About Us

Ascension Seton Foundation

The Ascension Seton Foundation 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 Nurse Scholarship Endowment.

Ascension’s 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 as The Seton Fund, the Ascension Seton Foundation 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 Foundation’s main purpose is to support the mission and work of the Ascension 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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Ascension Seton Foundation 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

John Menchaca, Secretary
Enoch Kever

Dru Armstrong

Edvin Beasley
PennyBacker Capital

Laura Beuerlein
Heritage Title Company

Clifford Chiu
Vista Equity Partners

Russell Diez-Canseco
Vital Farms

Taylor Harper
Community Volunteer

Genny Hill
Continental Automotive Group

Chuck Lipscomb
JE Dunn Construction

Tracey Marshall
Community Volunteer

Will Matthews

Laura M. Matz
Matz and Company

Timothy A. Mooney
Lead Commercial

Kerry Rupp
True Wealth Ventures

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
Sam S. Roberts, III, M.D.
Allan Shivers, Jr. *
Mike Vollman
Kirk P. Watson

* life trustees who have sadly passed away

Dell Seton Medical Center Community Leadership Council

The Dell Seton Medical Center Community Leadership 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 healthcare and are dedicated to the continued growth and expansion needed to care for our community.

Michael CrowlChair
University Federal Credit Union

Laura Beuerlein
Heritage Title Company of Austin, Inc.

Dr. Tom Caven
Seton Health Alliance, Dell Seton Medical Center at University of Texas at Austin

Natalie Choate
Texas Tribune

Rudy Colmenero
Vacek, Kiecke & Colmenero, LLP

Brant Couch

Hector De Leon
De Leon & Washburn, P.C.

Gene Dooley
Steward Partners Global Advisory

Angela Dunham
OJO Labs

Pat Feigley

Courtney Fore
Hurst Creek

Justin Garrett
Trimbuilt Construction

Joe Holt
JPMorgan Chase

Susan Johnson
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

Amy Jones
O’Connell Robertson

Ali Khataw
Encotech Engineering Consultants

Jim Kohloff
Watkins Insurance Group

Greg Knaupe
Knaupe GR

Judge Julie Kocurek
Travis County 390th District Court

Ed Latson
The Austin Regional Manufacturers Assoc.

Ana Martinez

Katharine McAden
Community Leader

Leticia Mendoza
Texas Disposal System

Lisa Ivie Miller

Bryce Miller
Endeavor Real Estate Group

Carla Molina
Bank of America

Catherine Morse
Enoch Kever

Billy Nix
Hoar Construction

Justin Rosas

Dr. James Strader
Safe Harbor Compliance & Clinical Services

James Valadez
Sequoia Real Estate, LLC

Gavin Villareal
Baker Botts

Wendolyn Washington
Marwen & Son, LLC

Pete Winstead
Winstead PC

Foundation Team

Joel C. Rice, Executive Director
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Megan Brown, Senior Development Coordinator
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Jessica Cardenas, Director of Annual Giving
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Becky Fox, Senior Development Director
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David Lawrence, Director of Development
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Celina Riquier, MS
Senior Development Coordinator
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Victoria Threadgould, CFRE, GPC (she/her), Director of Grants
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Byron Webre, Director of Development
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Ascension Seton Foundation
1206 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.