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Huston-Tillotson University Presents: Boots ‘N Bling Benefit: Advancing Huston-Tillotson University from First to Foremost 


Austin, Texas – January 5, 2024 – Huston-Tillotson University (HT) officials are thrilled to announce the highly anticipated Boots ’N Bling Benefit, scheduled for Friday, March 1, 2024, from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm at the Fair Market. 

Expanding Horizons, Connecting Communities:
In a groundbreaking move, the Boots ‘N Bling Benefit offers a unique opportunity to connect cross-generationally, fostering a sense of unity and shared purpose. As HT advances from first to foremost, this event symbolizes the University’s commitment to inclusivity and community engagement. 

An Unforgettable Evening of Entertainment:
Boots ‘N Bling will not only dazzle with its philanthropic purpose but also with a stellar lineup of entertainment. Nationally acclaimed Zydeco and line-dance sensation, Cupid, will take the stage, alongside local favorites. This dynamic ensemble promises an unforgettable evening of celebration and unity. 

Strengthening Bonds for a Brighter Future:
This fundraiser goes beyond the glitz and glamour, it is a testament to HT’s dedication to strengthening connections with the Central Texas community. The Boots ‘N Bling Benefit seeks to build lasting ties, fostering a sense of belonging and mutual support between HT and its neighbors. 

Supporting Scholarships and Leadership Development:
The University aims to raise funds through this benefit, channeling programs and leadership development opportunities, with a particular focus on supporting student services, attracting and retaining outstanding faculty, improving the building facilities, and supplying campus wide computing and library resources. The iconic W.E.B. Du Bois Honors Program stands as a prime example of the initiatives that will benefit from this collective effort. 


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About Huston-Tillotson University

Huston-Tillotson University, the first institution of higher education in Austin, Texas, has roots dating back to 1875. HT is an independent, church-related, historically black, four-year liberal arts institution located on a 23-acre tree-lined campus near downtown in East Austin. Huston-Tillotson University’s mission is to nurture a legacy of leadership and excellence in education, connecting knowledge, power, passion, and values. The University offers associate and master’s degrees in addition to Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in more than 19 areas of study. Huston-Tillotson University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate and master’s degrees. HT is also an NC-SARA school. For more information, please visit