's work possible.

Mustaches 4 Kids Celebrates Successful Growing Season
Mustaches 4 Kids presented a donation of $50,000 to the SCAN Board of Directors this week! SCAN is so grateful for the ongoing support of of Mustaches 4 Kids. Their generosity and partnership through the years has helped SCAN make a difference for so many children in our community.

A huge congratulations to all involved with Mustaches 4 Kids. With over 200 "growers" this year, they were able to raise over $360,000 to support children's nonprofits in the Richmond region.

For more information on Mustaches 4 Kids or to get involved next year visit
In 2017, with consultation and guidance from Greater Richmond SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now) and the Greater Richmond Trauma-Informed Community Network (GRTICN), an ongoing collaborative effort began to embed trauma-informed practices into the region’s health systems.

The primary goal of the collaborative is to create trauma-informed health systems that reduce the impacts of trauma and retraumatization while increasing resiliency of team members, patients, and families through clinical and organizational enhancements.

Everyone involved in the Trauma-Informed Health Systems Collaborative is driven by a passion for trauma-informed work and a commitment to the long-term cultural shift required to make the Greater Richmond region more resilient. The community stands to benefit immensely from a health system that addresses the trauma at the root of many poor health outcomes and implements programs to promote the resilience necessary to heal.

Upcoming Film Screenings
Screening in partnership with Northside Strong
February 3, 2020
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Northside Family YMCA

The film 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.

The screening will be followed by a 30 minute discussion about how to be part of a trauma-informed and resilient community in Richmond's Northside. We will also specifically discuss Northside Strong's efforts to create a healthier and more equitable Northside through their collective effort of community organizations and local residents.

Screening in partnership with the YWCA Empower RVA Teens
February 15
1:00pm - 3:30pm
West End Branch Public Library

Join us in a special event for Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month! Come see the award-winning documentary, Paper Tigers, which follows a year in the life of an alternative high school that has radically changed its approach to disciplining its students, becoming a promising model for how to break the cycles of poverty, violence and disease that affect families.

The film is 120 minutes long, followed by a 30 minute discussion facilitated by the teen facilitators in Empower RVA Teens, YWCA Richmond's teen peer facilitation program that aims to prevent teen dating violence and sexual assault by educating and empowering teens to teach their peers about healthy relationships.

Protect a Child today with a gift to SCAN's Annual Fund.
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