Join us to celebrate

October 28, 2022 | 6—9:30pm
Army Navy Country Club, Arlington VA

With Special Emcee

Drew Murray, Illusionist

Drew Murray is an expert in illusion, storytelling, and moments of wonder.
Over the years, he has grown his following by working with national brands like Facebook, Macy’s, TEDx, Red Bull, and many others.

Here’s to HOPE.

SCAN’s annual fundraising gala, Toast to Hope, is about coming together as a community to stand up for abused, neglected, and high-risk youth.

Our supporters are truly special. They are selfless, caring individuals devoted to protecting our community’s most vulnerable youth. As a survivor-led organization of child advocates, we know firsthand what it takes to make families, schools, and communities safer for the next generation.

Our supporters make that work a reality. Toast to Hope is our thank you to the donors that put vulnerable kids first. We hope you’ll join us.


End child abuse in Northern Virginia.

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) of Northern Virginia is the only region-wide organization focused solely on preventing child abuse and neglect across Northern Virginia. Keeping children safe and helping them thrive requires a continuum of prevention programs that engage and empower families, professionals, and community members.


Children removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect face a profound unknown. We stay with them until they reach safe, supportive homes to heal. 


For resilient single mothers, intimate partner violence survivors, or parents working several jobs to make ends meet, SCAN provides a safe space to work through parenting challenges.


We know child abuse can be prevented. We partner at local, state, and national levels to make child abuse prevention a reality.


The Cleary Award

The Cleary Award was created to honor SCAN’s founder and Alexandria Living Legend, Dave Cleary, and recognize both individuals and organizations whose dedication and commitment to children and families stand out in ways that make a positive difference in the lives of children in Northern Virginia.

COVID event policies

As the pandemic seems to be receding, and vaccines are widely available, we’re excited to return to in-person events. SCAN’s COVID-related in-person event policy was created to promote the health and safety of our supporters, partners, and service recipients and to ensure our compliance with local government and venue requirements.

In the event that Toast to Hope is canceled, all ticket and sponsorship sales will transfer to fully tax-deductible donations to SCAN. In this situation, the entire price of each ticket and sponsorship will become tax-deductible.

As the pandemic evolves, our COVID policies may—out of necessity—be adjusted. Attendees will be notified of any changes to these policies.

We encourage attendees to either be vaccinated and boosted or have tested negative for COVID before attending any in-person events.

SCAN policies follow CDC guidance. As of March 2022, masks are optional for the Arlington public and for this event. People may choose to mask at any time. We ask that attendees use their best judgment to avoid the spread of COVID-19. If you are positive or symptomatic of COVID-19, you are encouraged to stay home.

We can’t wait to see you there!

October 28, 2022 | 6—9:30pm
Army Navy Country Club, Arlington VA

Thank you

Our sponsors and partners make this work possible.

Title Sponsor

Tim & Jennifer Gale

Thank you Tim and Jennifer for nearly 15 years of support and dedication to SCAN’s mission.


Leana & Marc Katz


Marty Abbott

Joe & Sara Carlin

Dave Cleary

Donna & Pete Cuviello

Kelly & Alan Harbitter



Virginia Geoffrey & John Andelin



Rina Bansal, MD, MBA, President Inova Alexandria Hospital



Alexandria Restaurant Partners

Bean, Kinney & Korman, PC

Wayne Ebenfeld

First Citizens Bank

Michele McLaughlin & John Sommer

Deborah Warren & The Honorable Jim Moran

Bridget & John Weaver



The Goodhart Group

Sponsorship Levels

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