NEWS: SCAN to Host Advocacy Training on November 17th

October 8, 2015

SCAN has announced a location for its 4th Annual Speak Up for Children Advocacy Training to be held on November 17, 2015. Attendees, special guests and elected officials will come together at the Fairfax South County Government Building for a day of education and empowerment to become better advocates for children and families in Northern Virginia.  They’ll also hear policy advocates and legislators discuss some of the key issues affecting vulnerable children and families which will be on the agenda in the upcoming Virginia General Assembly session. Christie Marra with Virginia Poverty Law Center will be leading our Advocacy 101 Session.

> Download a flyer for the event HERE.

> Register online for the event HERE.

NEWS: Tickets on Sale for Toast to Hope

October 2, 2015

TTH2015_EMAILInvitationSCAN’s 13th Annual Toast to Hope “The Sky’s the Limit!” is just five weeks away, and tickets are currently on sale here. More than 30 sponsors have signed on to support the event, which will include wine & craft beer tastings, gourmet food samplings, live music and a silent auction. The event is being held in the art gallery of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, a unique modern structure by renowned modern architect Charles Goodman, who was influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright and Mies van der Rohe. Tickets begin at $75 per guest.

> Download an invitation to the event here.

> Purchase tickets and sponsorships here.

Sally Richards Joins SCAN as Director of Development

SallyRichards_SCANAugust 27, 2015

SCAN announced today that Sally Richards has accepted the position of Director of Development and will begin on September 8th. Since moving to Alexandria in 2014, Ms. Richards has been involved with grant writing and fundraising locally at Volunteer Alexandria, where she spearheaded their successful free agent fundraising during Spring2Action in April.

“I am excited to join the team at SCAN with whom I share a passion for helping protect abused and neglected children,” said Ms. Richards. “Having advocated for children as a lawyer, I now look forward to serving children in a different capacity.”

Ms. Richards volunteers with the Del Ray Business Association, Volunteer Alexandria and Before moving, she was an attorney working as a Guardian ad Litem in Ohio, where she also served on the board of Conneaut Community Foundation, Inc. and consulted for the Conneaut Historical Society. Ms. Richards graduated with a law degree from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University and a B.A. from RIT Eisenhower College.

“SCAN looks forward to strengthening our team with the addition of Sally Richards,” said Sonia Quiñónez, SCAN’s Executive Director. “Our board of directors and program staff look forward to partnering with Sally as we seek to gather resources to support SCAN’s child abuse prevention work here in Northern Virginia.”

Read coverage of Sally’s new role on, and in the Alexandria Gazette-Packet.


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