Boots and Bats Gala

The 2023 Boots & Bats Gala raised $200,000+ for student scholarships.

3rd Annual Boots & Bats Gala

Improving lives through education

Thank you for joining Austin Community College District & the Art Has Heart Foundation’s at the 2023 Boots & Bats Gala!

Every dollar you helped us raise goes to support student scholarships at the ACC Foundation and the Art Has Heart Foundation. View photos from the event below. We invite you to view, download, and share your experience using #accproud #bootsandbats.

Thank you for your support of the 2023 Boots & Bats Gala

Date: Saturday, April 29, 2023
Time: 6:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Location: ACC Highland | ACCTV & Austin PBS Studios
6101 Highland Campus Dr., Austin TX

Together, we raised over $200,000 for student scholarships.

Tickets: The 2023 Boots & Bats Gala was held Saturday, April 29.

Thank you for your support.

Thank you, Holiday Inn Austin Midtown for hosting our 2023 Boots & Bats Gala guests.

Live & Silent Auction: The 2023 Boots & Bats Gala featured a live and silent auction.




Meet the Auctioneer: Leslie Robinson
2023 Boots and Bats Gala auctioneer Leslie Robinson.

Leslie Robinson has been a valued member of the FUNauctions, LLC team for the past 12 years. While attending her local community college, Temple Junior College, Leslie focused her studies on Business Administration and her love of performing. After earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Performing Arts, Leslie served as a Special Education Teacher with Round Rock ISD for five years. She put her stage and organizational talents to use helping students improve their social, mindfulness, and pre-algebra skills. Leslie has remained active in the theater community and continues to hone her on stage and performance skills. The FUNauctions, LLC team is passionate about helping non-profit organizations succeed spectacularly in their fundraising efforts. Leslie continues the team’s tradition of providing proven consulting expertise in crafting custom event and fundraising services that get results.


Who We Are

Austin Community College District 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.



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