November 16, 2019 (Army Navy Country Club, Arlington, VA) — On November 16th, more than 300 supporters attended SCAN’s 17th annual Toast to Hope gala at the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington. A record-breaking $186,000 was raised at the event, the first time it was hosted as a “Blue Tie Gala” where guests were invited to wear blue, the national color of child abuse prevention.
The Principle Sponsor of the event was The Robert Yager Family. Champion and Leader Sponsors included Custom Ink, Wells Fargo, McEnearney Associates, and Daniela Spigai Realtor with Homes of Alexandria. Other lead sponsors included Landini Brothers Restaurants (Bar Cart Sponsors), King’s Jewelry (Blue Tie Bar Sponsors) and The Zebra Press (Media Sponsor). Capital Bank sponsored a Photo Booth at the event; a photo gallery of the event is available online at fb.com/SCANVA.
In addition to a cocktail hour, silent auction, and seated dinner, the evening included the presentation of the 2019 Cleary Award to Lt. General Pete Cuviello and Donna Fleming Cuviello. Donna and Pete have been champions of SCAN for nearly a decade. They each had long, successful careers—Donna in human services and national nonprofit management, along with executive management in the private sector, and Pete in information technology and cyber security as a Lt. General and ultimately the CIO/G6 for the U.S. Army and then as a Managing Director at Deloitte & Touche. In 2013, Donna joined SCAN’s Board of Directors and spent the next five years taking on leadership roles, eventually serving as Board President. Donna currently serves as the Honorary Board’s Chairwomen. Donna and Pete’s team investment of leadership, time, and finances has affected not only SCAN’s strategy, but ultimately its impact on children and families in our community.
Toast to Hope: A Blue Tie Affair raised critical funds for SCAN’s growing child abuse prevention programs, and is especially significant this year as the organization completes its 30th year of programming that protects children and prevents child abuse across Northern Virginia.
About SCAN of Northern Virginia
SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now) is the only region-wide organization focused on preventing child abuse and neglect across Northern Virginia. We believe every child deserves a safe, stable, nurturing home. Keeping children safe and helping them thrive require a continuum of prevention programs that engage families, professionals, and community members. With a core focus on the wellbeing of every child — and a deep understanding of the complexity of child development, abuse, and trauma — we work to empower the four groups surrounding a child:
- Families, including parents and other caregivers, through our Family Programs,
- Advocates for children, especially for those already in the court system, through the Alexandria/Arlington CASA Program,
- Child welfare professionals, such as CPS workers and educators, through our Professional Development Program, and
- Community members, through our Public Education Program.
We believe every one of these groups is on the front lines of prevention, and SCAN’s role is to engage and empower these adults to take an active role in the protection of children.
Learn more at www.scanfamilies.org