November 2, 2022
RELEASE Loudoun County, VA—Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) of Northern Virginia, a child abuse prevention nonprofit organization, awarded 100WomenStrong with the distinguished Cleary Award at its annual Toast to Hope Gala, at Army Navy Country Club on Friday, October 28, 2022.
During the night, SCAN set a new organizational record, raising double its goal for child abuse prevention programs. Tim and Jennifer Gale, long-time SCAN supporters and strong advocates for children and families, were this year’s Title Sponsor and announced a surprise match of all donations made during the night. All proceeds from the evening will go toward SCAN’s programs and services to prevent child abuse and neglect in Northern Virginia.
The celebration brought together child advocates from across the region including Virginia State Senator Barbara Favola, Delegate Karrie Delaney, and Delegate Michelle Maldonado. Programming featured Kim Miller, Prince William County, Manassas & Manassas Park, VA Poet Laureate Emerita, the First African American Poet Laureate for PWC, VA, and host, Drew Murray, nationally known emcee and expert in illusion, storytelling, and wonder.
“We are thrilled to be able to bring together our most generous supporters once again and celebrate the magic that makes this community so special. Supporters from across the region came together that night to show their dedication to building safer futures for children,” said SCAN Executive Director, Leah Fraley.
At this year’s event, SCAN honored 100WomenStrong, a Loudoun-Based organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of residents within Loudoun County, Virginia, with the 2022 Cleary Award. The Cleary Award recognizes 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. SCAN of Northern Virginia is fortunate to engage in meaningful partnerships with volunteers and organizations to carry out SCAN’s mission. Each year, the Cleary Award recognizes one individual or one organization whose exemplary actions have positively impacted the safety and wellbeing of children in Northern Virginia.
“We are more than honored to be recognized by SCAN of Northern Virginia,” said Karen G. Schaufeld, founder of 100WomenStrong. “Since its inception, 100WomenStrong has focused on the strategic investment in organizations and programs that enrich the lives of Loudoun County residents. SCAN has been one of our recipients six times because of its focus on prevention, education and advocacy in support of all children, regardless of race, faith, citizenship status, ability, gender identity, or sexual orientation. We are proud supporters of SCAN’s unique family and community programs and equally proud to be a part of their 2022 Toast to Hope Gala.”