The 2023 STEPS Grand Winter Ball

The 2023 STEPS Grand Winter Ball presented by Prima Commercial Fitouts was a resounding successraising $377,727 to provide a brighter future for people with a disability and autism.

Highlights from the 2023 STEPS Grand Winter Ball 

The Event

The stage was set and hearts were full of excitement as the community came together for the 2023 STEPS Grand Winter Ball, a beacon of hope and change for young adults with disabilities and autism. 

Presented by Prima Commercial Fitouts, the 2023 Grand Winter Ball was a glamorous black and white-themed event that proved to be an enchanting evening of compassion, determination, and giving.

STEPS Managing Director, Carmel Crouch, expressed her gratitude, saying, “the STEPS Grand Winter Ball exemplifies the power we have as a community to create real, impactful change.”

“Our deepest thanks go to our presenting partner, Prima Commercial Fitouts, and all the incredible sponsors, donors, and attendees who made this event an overwhelming success. Your unwavering support will empower our students at STEPS Pathways College to embrace their potential and create fulfilling lives.”

A highlight of the evening was the captivating performance by the talented singer and Channel 7’s Dancing With The Stars finalist, Paulini.  Her soulful voice and engaging presence left a lasting impression on all in attendance.

This night of elegance and entertainment raised an astounding $377,727 for STEPS Pathways College. These funds will play a pivotal role in expanding the college’s programs and providing life-changing opportunities for young people with a disability and autism. 

2023 Grand Winter Ball Partners

STEPS is grateful for all of our Grand Winter Ball partners and donors who make this important annual fundraising gala possible.

Thank you to our presenting partners and official event partners, and to the many prize donors who have helped us make a difference in the lives of young people with a disability and autism.

2023 Presenting Partner - Prima Commerical Fitouts

Prima Commercial Fitouts has been a long-time supporter of STEPS, and their contribution over the years has allowed many students to achieve a life of independence through STEPS Pathways College.

Prima’s director Brendan Wavell-Smith said the years working alongside STEPS on the Sunshine Coast and around the country has given him insight into some of the challenges people with a disability face in daily life.

I’m absolutely honoured to be a part of such an innovative program like STEPS Pathways College, something that is going to actually change the future prospects for these young people.” – Brendan Wavell-Smith, Director – Prima Commercial Fitouts

Ken Mills Toyota

A major supporter of STEPS Pathways College, Ken Mills Toyota is committed to helping STEPS Pathways Charity build brighter futures for young people with a disability in our community.

We appreciate the tireless support and contribution of Brett Mills of Ken Mills Toyota, his leadership and the generosity of his family and team have helped make our innovative college a reality.

We’re looking forward to our continued partnership with Ken Mills Toyota, their support and commitment means we can keep making meaningful change together.

ion smart business solutions

ion smart business solutions have been helping transform businesses for over 30 years, in 2023 they helped to transform lives as the official Education Partner at the STEPS Grand Winter Ball.

ion’s directors, Andrew, Jason and Andrew understand the importance of business giving back to the community and the value of connection;

“I think to a large extent a lot that we take for granted in terms of opportunities to study and opportunities to enter the workplace are denied to people with a disability, and unless that is brought to the fore and unless people have conversations about that, I think it will continue to happen.

That’s why we think the work that STEPS are doing is phenomenal because it highlights some of the challenges faced by people with disabilities and goes a long way to remedying some of those challenges.”  – Jason Van Der Walt, Managing Director, ion smart business solutions.

2023 STEPS Grand Winter Ball Event Gallery

Sponsor the 2024 STEPS Grand Winter Ball

We’re thrilled to announce the 2024 STEPS Grand Winter Ball to be held on the 27th of July.

For sponsorship enquiries please email us on charity@pathwayscharity.com.au

Presenting Partner

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With special thanks to the following supporters: