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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?

Our Impact

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!

Why I Give

Rosa Montemayor, Financial Counselor

I give to the Seton Cares campaign because I have been there when my children where small and I received help when I needed it the most.  You know a door may close, but through giving back another one opens up to benefit others in need.

Lorrie Kirby, Clinic Manager

I strongly believe in our mission to commit ourselves to serving all persons. I believe Seton Cares supports this commitment in exciting programs like the Nurse Scholarship Endowment and facility Seton Circle grants. Donation is a gift that both small or large can make a difference.

Kristi Haskins, Community Outreach

I participate in Seton Cares because I see the difference these funds make in purchasing much needed equipment, providing better care for our patients, funding various programs to assist our community, and keeping our associates involved in the well-being of our hospital community.

Patricia Gagnon, Nurse

I have been involved in Seton Cares for about the last 8  years because I believe in the Seton Mission to give back when you can. I give through Seton Cares to help anyone and everyone.  I have seen vein finders purchased to help with difficult IVs, SMCW’s great veterans program and the reinvention of the labyrinth walk. It is important for staff to have a voice and when they give to Seton Cares their voice will be heard.


Heather Hill, CNO

I have worked with Seton for 23 years (SMCW for 11), and have been contributing to Seton Cares for as long as it has existed. It is effortless way for me to give back to the community, the patients, and the associates. I give because I believe in our mission and in the type of care we provide, but it is not always easy to get special projects funded like nursing scholarships, the Emergency Assistance Program, and our Healing Garden.  Projects like these can make the difference in people’s lives not only today, but in their future as well.  It makes me feel good to have contributed to these and so many other important projects.  I encourage people to participate in Seton Cares if they can as you never know when one of these projects will help you or your patients in a time of need.

Get Involved

You’re a Seton associate — a member of a special, talented group of people who understand what it means to truly care for people. It’s your mission — and it’s the mission of Seton Cares, too. When you participate in Seton Cares, our annual associate giving campaign, you’re taking care of people in so many ways, including:

  • Providing clothes for a patient who needs them
  • Offering check-ups for children who visit our mobile Care-a-Vans
  • Helping coworkers pay for nursing school
  • Lending a helping hand to colleagues who’ve fallen on hard times

Your donation — of any size — makes an impact on our people, places and mission.

Fund Descriptions

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.

Giving Levels

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

Our 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.

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 and give through the appropriate foundation. Unfortunately, gifts to funds not listed for Seton Cares cannot be set up through payroll deduction.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about Seton Cares please contact:

Sam Regonini (512) 324-5903 Email

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