About 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.

Our Values

We are called to exhibit:

  • Dedication
    Affirming the hope and joy of our ministry
  • Reverence
    Respect and compassion for the dignity and diversity of life
  • Wisdom
    Integrating excellence and stewardship
  • Integrity
    Inspiring trust through personal leadership
  • Service to the Poor
    Generosity of spirit, especially for the persons most in need
  • Creativity
    Courageous innovation

Ascension Texas Foundations

Often referred to separately as Seton Foundations and Providence Foundation, the Ascension Texas Foundations encompasses Dell Children’s Foundation, Seton Hays Foundation, Seton Williamson Foundation, The Seton Fund, including Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas, and Providence Foundation. These six Foundations support 14 Ascension Texas hospital campuses throughout Central Texas.

Seton Foundations:

Seton Foundations raise the funds and awareness necessary to operate and advance Ascension Seton hospitals through Dell Children’s Foundation, Seton Hays Foundation, Seton Williamson Foundation and The Seton Fund, including Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas.

Since 1981, more than $551M has been generously given to the Seton Foundations to help transform medical care in Central Texas. These gifts have allowed Seton to be the first to provide the local community with a neonatal intensive care unit, heart transplants, Level I trauma care and a world-class pediatric medical center. Your gifts have changed the lives of Central Texans and the hundreds moving here each day.

Providence Foundation:

Providence Foundation raises the funds and awareness necessary for Ascension Providence to provide exceptional care to Central Texas. Since its founding in 1993, Providence Foundation has raised more than $36 million in support of Ascension Providence.

About Ascension

Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., we are committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. Ascension includes approximately 156,000 associates and 40,000 aligned providers. Ascension operates more than 2,600 sites of care – including 151 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities in 20 states and the District of Columbia. In fiscal year 2018, Ascension provided nearly $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs.

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Our Leadership Team

Miguel Romano
President, Ascension Texas Foundations
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Joel Rice
Executive Director, The Seton Fund
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George Gomez
Chief Operating Officer
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Jennifer Hayhurst
Executive Director, Seton Williamson Foundation
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Susan Hewlitt
Executive Director, Dell Children’s Foundation
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Lauren Schumann
Executive Director, Seton Hays Foundation
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Jana Whitaker
Executive Director, Providence Foundation
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Ashley Wilson
Chief Strategy Officer
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