The Fifty

Your gateway to the Future of Care


The Fifty supports Dell Seton Medical Center at UT’s ability to break boundaries in achieving healthy outcomes and health innovation.

Who are The Fifty?

We are 50 Austinites with a unified vision for advancing the future of healthcare in Central Texas. Seton, a 100% non-profit organization, expedited the completion of Dell Seton Medical Center at UT based on our fundraising commitment. As leaders from the wide array of industries that have transformed Austin into the premier place to live, we have helped build an innovative, state-of-the-art medical community where research and technology combine to make Austin the best place to receive medical care. This hospital is poised and equipped to evolve and adapt to the ever-changing healthcare landscape, and is the platform for real transformation of care.

Why Do We Need to Support This Teaching Hospital?

  • Dell Seton is redefining healthcare and delivery of care in our community
  • This is our region’s only Level 1 Trauma Center for adults
  • More efficient and accessible care for the poor and vulnerable as our community’s not-for-profit safety net hospital
  • There is a shortage of doctors for a rapidly growing population – our partnership with UT Austin’s Dell Medical School is an incubator for academics, research and healthy outcomes to attract the next generation of physicians
  • Need to better leverage the existing biomedical sector to create more jobs and promote more collaborative healthcare

How Are We Doing It?

  • Sustaining an exclusive organization of established and emerging philanthropic leaders to continue to transform healthcare and improve the overall quality of life in Central Texas
  • Providing a network of ongoing community and financial support for Dell Seton Medical Center at UT and related programs within Seton/Ascension
  • Engaging key stakeholders in a dialogue to promote academic medicine and health innovation
  • Educating and informing citizens and advocating for Seton/Ascension
  • Fostering friendships and business relationships within The Fifty to further inspire members to take part in the mission
How to Join The Fifty

Membership in The Fifty is by invitation only. To be considered for membership or to nominate an up-and-coming community leader, contact:

Emily Freeman


Ms. Malini Rajput
Market President,  Capital One

Ms. Katharine McAden
Fundraising Chair
Head of Public Policy and External Affairs, South

Ms. Courtney Fore
Membership Chair
Baker Botts L.L.P.


Dr. Jordan Amadio
Seton Brain and Spine Institute

A.J. Bingham
Founder and CEO
The Bingham Group, LLC.

Mr. Adam Blum
Private Investor

Mr. Russell Booth
Hughes, Vanderburg, Williams, Booth

Mr. Richard Bottner, PA-C
Hospitalist, Dell Seton Medical Center
Assitant Clinical Professor, Dell Medical School at UT

Peter Cazamias
Investment Advisor
Pine Valley Private Wealth

Ms. Ashley Dougherty
Ashley Dougherty Consulting

Mr. Leon Chen
Tiff’s Treats

Mr. Brant Couch

Mr. Drew Daniels
Vice President
Regions Mortgage

Mr. Ryan Danielson
Regional Vice President
Vantage Financial

Mr. Gene Dooley
Partner, Managing Director
Steward Partners Global Advisory

Mr. Rob Gandy
Founding Principal
Cielo Property Group

Mr. Todd Gilfillan
Vice President
Lincoln Property Company

Mr. Jody Goehring
Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Hyde Park Ventures

Dr. Jonathon Jundt, DDS, MD

Mr. Temp Keller
Co-Founder and CEO
Templeton Learning

Mr. Chuck Lipscomb
VP of Business Development
JE Dunn Construction

Ms. Shannon Meroney
Meroney Public Affairs

Mr. John Minter
Managing Director
Austin Growth Capital LLC

Ms. Cathy Nabours
Managing Director

Rachael Padgett
Mitchel Williams PLLC

Mr. Reagan Reaud
CEO and Co-CIO
Privateer Capital Management, LP

Mr. Joe Ross

Mr. David Shackelford
Market Director
Ascension Seton

Ms. Michele Skelding
(former) President and CEO

Ms. Jennifer Stevens

Dr. Karen Steirman
ENT & Allergy Center of Austin

Mr. Austin Stowell
Broker Associate
Keep Real Estate

Mr. Matt Thompson
Executive Vice President
Equalize RCM Services

Mr. Todd Throckmorton
Regional Director

Mr. Mark Turpin
The HT Group

Dr. Eric Weaver
Vice President
Innovista Health Solutions

Mr. Christopher Wieland
JP Morgan Chase

Mr. Richard Williams

Ms. Lynn Yeldell
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