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Who We Are

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Our Co-Founders

VisionsForConfidence (V4C) is a nonprofit performing arts organization and registered 501(c)(3) entity, co-founded by Madeleine Chen and Elizabeth Echt, two upper school students at The Hockaday School in Dallas, Texas. Madeleine is an elite dancer with The Dallas Conservatory who has received numerous awards and recognitions at prestigious competitions, such as the 2020-2022 World Finalist of Youth America Grand Prix, the world's largest pre-professional ballet competition. Elizabeth is an accomplished musician and multi-instrumentalist who recently transferred to Teton Science School in Jackson Hole, WY. She has published award-winning music on Spotify, where she has gained over 50k followers, and has performed across the US.

V4C’s Impact

At VisionsForConfidence (V4C), our co-founders have channeled their passion for the arts into providing scholarships for talented young artists with financial needs, to support their continued arts training and participation in competitions that can lead to professional opportunities. Additionally, V4C provides financial support and specialized fine arts training to children with special needs, introducing them to a world of fine arts to which they might not otherwise have access. By providing children with the financial resources and training necessary to build their confidence, V4C aims to equip them with the skills that will benefit them throughout their lives. Our team at V4C is dedicated not only to teaching students the arts, but also investing in their futures. We aim to create a lasting impact and to build meaningful relationships with each participant.

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V4C’s Fundraising Efforts

VisionsForConfidence (V4C) is committed to giving back to the community by raising funds through a variety of means, including proceeds from dance lessons, ballet camps, art performances, clothing drives, academic tutoring, and charitable donations from corporations’ community donation programs. We welcome and appreciate donations from the wider community. With the funds raised through these efforts, we can fulfill our mission of providing financial assistance and arts training to young artists facing financial hardships. We also strive to help children with special needs gain access to the fine arts and the opportunity to build a brighter future. 

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