Morris Day and The Time to Headline 19th annual GALA ON THE BLUFF

BATON ROUGE, La— Southern University is well known for putting on some very prestigious events for its students, alumni, and supporters. Every year the university’s School of Business holds its Gala on the Bluff (GOTB) Fundraiser which is a signature event and is the college's primary scholarship fundraising initiative. Over the past 18 years, the fundraiser has been awarded to incoming freshmen and existing students with over $650,000 in support. The semi-formal event challenges elite’s to put on their best attire while enjoying live performances. This year’s performers are sure to get the crowd moving with the popular music sounds of Morris Day and The Time. Attended by more than 600 guests each year, the GOTB acknowledges deserving students who demonstrate the need for assistance to help pursue their dreams of earning a college education.

The success of the annual Scholarship Gala is driven by the generosity of our community partners and friends. We encourage sponsorships to make a difference for current and future generations by helping to sponsor this event and/or attending.

This event was derived by members of the College of Business Advisory Council in 2002 as a way to build institutional awareness. The Gala on the Bluff Fundraiser will be held on October 22, 2021, at 7:30 PM CST and will be located at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Baton Rouge, LA. To purchase a sponsored ticket you may contact Southern University’s College of Business Department by calling (225)-771-5640. Event tickets are also available at



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