Join VisionWorkshops Fundraiser for Youth!

Support the power of mentorship.

Your generous tax-deductible donation will help us create educational opportunities for young people this year!

In celebration of our 20th anniversary, we’re organizing a series of very special sessions in 2021 & 2022 highlighting some of the most critical issues of our time. We’ll be working with youth in our own backyard, exploring issues of race and community in Annapolis, Maryland. We’ll offer a month-long mentoring opportunity for refugee youth in upstate New York. And we’ll be listening to orphan voices in India, allowing their unique perspectives to be heard.

We’re asking friends and supporters to join us and help make these life-changing events possible.

VisionWorkshops T-Shirt
Vertical Portrait by Ankita Das
Sunset Selfie by John Marshall
One print of your choice by either Matthieu Paley or Amy Toensing

We’re excited to announce an amazing new partnership with FUJIFILM this year! VisionWorkshops has just received a donation of FUJIFILM XT3 camera kits for our students to use on our programs! 

Contribute $300 to our efforts and YOU CAN CHOOSE from one of Amy or Matthieu’s images below.

Amy Toensing
Dresses, Utuado, Puerto Rico
11x14 Satin Finish with Artist Borders
Matthieu Paley
Ech Keli III, Pamir Mountains, Afghanistan
11x14 Satin Finish with Artist Borders

If you've donated at the $300 level, thank you! Expect an email from us asking for your choice of print and shipping address.

The $200 level donors will receive a Sunset Selfie by John Marshall. 

John Marshall
Magic Hour
8x10 Satin Finish with Artist Borders

Expect an email from us asking for your shipping address.

Donate $100, and you will receive a graceful image from Ankita’s project on the use of fashion to understand the social identity of Bengali Hindu women. Ankita has been a student, a team leader and mentor for young photographers, and now serves on the VW Student Advisory Board. 

Ankita Das
Woman during the Swadeshi Movement, West Bengal, India
8x10 Satin Finish with Artist Borders

Expect an email from us asking for your shipping address.

Contribute $50, and you’ll receive one of our very cool new VisionWorkshops’ t-shirts.

Expect an email from us asking for your T-Shirt size and address.

Thanks to our incredible VisionWorkshops Board of Directors, your donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $25,000! So make your contribution work harder by joining us as one of our first participants in this effort to reach young people through our programs!

“In 8th grade I was a participant in a VisionWorkshops program. When I was 28 years old I instructed my first VW program with my organization B.L.A.C.K. Excel, and now I’m a Community Liaison for the program. VisionWorkshops not only inspired me to become a photographer, but also to give back to my community by creating similar programs.

We can shine a light on each of our stories from behind the lens.”
-Dee Ward, Annapolis Maryland

“I got new experiences, and hope. Photography has opened my eyes to new dreams.”
-Bishnu Bajgai, Refugee Youth Project, Baltimore

We use the tools of the journalist; the word and the photograph, to help young people tell their stories.

We bring world-class mentorship and dynamic educational opportunities to children who are rarely exposed to this kind of immersive experience.

We work with youth all over the world, from our neighborhoods here in Annapolis and Baltimore, to northern India, Colombia, and across the United States. We’ve implemented more than 150 projects in the past 20 years, all tailored to the communities in which we serve. Our partnerships in these communities, from B.L.A.C.K. Excel in Annapolis to the Annenberg Space for Photography, are invaluable.

You can learn more about some of our workshops-in-progress here:

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Fundraising team (4)

Brianna Cabassa
Annapolis, MD
VisionWorkshops Inc
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.
Kirsten Elstner
Team member
Rachel De Ruyter
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Stacy Gold
Team member

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