NEWS: Toast to Hope Raises $80,000+ for Child Abuse Prevention
October 28, 2014
SCAN’s 12th Annual Toast to Hope fundraiser raised more than $80,000 on Saturday, October 25th at Artisphere in Arlington. Wells Fargo, SCAN founder Dave Cleary, Joe & Sarah Carlin and Leana & Mark Katz were lead sponsors of the event. The food, wine and beer-tasting event — with a theme of “Let’s Make Childhood Magic!” — served as a celebration of SCAN’s accomplishments over the past 26 years, as well as an opportunity for guests to be a part of the magic that happens when communities connect with their most at-risk children and families. More than 230 guests helped raise the critical funds that will support SCAN’s child abuse prevention programs in the coming year. Part of the “magic” of the evening was certainly thanks to magician “Magic by Geo” and musician “Poor Boy.” Culinary Sponsors included To Your Taste Catering, Tempo Restaurant, Dishes of India, Mexicali Blues and Chadwicks. Vinterners included Barboursville Vineyards and Virginia Imports Ltd. This year also highlighted a collection of generous local breweries: Forge Brew Works, Mad Fox Brewing Company, Port City Brewing Company, Rock Bottom Brewery and Starr Hill Brewery. Media coverage of the event included:
- “Gathering raises awareness, cash in battle against child abuse” in the Arlington Sun-Gazette
- “SCAN’s Toast to Hope raises $80,000 for child abuse prevention” in AlexandriaNews
- “SCAN’s Toast to Hope raises $80,000 for child abuse prevention” in LocalKicks
- “Alexandria-Arlington Volunteer Opportunities at Toast to Hope” in The Washington Post
Learn more about the event and meet all of the sponsors who made it possible here.