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The Seton Fund

The Seton Fund works with our philanthropic community to support Ascension Seton’s Central Austin adult facilities, including Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas, Ascension Seton Shoal Creek, as well as the Seton Cove and the Nurse Scholarship Endowment.

Our History

Established in 1981, The Seton Fund was the first fundraising foundation of the Seton Healthcare Family. Sister Gertrude Levy and then president, Gene Attal, created it on behalf of Seton. Since its creation, The Seton Fund’s main purpose is to support the mission and work of the Seton Healthcare Family. Through the support of the Central Texas community, it has been an integral part of the expansion of Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin, support of the Ascension Seton clinics and the capital campaign for Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas.

Foundation Impact

  • More than $261M raised since 1981.
  • There have been over 9,700 NICU baby stays at ASMCA, the first neonatal intensive care unit in Central Texas.
  • 13,463 women have been served at the Breast Care Center since opening in 2014.
  • 474 heart transplants have been performed at the only heart transplant center in the region.

Our Sites

Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin

Austin’s largest medical/surgical acute care center, Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin is the only hospital in Central Texas that performs heart transplants.Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin offers comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services for both inpatients and outpatients and regional specialty programs including the Seton Heart Specialty Care and Transplant Center, Seton Infusion Center and the Marialice Shivers Regional Neonatal Center.Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin was also one of the first two hospitals in Texas to receive certification as a Primary Stroke Center.

Ascension Seton Medical Center is ranked the #1 hospital in Austin and is the region’s largest medical facility.

Dell Seton Medical Center

Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas (Dell Seton) will serve to anchor an exciting new downtown health district, adjacent to Dell Medical School and research facilities. To distinguish it among the other key players, keep in mind — the teaching hospital is where the healing happens. Dell Seton is unique, representing a partnership between a nonprofit healthcare system with a Level 1 Trauma Center, a tier one research university and a county health district – all joining forces to reimagine the way healthcare is delivered.

Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas is the only Level 1 Trauma Center serving an 11 county Central Texas area. It is the Travis County safety net hospital serving our community members with often the greatest needs and least resources.

Ascension Seton Shoal Creek

For more than 40 years,Ascension Seton has been caring for adults and seniors who may be experiencing emotional or substance abuse difficulties. Inpatient services at Shoal Creek Hospital include intensive psychiatric stabilization for patients dealing with emotional crises, depression and drug/alcohol dependence.

Our licensed staff is on call 24 hours a day to address the mental health needs of patients and their families. The hospital also facilitates a wide range of support groups that meet on a regular basis.

For mental health needs for children, contact Dell Children’s Behavioral and Mental Health at 512-324-0029 or visit

Our Support Groups

Seton Development Board

The Seton Development Board counts 100 active members, 128 associate members, and 50 associate group members in Giddings who help fundraise for Seton. Since its inception in 1977, the Seton Development Board has raised over $12.5 million dollars to fund a variety of Seton service and projects, including the Breast Care Center, the new patient pavilion, virtual care equipment for mental and behavioral health and much more.

Elizabeth Ann Seton Board

The Elizabeth Ann Seton Board is a group of 75 women dedicated to improving the lives of Central Texas communities by supporting the work and vision of the Daughters of Charity healthcare ministries through fundraising, education and community advocacy within the Seton Fund to serve the most vulnerable in our community.

Our Board

Current Members

Mike Vollman, Chairman

Andrew Morgan, Vice Chairman
Venture Philanthropy Opportunities

Edward Moody, Investment Committee Chair
CFM Wealth Partners LLC

Collin Roberts, Secretary
Parsley Energy, Inc.

Edvin Beasley
PennyBacker Capital

Laura Beuerlein
Heritage Title Company

Clifford Chiu
Vista Equity Partners

Meredith Delk
Magellan Health

Pam Giblin
Baker Botts, LLP

Taylor Harper
Community Volunteer

Chuck Lipscomb
JE Dunn Construction

John Menchaca
Enoch Kever

John Minter
Austin Growth Capital LLC

Timothy A. Mooney
Lead Commercial

Sam S. Roberts, III, M.D.
Emergency Service Partners, LP

Life Trustees

Mary Anderson Abell
Robert E. Askew, M.D.
Carolyn Curtis
Charmaine Denius
Andrew Elliott, Jr.
Luci Baines Johnson
Bishop John McCarthy *
Sr. Mary Rose McPhee, D.C.
Pat Oles
Allan Shivers, Jr. *
Kirk P. Watson

* life trustees who have sadly passed away

Our Foundation Team

Jessica Cernosek, Executive Director
(512) 324-1021
[email protected]

Mara Fouts, Senior Director of Annual Giving
(512) 324-1942
[email protected]

Becky Fox, Senior Development Director
(512) 324-4091
[email protected]

Taylor Kidd, Major Gift Officer
(512) 324-5921
[email protected]


Seton Fund
1201 W. 38th St.
Suite 4200
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 324-5900

Our office is located in 26 Doors Shopping Center, at 1206 W. 38th St., across the street from Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin. We’re on the second floor, above Adelante Boutique.