Saturday 27 July 2024

Makedreams come true this winter

Held every winter, the STEPS Grand Winter Ball raises funds for STEPS Pathways Charity, helping to create a brighter future for young people with disability and autism.

The Grand Winter Ball is a prestigious black-tie event – an enchanting night of celebration, fine dining, live entertainment, generosity, joy, and warmth as the community spirit of our region shines.

We invite you to attend the 2024 STEPS Grand Winter Ball presented by Ken Mills Toyota on the 27th of July

Saturday 27th July 2024

6:00pm for a 6:30pm start

Meet Your Host - Melissa Doyle

Journalist, TV presenter, radio host, author, wife and mum of two, Melissa is one of the best-known and trusted voices and faces in Australian media.

We’re incredibly humbled that Melissa has chosen to join us as host of this year’s STEPS Grand Winter Ball and to help us raise important funds for young people with a disability and autism.

Melissa Doyle - 2024 STEPS Grand Winter Ball Host

2024 Grand Winter Ball Committee Members

Every year our Grand Winter Ball committee members work with the STEPS Pathways Charity to bring this special gala event to the Sunshine Coast community.  We’re grateful to all of our committee members and for the knowledge and experience, creativity and connections they bring to make the STEPS Grand Winter Ball the premier gala event of our region. 

Tricia Retorre

Regan Jensen

Kerryn Nelson

Sarah Robinson

Julie-Ann Brown

Katrina May

Michael Williamson

Glenn Genrich

Lauralee Bowie

Presenting Partner

Ken Mills Toyota – Leading Change in our Community

Ken Mills Toyota has long been a supporter of STEPS Pathways Charity, significantly contributing to the growth and success of STEPS Pathways College. Their commitment to our mission has been unwavering, providing essential resources that enable young people with disabilities to achieve greater independence and self-sufficiency.

Brett Mills and his dedicated team at Ken Mills Toyota have been integral to our journey, offering not just financial support but also their time, energy, and passion for our cause. Their partnership has helped us create a nurturing environment where students can thrive, learning vital life skills in a supportive community.

As the presenting partner for the 2024 STEPS Grand Winter Ball, Ken Mills Toyota continues to exemplify the spirit of community leadership. We are deeply grateful for their ongoing support and dedication, which helps us continue our work to make a meaningful difference in the lives of young individuals with disabilities and autism.

Thank you Brett and the team at Ken Mills Toyota, for your partnership and unwavering commitment to creating a brighter future for young people with a disability and autism. Together we are changing lives and building a stronger, more inclusive community.

“Supporting STEPS Pathways College is about more than just giving back—it’s about being part of a community that believes in the potential of every young person. We are proud to contribute to an organisation that makes such a profound impact on so many lives.” Brett Mills, Dealer Principle –  Ken Mills Toyota

Empowerment Partner


Prima Commercial Fitouts – A Pillar of Support for STEPS Pathways College

For many years Prima Commercial Fitouts has been a dedicated and passionate partner of STEPS Pathways Charity and has played an essential role in the ongoing success of STEPS Pathways College. Their commitment has provided many young people with disabilities the opportunity to learn, grow, and achieve independence in a supportive and innovative environment while helping us to change the future landscape for people with a disability and autism. 

As the Empowerment Partner for the 2024 STEPS Grand Winter Ball, Prima Commercial Fitouts exemplifies unwavering dedication to community and social impact. Their contributions go much further than financial support, embodying a genuine passion for creating positive change. We extend our deepest gratitude to Brendan and his team for their enduring support and belief in our mission.

Thank you Prima Commercial Fitouts for your partnership and for helping us build a more inclusive and empowering community for young people with disabilities and autism. 

“We are deeply honoured to support STEPS Pathways College. Watching these young individuals transform and gain independence is truly inspiring. It’s more than just support; it’s about being part of their journey toward a brighter future.”  Brendan Wavell-Smith, Director – Prima Commercial Fitouts

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Education Partner

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Venue Partner


Event Partners