Make a Donation
By making a gift to SCAN, you are touching the lives of children and families across Northern Virginia. SCAN relies on community support in a number of ways, including financial support. We accept individual financial donations throughout the year. SCAN is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) organization. All donations to SCAN are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law. You can make a donation:
VIA THE INTERNET
SCAN of Northern Virginia participates in United Way, Combined Federal Campaign, and Commonwealth of Virginia campaigns. Our designation number for each is United Way of the National Capital Area #8349, CFC #79235, and CVC #8216. Please designate SCAN during your employer’s campaign!
Checks can be made out to SCAN of Northern Virginia and mailed to:
SCAN of Northern Virginia
205 S. Whiting Street, Suite 205
Alexandria, VA 22304
Donations can also be made in memory of someone or in honor of a special person or event. Memorial gifts are a special way for individuals, organizations, businesses, and groups to remember someone while supporting SCAN’s mission to prevent child abuse and neglect. Donations to SCAN can also be a thoughtful way to honor special occasions (birthdays, anniversaries, special accomplishments, the arrival of a grandchild, etc.).
To acknowledge your thoughtful gesture, SCAN of Northern Virginia will send a personalized card or letter to the appropriate person or family members. If your donation is in honor or memory of someone, please download the mail-in donation form and enclose with your donation, being sure to provide the name and address of the appropriate person or persons. The amount of the gift is not indicated in the acknowledgment.
If you would like to charge a donation to SCAN (Visa, MasterCard, American Express accepted), please call the SCAN office at (703) 820-9001 and your donation can be processed over the phone.
BY DONATING STOCKS OR BONDS (SECURITIES)
Donating appreciated stocks or bonds to SCAN can be a great way to save taxes and increase the value of your donation! By donating securities, you may be able to take a tax deduction for the appreciated value of the stocks or bonds you donate plus avoid capital gains taxes on their appreciated value. For more information or to discuss a donation of securities, contact SCAN’s Executive Director Leah Fraley.
THROUGH YOUR WILL OR TRUST
Giving through your will or trust is a convenient way to leave a lasting legacy, while providing a savings to your family on estate taxes. By designating SCAN as a beneficiary of your retirement plan or including a bequest in your will or trust, you create a memorial to remind future generations of your commitment to healthy children and strong families.
A planned gift is a thoughtful way to put your assets to good use after you and your loved ones no longer need them. A bequest (gift) can be included in your will or trust, or it can be added by your attorney at any time.
A charitable gift by will or trust is deductible for estate tax purposes, so no tax will be due on assets given. Your financial advisor or attorney can discuss your options to determine the best plan for you! Learn more about the types of bequests you can make and specific legal language to include in your will or trust.
BY DONATING YOUR CAR!
Your vehicle can be running or not and SCAN receives 70-80% of the net proceeds.
Our vehicle donation program is made possible through our partnership with Donate For Charity. Just call Donate For Charity toll-free at (866) 392-4483 or donate on-line at their website: www.donateforcharity.com. Learn more about donating your vehicle.