Small Steps receives no governmental funding and depends exclusively on private donations from individuals, corporations, churches, and foundations. A major source of our funding is through our annual fundraising events.


Energy Classic

The Small Steps Energy Classic is a premier charity golf tournament in Houston held each fall at Champions Golf Club and Northgate Country Club. A big draw of this event is the opportunity to network and market with industry colleagues including senior representation from every segment of the oil and gas industry.


Nurture & Nourish Luncheon

The 8th Annual Small Steps Nurture & Nourish Luncheon, co-chaired by Kristen Berger, Courtney Paddock, Amy Reeves, and Marcia Smart, was held on November 8 at River Oaks Country Club. Our speaker Wes Moore reminded us of the transformative power of education and mentorship. This year’s luncheon was a huge success, raising more than $270,000! This includes $35,240 donated to our Scholarship Society during the luncheon program.

Clays Classic

Started in 2003 to help fund the construction of our second school in the Fifth Ward, the Small Steps Clays Classic has become an annual draw for many prominent companies. The tournament format consists of 100 targets at 10 stations, with shooting lessons available to participants.


Wine Classic

Join us for a wonderful evening of food, wine, and friends at our annual multi-course dinner paired with unique wines.

Two Step for Small Steps

Small Steps Nurturing Center's Two Step for Small Steps event is a western themed evening of networking, dancing, and fun for Houston's Young Professionals.