The Boots & Bats Gala is Back

Saturday, April 29, 2023 | ACC Highland

3rd Annual Boots & Bats Gala

Improving lives through education

The Austin Community College District & Art Has Heart Foundation’s Annual Boots & Bats Gala returns!

Joins us April 29, 2023 for a very special evening supporting student scholarships. The Boots & Bats Gala is a celebration of art, entertainment, and opportunities to improve lives.

Every dollar supports the ACC Foundation student scholarships and the Art Has Heart Foundation (AHH) to help local students and AHH recipients achieve their academic dreams.

The Boots & Bats Gala returns in 2023!

Saturday, April 29, 2023
ACC Highland (6101 Highland Campus Dr., Austin TX)

Tickets: Tickets for the 2023 Boots & Bats Gala will go on sale soon. Check back here for details and to secure your tickets.

Sponsors: 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.

Austin Community College District is proud to partner with the Holiday Inn Austin Midtown to offer a special, discounted rate for guests of the 2023 Boots & Bats Gala. 

To reserve your special rate of $129 per night, please schedule your accommodations at the following link:

If you experience any difficulties making a reservation, please contact the hotel directly at 512-206-3015 and ask for Angela Mitschke Director of Sales at HIAM.

Live & Silent Auction: The 2023 Boots & Bats Gala will return with a live and silent auction. Check back soon for a sneak peek at some of the items.  

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

Each year, thousands of people in Central Texas seek to improve their lives through education. Most ACC students are part-time, working and caring for their families while trying to get ahead. Studies find that by reducing financial barriers to higher education, we not only help individuals succeed, we expand the pipeline of skilled workers into the workforce, and build strong communities.

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.

For assistance, contact Amy Bawcom at [email protected].