Saturday
November 2, 2019

6 p.m.

ACC Highland
Building 4000

2nd Annual Boots & Bats Gala

Improving lives through education

Join us for a very special evening supporting student scholarships on November 2, 2019, at ACC Highland. The Boots and Bats Gala is a celebration of art, entertainment, and opportunities to improve lives. Your support benefits the ACC Foundation student scholarship fund and the Art Has Heart Foundation to help local students and AHH recipients achieve their academic dreams.

This exclusive event, in partnership with renowned Southwest artist Amado Peña’s Art Has Heart Foundation, features live music, a live and silent auction, and a cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres designed and prepared by ACC Culinary Arts students.

Date:  Saturday, November 2, 2019

Time:  6 p.m.

Location:  ACC Highland, Building 4000

Directions:  Get directions

Every dollar raised through the Boots & Bats Gala directly benefits ACC students and AHH recipients. When you invest as a sponsor, you join other supporters, alumni, and community members who are transforming lives through education. It is our sincere hope that you will partner with us by giving thoughtful consideration of being an esteemed sponsor of this event. Scroll down for more information and to become a sponsor.

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Who We Are

Austin Community College opened its doors in 1973 to 1,726 students. Today, more than 80,000 students turn to ACC each year to improve their lives and communities through higher education and career training at what is a valued regional institution.  Proceeds from Boots & Bats will benefit student scholarships through the ACC Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) organization.

The Art Has Heart Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) organization, incorporated in Texas in 1994 with a mission to raise the consciousness of the art community by promoting education and access to it through the work of artists and the public who support them.

Become a Sponsor

Every dollar raised through the Boots and Bats Gala directly benefits ACC students and AHH recipients. When you invest as a sponsor, you join other supporters, alumni, and community members who are transforming lives through education. It is our sincere hope that you will partner with us by giving thoughtful consideration of being an esteemed sponsor of this event.

Boots & Bats Hosts

ACC Board of Trustees


  • Dr. Barbara P. Mink, Chair
  • Gigi Edwards Bryant, Vice Chair
  • Mark J. Williams, Secretary
  • Dr. Nora de Hoyos Comstock
  • Nicole Eversmann
  • Sean Hassan
  • Dr. Betty W. Hwang
  • Dr. Nan McRaven
  • Julie Ann Nitsch

ACC Foundation Board


  • James P. Koerner, Chair
  • Sherrard (Butch) Hayes, Chair Elect
  • Mike Shaw, Past Chair
  • Dr. William F. Lasher, Treasurer
  • Kannan Kaliyur, Secretary
  • Kirby Baird
  • Sylvia Blanco
  • Alex Brown
  • Dr. Nora de Hoyos Comstock, Ex-Officio
  • Sheila Fata
  • Jimmy L. Ferguson
  • MaShon Fielder
  • David Glass
  • Greg Hartman
  • Sean Hassan, Ex-Officio
  • John Hernandez
  • Corby Jastrow
  • Gita Lal
  • David Mahn
  • Jeannette Peten
  • Dr. Richard M. Rhodes
  • Dr. John E. Roueche
  • Rebecca Taylor
  • Hemi Thaker
  • John Thornborrow
  • Megan Wanek
  • Cassandra G. Wiggins

Art Has Heart Foundation Board


  • Amado M. Peña, Jr., President
  • J.B. Peña, Vice President
  • Juanita Alba, Secretary/Treasurer
  • Bob Arguelles
  • Lisa Bear Goldman
  • Shirley Gilbert
  • Helen Hall
  • Carolyn Montgomery
  • Kim Williams
  • Diana Wyocki