Seton Fund

The Fifty


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: [email protected].


Malini RajputChair
Capital One

Katharine McAdenFundraising Chair

Courtney ForeMembership Chair
Baker Botts L.L.P.


A.J. Bingham
The Bingham Group, LLC

Adam Blum
Private Investor

Russell Booth
Hughes, Vanderburg, Williams, Booth

Leon Chen
Tiff’s Treats

Natalie Choate
The Texas Tribune

Brant Couch

Ryan Danielson

Gene Dooley
Steward Partners Global Advisory

Ashley Dougherty
Ashley Dougherty Consulting

Courtney Fore
Hurst Creek Capital

Rob Gandy
Cielo Property Group

Todd Gilfillan
Lincoln Property Group

Jody Goehring
Hyde Park Ventures

Temp Keller
Templeton Learning

Ed Latson
The Austin Regional Manufacturers Association

Lonnie Limon

Chuck Lipscomb
JE Dunn Construction

Ana Martinez

Leticia Mendoza
Texas Disposal Systems

Shannon Meroney
Meroney Public Affairs

John Minter
Austin Growth Capital

Matt Ochsner
Piper Sandler

Cathy Nabours

Joe Ross

Karen Steirman

Jennifer Stevens

Austin Stowell
Keep Real Estate

Matt Thompson
Clinical Pathology Associates

Chris Wieland
J.P. Morgan

Richard Williams
SH130 Holdings

Lynn Yeldell
Seventh Scout

Rachael Padgett
Mitchel Williams

Reagan Reaud
Privateer Capital Management