Seton Fund

About Us

The Seton Fund

The Seton Fund works with our philanthropic community to support Ascension Seton’s Central Austin adult facilities, including Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas, Ascension Seton Shoal Creek, as well as the Seton Cove and the Nurse Scholarship Endowment.

Our Mission

Rooted in the loving ministry of Jesus as healer, we commit ourselves to serving all persons with special attention to those who are poor and vulnerable. Our Catholic health ministry is dedicated to spiritually centered holistic care which sustains and improves the health of individuals and communities. We are advocates for a compassionate and just society through our actions and our words.

Our History

Established in 1981, The Seton Fund was the first fundraising foundation of the Seton Healthcare Family. Sister Gertrude Levy and then president, Gene Attal, created it on behalf of Seton. Since its creation, The Seton Fund’s main purpose is to support the mission and work of the Seton Healthcare Family. Through the support of the Central Texas community, it has been an integral part of the expansion of Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin, support of the Ascension Seton clinics and the capital campaign for Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas.

Foundation Impact

  • More than $261M raised since 1981.
  • There have been over 9,700 NICU baby stays at ASMCA, the first neonatal intensive care unit in Central Texas.
  • 13,463 women have been served at the Breast Care Center since opening in 2014.
  • 474 heart transplants have been performed at the only heart transplant center in the region.
  • Since opening in May 2017, the Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas has served more than 136,238 patients, performed 29,651 surgeries and had 214,014 emergency room visits.

Our Sites

  • Ascension Seton Medical Center is ranked the #1 hospital in Austin and is the region’s largest medical facility.
  • Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas is the only Level 1 Trauma Center serving an 11 county Central Texas area.

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Seton Fund Board

Current Members

Andrew Morgan, Chairman
Venture Philanthropy Opportunities

Pam Giblin, Vice Chair
Baker Botts, LLP

Edward Moody, Investment Committee Chair
CFM Wealth Partners LLC

Collin Roberts, Secretary
Freedom Solar, LLC

Edvin Beasley
PennyBacker Capital

Laura Beuerlein
Heritage Title Company

Clifford Chiu
Vista Equity Partners

Meredith Delk
Magellan Health

Cathy Martinez Kreitz
Matt’s El Rancho

Taylor Harper
Community Volunteer

Chuck Lipscomb
JE Dunn Construction

Will Matthews
Boutiq

John Menchaca
Enoch Kever

John Minter
Bitter Blue Investments, LLC

Timothy A. Mooney
Lead Commercial

Sam S. Roberts, III, M.D.
Emergency Service Partners, LP

Mike Vollman
Community Volunteer

Life Trustees

Mary Anderson Abell
Robert E. Askew, M.D.
Carolyn Curtis
Charmaine Denius
Andrew Elliott, Jr.
Dan Heard
Luci Baines Johnson
Bishop John McCarthy *
Sr. Mary Rose McPhee, D.C.
Pat Oles
Allan Shivers, Jr. *
Kirk P. Watson

* life trustees who have sadly passed away

President’s Council

The President’s Council is made up of proven civic, industry, and philanthropic leaders who are dedicated to Ascension Seton’s mission and the success of Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas. They are inspired by the vision of a new model of health care and the impact it will have on the greater Austin area and beyond.

Nikki GrahamChair
Philanthropic Director, The Hector and Gloria Lopez Foundation

Laura Beuerlein
Executive VP of Marketing, Heritage Title Company of Austin, Inc.

Dr. Tom Caven
Medical Director – Seton Health Alliance, Dell Seton Medical Center at UT

Rudy R. Colmenero
Attorney at Law – Vacek, Kiecke & Colmenero, LLP

Michael Crowl
SVP of Planning & Execution/CFO, University Federal Credit Union

Hector De Leon
Founding Partner, Attorney at Law, De Leon & Washburn, P.C.

Joe E. Holt
Retired Chairman, Austin Region, JPMorgan Chase

Susan Johnson, Ph.D
Training and Professional Development Manager – Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

Amy Jones
President, O’Connell Robertson

Ali Khataw, P.E.
President & CEO – Encotech Engineering Consultants

Gregg KnaupeFundraising Chair
Knaupe GR

Judge Julie Kocurek
Travis County 390th District Court

Heather Ladage
Market President & Publisher – Austin Business Journal

Laurie J. Logue
Executive Vice President, Broadway Bank

Bryce Miller
Founding Principal, Endeavor Real Estate Group

Lisa Ivie Miller, AIF®
Senior Vice President and Relationship Manager, Partner – CAPTRUST

Dr. James Strader
CEO – Safe Harbor Compliance & Clinical Services

Gavin Villareal
Partner, Baker Botts

Wendolyn Washington
Owner, Marwen & Son, LLC

Pete Winstead
Founding Shareholder, Winstead PC

Ex Officio:

Malini Rajput
Market President, Capital One

Foundation Team

Joel Rice, Executive Director
joel.rice@ascension.org

Megan Brown, Senior Development Coordinator
megan.brown4@ascension.org

Mara Fouts, Senior Director of Annual Giving
MFouts@ascension.org

Becky Fox, Senior Development Director
bfox1@ascension.org

Victoria Threadgould, GPC, Director of Grants
victoria.threadgould@ascension.org

Byron Webre, Director of Development
bwebre@ascension.org

Location:

Seton Fund
1201 W. 38th St.
Suite 4200
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 324-5900

Our office is located in 26 Doors Shopping Center, at 1206 W. 38th St., across the street from Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin. We’re on the second floor, above Adelante Boutique.