Brad McGetrick Serves as Board Vice-Chair
Brad McGetrick joined the SCAN Board of Directors in 2017 and is serving as the 19-20 Board Vice-Chair. We are thrilled to have Brad’s leadership, generosity and commitment as part of the SCAN Board leadership team this year.
 
What inspires you to stay involved with your work at SCAN?
Simply the impact that SCAN makes on the greater Richmond community. Abuse and neglect doesn’t affect just one race, socio-economic status, or age. Through the five main programs at SCAN, we are able to work on the prevention and treatment of abuse. Unfortunately there is still a great need in Richmond on both ends of the spectrum – prevention and treatment – but I don’t think there is another organization better positioned to tackle these issues and make an impact. 

What has been the best experience with SCAN so far?
I’ve really enjoyed the opportunity to see my colleagues at CoStar get engaged with SCAN. We have over 750 employees here, and I am constantly amazed and grateful for their passion and energy in giving back to the community. We had a lot of fun partnering with Mustaches 4 Kids over the past two years. M4K has been a long-time supporter of SCAN, so we were able to mobilize 23 participants last year to support them in their mission to raise over $325,000 for charities that support children. CoStar employees have also held snack drives, volunteered at Santa Workshop, and made a monetary donation through our “CoStar Builds” philanthropic committee.
  
Do you have any goals or hopes for the next year with SCAN?
SCAN is fortunate to have a long history of strong support from the community. Those that get involved with and support SCAN tend to do so on a continuous basis. Once supporters learn more about the organization and the work that is being done, it is easy for them to find ways to contribute, whether financially as a member of the Protector’s Circle, volunteering with the Richmond CASA team, or participating in our largest fundraiser, the Progressive Dinner. My hope for next year is continuing to spread the word about SCAN’s mission will build the base of support even further. One of the best ways for folks to be introduced to SCAN is to attend the Child Advocates Breakfast, which is being held on October 4 th this year. It is an opportunity to learn more about the programs at SCAN and to pledge financial support. I encourage anyone interested in attending to reach out to any board member for more information.


9th Annual Child Advocate's Breakfast
Friday, October 4, 2019
7:30 - 8:30am
Country Club of Virginia
 
The Child Advocate's Breakfast raises awareness and financial support for SCAN's five programs.

In celebration of the programs 15th year, the breakfast will focus on the Child Advocacy Centers with insight from staff, stories from those touched by the program, and outcomes of the program. 

Email Kristen Byrd for more information and to RSVP. 
Enter to Win a Special Dinner Experience and Tickets for Bob Costas at The Richmond Forum
Package includes two tickets to a seated dinner at the Omni Hotel, Motor Coach transportation to/from the Altria Theater, & special dessert reception and photo op with Bob Costas following the show. 

Raffle tickets are $25 each, or two for $40.
Two raffle winners will be drawn 
(each winning a package for two).

Two Raffle winners will be drawn on August 29, 2019.  
Please note, winner must agree to share contact information with the Richmond Forum for security purposes. 
Proceeds from this raffle will benefit Greater Richmond SCAN. 

Tickets to The Richmond Forum were generously donated by Marsha and Jay Olander.
Give a Gift Through United Way
When you join a United Way campaign, you have the opportunity to choose how your contribution is spent. You can have your gift distributed for you or you can give your gift to a specific organization.  

SCAN is eligible to receive donor designations through the United Way campaigns.  
 
Our campaign codes are as follows:
United Way Campaign: #3343 (please also list SCAN)
Combined Federal Campaign (CFC): #82607
Local Government & Schools (LGS): #166
New Advocates Sworn In
This August, the Richmond CASA program swore in 8 new CASA volunteers after our August training session. We are excited to have these dedicated individuals join the Richmond CASA team to work on behalf of children!

Join these amazing advocates by being part of the Fall Richmond CASA Training Class!
 Learn more about how your can change a child's story at our upcoming information session on Thursday, September 5 from 6-7 pm . You will have the opportunity to learn how CASA volunteers advocate for the best interests of children who have been abused or neglected.

RSVP by September 3rd to heather.farber@richmondgov.com or 804-646-5180.

 
Support Greater Richmond SCAN during the Dominion Energy Charity Classic through Birdies for Charity Presented by TowneBank!
The program gives SCAN an opportunity to generate contributions through flat donations or based on the number of “birdies” made by PGA TOUR Champions players during the tournament.
 
In addition, the PGA TOUR will donate an additional 10 percent on donations made through Birdies for Charity, so SCAN will receive an additional 10 percent of total pledges!
 
DONATION TYPES (Donations can be made at any time):

* A one-time flat donation (minimum donation of $25).
 
*A per-birdie donation (option to cap donation). Total donation amount will be determined based on the number of birdies made by PGA TOUR Champions professionals during the Dominion Energy Charity Classic.
 
Special Resilience Screening
September 17, 2019
6:00 - 7:30pm
Libbie Mill Library

Humble Haven Yoga , bareSOUL yoga & wellness , and Greater Richmond SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now) are teaming up to host a screening and panel discussion of Resilience: The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope.

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. After the screening, there will be a panel discussion with local yoga and meditation instructors sharing their knowledge and experiences on how these practices increase resiliency.

Registration is free. Reserve your spot today!
Save the Dates - SCAN Events
Hardywood West Trunk or Treat
October 27, 2019
Sign up to host a trunk in support of SCAN!

The Graduate Rooftop
October 30, 2019
A Happy Hour to support SCAN

Blue and White Ball
March 7, 2020

SCAN Progressive Dinner and Auction
May 2, 2020
Details and ticket information to come!
SCAN is in Need of Healthy Snacks for Kids!
Greater Richmond SCAN is in need of healthy snacks for children and families that come to our Child Advocacy Centers and Family Support Program for services.

Richmond’s most vulnerable children are served at the Child Advocacy Center
where children who have experienced severe physical or sexual abuse receive child forensic interviews and trauma focused treatment. The snacks they are served while at the CAC help them feel more at ease during a very difficult time.

At the SCAN Family Support Program Children’s groups, children participate in therapeutic group play while their parents attend classes.
Snack time is always their favorite time!

Please donate boxes of unopened, individually wrapped healthy snacks,
small bottled water and juice boxes. For snack ideas or to send snacks directly to SCAN's programs, check out our snack Amazon Wishlist.

Holding a snack drive is a great way to get your company, school, civic group, book club, or other group engaged in SCAN's mission and make a difference.

Reach out to Sarah at smersereau@grscan.com with questions, to hold a snack drive, or to make a snack donation to SCAN.
Protect a Child today with a gift to SCAN's Annual Fund.
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