About Us

Hope begins with you


Established in 1987, the Dell Children’s Medical Center (DCMC) Foundation began as the Children’s Hospital Foundation supporting the Children’s Hospital of Austin, a department of Brackenridge. At that time, Brackenridge Hospital was owned and managed by the City of Austin, but in order to improve the level of care provided, the City of Austin asked Seton to take over management. As soon as Seton began managing Brackenridge, the Seton Foundations began raising funds to support the hospital.

In the early 2000’s, Seton alongside the Central Texas community realized the crucial need for a state-of-the-art children’s hospital to meet the demands of our growing community. With the extreme generosity and support of our community and a grand vision of world-class pediatric care in our own backyard, Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas opened on June 30, 2007, becoming the only dedicated, freestanding pediatric facility in the region.

Dell Children’s Medical Center Foundation works with our generous philanthropic community and their passion to invest in the future of our children’s health in Central Texas through Dell Children’s Medical Center. Through philanthropy, the Central Texas community helped build this outstanding regional facility. Our goal is to help make it one of the top children’s hospitals in the country.

Dell Children’s is a tremendous asset to our community. The state-of-the-art facility provides exceptional care to thousands of children and their families close to home. It continues the legacy of outstanding service of Children’s Hospital of Austin (closed on July 1, 2007) with new space, new technology, new programs – and more hearts and hands to make it all happen.

Together, we are creating a new standard in pediatric care. We are growing a world-class medical center dedicated to the care of children and adolescents, regardless of their families’ ability to pay. Your support of Dell Children’s Medical Center Foundation offers help, hope, and healing to our children.

Our Staff

Susan Hewlitt
Executive  Director
(512) 324-0107

Suellen Brown
Foundation Coordinator
(512) 328-6867

Megan Campuzano
Development Director, CMN & Community Champions
(512) 324-0108

Amanda Ernst
Annual Giving Officer
(512) 328-6807

Meredith Finney
Director of Development
(512) 324- 0168

Dellene Hornsby
Office Manager
(512) 328-6873

Kara Simmang
Development Coordinator
(512) 324 0170

Jenn Davis
Director of Development
(512) 324-5902

Armando Zambrano
Annual Giving Director
(512) 324-0176

Our Board

Current Members

Valerie Parker,  Board Chair

Edward Furst, Vice Chair
Capitol Anesthesiology Association

Kyle Gauthreaux, Treasurer

Nicole Covert, Secretary

Jason Barany
Aero Capital Solutions

Sabrina Brown
Consultant & Lobbyist

Blake Chandlee

Bob Cole
Austin Radio Network

Jamie Dell

Matt Flake
Q2 Software

Nilda Garcia, M.D.
Austin Pediatric Surgery

Lori Johnson

Matt Johnson
Silicon Labs

Tom Kite, Jr.
PGA Golfer 

Jim Kozlowski
TGF Management

Daniel Kozmetsky
RGK Ranch

Doug Manchester
Manchester Texas Financial Group, LLC

Marcella Maxwell
Dell Children’s|Dell Medical School

Pat Robertson
UBS Financial Services

Joe Price

Joe Ross

Alex Smith
Brown Advisory

Travis West
Fringe Benefit Group

Evelyn Wiedeman

Life Trustees

Luci Baines Johnson

Lori Barr, M.D.

Tim Crowley

Susan Dell

Mary Nell Frucella

Rudy Garza

Morris Gottesman

Marci Henna

Betty Himmelblau

Neal T. (Buddy) Jones

Cindy Kozmetsky

Jan Lindelow

T. Nyle Maxwell, Jr.

Barbara Paul

Juan Portillo

Karen Teel, M.D.

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