15th Anniversary Crystal Ball Celebration

Friday, May 31 2019

It was a celebration indeed, one to remember! 2019 marks the 15th anniversary of our Founders setting up the Learning For Life Autism Centre. To celebrate, Learning for Life held a Crystal Ball Gala, on 25 May at The Glasshouse, Melbourne, with all our L4Life Village to attend.

Crystal Ball celebration

Co-hosted by Tom Gleisner & Matt Preston, we had a surprise round of HYBPA with Sam Pang, beautiful performance by Lindsay Field, Cheryl Fleming shared her family’s autism story, and live music by The Crawdaddys.

In attendance was our L4Life Founders, Board and L4Life Village community of families, staff and supporters, all to celebrate this wonderful and special milestone.
All enjoyed a fabulous evening of wining and dining with great prizes and auction items, dancing and entertainment, and above all, all money raised goes to providing Fair Access to our early intervention and school based services for children with autism, their families and communities, to bring them BRIGHTER FUTURES.

And what an amazing result – we are so proud of how the night went. With your help we raised $86,000 and a lot more awareness of autism and of our work, and kickstarted our Brighter Futures Regular Giving Campaign! But who can measure the impact of connection and awareness of Autism and Learning For Life; we have a great Village invested in the future of our work and L4Life kids!

Crystal Ball Facebook album link

Watch our night’s celebrations!

Brighter Futures

Brighter Futures is a way for you to help young children and students with autism achieve their potential by making regular tax deductible donations across the year.

We are looking for people who are able to donate a minimum of $10 each per week. This equates to a $520 tax deductible donation per year. If 100 people sign up this to donate $10 per week, we would be able to predict $52,000 annually. If that weekly donation was $20, that would provide $104,000 annually.

Click here to find out more about our Brighter Futures Regular Giving Campaign.

Thank You!


Sponsor logo - Channel 10 L4Life 2019 Ball - sponsor Blooms


Sponsor logo - Bendigo Bank Crystal Ball Bulla


Sponsor logo - Lucas Dental Care


L4Life 2019 Ball - sponsor Blue Pyrenees L4Life 2019 Ball - sponsor Ian Sharp L4Life 2019 Ball - sponsor Peninsula Tokyo L4Life 2019 Ball - sponsor Snap


Thank you also to:

Acorn Nursery Aesop Amanda Sampson
Anaconda Angels Beach House, Vanuatu Anna Dunn
Annabelle Hale Anne Muirhead Australian Ballet
Beehive Hotel Billy Lids Boggy Creek Glass
Bounce Inc, Glen Iris Bread Street Bakery Brick Lane Brewing
Brogan’s Way Distillery Camberwell Dental Group Castrol Australia
Cathy Quinn Cheryl Fleming Cilauro Family
Clare Cross Cones Ice Cream and Gelato Cornucopia+Co
Deb Cotter Deb Paidoussi Double Zero Pizza
Driver Dynamics Dymocks, Victoria Gardens Ena
Faye Spencer Future Women Gibson’s Wine Bar
Global Ballooning Goddess Hair ‘N Beauty Hardrock Climbing Pty Ltd
Harry The Hirer Harvey Norman, Richmond Hawthorn Football Club
Huxtaburger Ian Sharp Jewellers, South Yarra Jakov from Boggy Creek Glass
Kathy Cameron Kelly Racing Lido Cinemas
Lime Lanka Linda & Doug Allan Lindsay Field
Mark & Anne Robertson Masquerade, Kew Matt Preston
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Mind Games Mother Dough, Hawthorn
Muse Boutique O’Shea Family Officeworks, Richmond
Phil Robertson Phoenix Dance Studio Power Pharmacy
Providence Melbourne Red Fox Runs Robert & Michelle Barber
Robyn Charlton Robyn & Jon Hutchins Ross Johnston
Runway Room Rutherford Jewellery Scalzo Foods
Sea Life Aquarium Sheetly Signorelli’s North Balwyn
Sk8house Specsavers, Victoria Gardens Spencer Family
Star Pharmacy Strike Bowling Tahlo
The Crawdaddys The Glasshouse The Peninsula, Tokyo
The Sofitel The Toy Workshop The Woodsfolk
Three Blind Mice Salon Tickle Your Brain Toys Tom Gleisner
Village Roadshow and Edge Volvo Cars Melbourne WPK


Crystal Ball Committee

Dianne Allison Josette Bradley Kathy Cameron
Robyn Charlton Clare Cross Anna Dunn
Mary Muirhead Sue O’Shea Faye Spencer


Crystal Ball Volunteers

Robert Cameron Alice Gleisner Annie Gleisner
Sam Gleisner Chelsea Jamieson Catherine Martin
Stephanie Michelmore Natalia Molini James Ure