Every day we carry out the mission the Daughters of Charity established in Austin more than 100 years ago. Your donation to Seton Cares, our annual associate giving campaign, takes our mission one step further by making it possible to care for even more people throughout our communities — and within our own family of associates.
Impact Our People, Places and Mission
Your Gift Moves Our Mission Forward
A Seton Cares donation will magnify the impact you have on others by supporting programs that range from lending a helping hand to coworkers and patients who’ve hit hard times to helping a fellow associate become a nurse. Seton Cares is kindness — in action. Will you play a part in it?
In the past 8 years, Seton associates have made a $3,965,819 impact through Seton Cares. Way to go Seton!
If every associate gave $5 per pay period, together we could raise over $1 million. Let’s go further together!
Emergency Relief Endowment
Provides the primary source of funding for the Emergency Relief Fund. The Emergency Relief Fund provides emergency financial assistance to patients or Seton associates in financial need. The annual associate giving campaign is the main source of donations to the endowment.
Seton Nurse Scholarship Endowment
Provides scholarships to Seton associates to advance or pursue a career in nursing. Since 2006, 316 scholarships have been awarded totaling $881,000.
Charity Care - Network
Helps pay for health care for people who can’t afford it. Charity Care helps Seton further our mission to care for and improve the health of those we serve, with a special concern for the poor and vulnerable.
Seton Circle Funds (SMCW, SHL, SNW, SMCA, SMCH, SSW)
Donations are pooled to fund grant requests for equipment or program needs from various departments at the site. Seton Circle members vote on grants annually. Each participating hospital has its own Seton Circle Fund; money does not transfer between sites.
Family Fund- Dell Children's Medical Center
This fund ensures direct and immediate funds to provide comfort items for families at DCMC. The Family Fund also provides emergency provisions for children and families experiencing financial hardship.
Patient Clothing Closet- Seton Shoal Creek
Donations to the Patient Clothing Closet at Seton Shoal Creek help stock the clothing closet with necessities including socks, underwear, shirts, and more for patients who need them.
Innovation, Research, and Technology- Dell Seton Medical Center
The Innovation, Research and Technology Fund focuses on the application of innovative medical processes and products that deliver person-centered care by partnering with our visionary physicians, nurses and professionals who are integrating education, innovation, research, and technology with clinical capabilities in strategic high impact areas. This is a comprehensive fund to support programs, capital and equipment for DSMC-UT.
Children's Care-a-Van- Seton Edgar B Davis
Donations provide operational support to the SEBD Children’s Care-a-Van, which offers health care to children who are underserved and uninsured in the communities it serves.
Seton Circle Membership
Associates who give $12.50/pay check to a Seton Circle program will become a Seton Circle Member. This entitles you to a vote during the granting process and access to Seton Circle events.
Seton Cares Investors
An associate becomes a Seton Cares Investor by giving $100 a pay check through Seton Cares. Investors will be invited to an intimate lunch with Ascension Texas senior leadership as well as a special presentation from Seton Foundation staff highlighting the impact of their investment.
What Drives Us
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Seton Cares?
Seton Cares is our annual associate giving campaign, which takes place from Oct. 29 through Nov. 9, 2018. When you participate in Seton Cares, you cultivate and grow a culture of generosity within our Seton family. While you are always welcome to make a gift to Seton, Seton Cares is your only opportunity to give via payroll deduction. Impacting the Seton programs you care about the most has never been easier!
Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes, to the extent allowed by the law.
Can I support multiple funds?
Yes! To support multiple funds during Seton Cares, please complete a separate online form for each fund.
How do I find out what I gave in years past?
Please contact Sam Regonini at (512) 324-5903.
Who benefits from donations?
When you make a Seton Cares donation, not only are you providing care for people in the communities we serve, you’re also lending a hand to your colleagues. Donations can support a nurse scholarship endowment, build even better facilities that will transform care, assist our most vulnerable neighbors when they need it most during times of hardship, and so much more. Please view our Fund Descriptions for a complete list of giving options that you can support through Seton Cares.
What are the payroll deduction dates for the 2019 calendar year?
Payroll deductions will begin on January 31, 2019 and last 20 pay periods, till October 31, 2019.
What is the minimum donation amount?
A $2 minimum is required for payroll deductions. There is no minimum amount for credit card donations.
How Do I Donate?
Payroll and credit card donations can be made online during the Seton Cares campaign.
Can Ascension associates, vendors, volunteers or non-associates make Seton Cares donations?
Yes! Anyone can make a Seton Cares donation through credit card (one-time or recurring) or a cash/check donation.
Please note: At this time, we are not able to offer payroll deduction for anyone except Ascension/Seton associates.
How can I support a fund not listed for Seton Cares?
Please visit supportseton.org/donate and give through the appropriate foundation. Unfortunately, gifts to funds not listed for Seton Cares cannot be set up through payroll deduction.