Houston Chapter Holds Scholarship Dinner

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Houston’s River Oaks Country Club turned burnt-orange on March 23 for the Texas Exes Houston Chapter‘s spring scholarship dinner. The guests of honor were longtime UT boosters Suzan Glickman, BS ’64, Life Member, and Julius Glickman, BA ’62, LLB ’66, Life Member, Distinguished Alumnus.

“The Glickmans have done so much for UT,” says Texas Exes Houston Chapter coordinator Suzanne Tamas, “and it was really special to honor them.”

An award-winning Houston attorney, Julius Glickman was UT student body president and helped convince Austin barbershops to open their doors to African-American students for the first time. The Plan II graduate’s passion for the arts and humanities led him to chair Humanities Texas, fund a gallery in the Blanton Museum of Art, and support UT in myriad other ways, including chairing the Development Board and the Chancellor’s Council. He and Suzan are also among the biggest supporters of the Forty Acres Scholars Program.

At the event, Texas Exes executive director and CEO Leslie Cedar, UT president Bill Powers, and Forty Acres Scholar Abhay Divakaruni all spoke about the Glickmans’ influence on UT.

The evening also featured a video presentation honoring the Glickmans, as well as both silent and live auctions. Among the more creative items sold was an at-home meal cooked by chef Randy Rucker and accompanied by live music from country singer Bri Bagwell.

In classic Glickman style, the event helped the University in a big way. According to Tamas, more than 275 guests raised at least $75,000 for the chapter’s scholarship fund, making this the chapter’s biggest annual fundraiser. The Houston Chapter awards roughly $80,000 to about 20 UT scholarship recipients every year.

Photos by Genesis Photography.


  1. Annie Graham says:

    Please provide contact info for Houston Chapter of Texas Exes

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