The Seton Fund

Logo - The Seton FundSince 1985, The Seton Fund has helped the Daughters of Charity and Seton in their mission to serve the poor and vulnerable. Seton Fund trustees, fundraising volunteers, and staff help raise gifts and manage endowed funds to make our community a better place to live for all. The money raised supports Seton’s Central Austin facilities, including Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas, Seton Medical Center Austin, Seton Shoal Creek Hospital, the Seton Community Health Centers, as well as the Seton Cove, Seton League House and the Nurse Scholarship Endowment.

Our vital and extremely successful volunteer groups in these efforts include (in order of their founding):

Seton Development Board
Elizabeth Ann Seton Board
Seton Forum
Seton League House Board
Brackenridge Development Council
The Fifty
The Future of Care/Seton Medical Center at UT Campaign Committee


Seton Fund Leadership and Trustees

Board of Trustees

Chris Von Dohlen, Chairman
Pat Oles, Vice Chairman
JoLynn Free, Treasurer
Scott Dunaway, Secretary
Sr. Catherine Brown
Tracey Bury
Donna Carter
Pam Giblin
Dan Herd
Sr. Gertrude Levy, D.C.
Joe R. Long
Tim Mooney
Hal Peterson
Sam S. Roberts
Clint Small
Timothy C. Taylor
Judy Trabulsi
Ben Vaughan
Mike Vollman

Ex-Officio

Charles J. Barnett, FACHE, Executive Board Chair, Seton Healthcare Family
Rebecca Nelson Davis, Chair, Seton Development Board
Susan Dunaway, President, Elizabeth Ann Seton Board
Jesus Garza, President & CEO, Seton Healthcare Family
Ken Gladish, PhD, President & CEO, Seton Foundations
Dan Graham, President, The Fifty
Ross Rathgeber, Chair, Seton League House Board
Holli Sadler, MD, Medical Director
Charley Scarborough, Executive Director, The Seton Fund
Julie Shannan, President, Seton Forum
Pete Winstead, Chair, The Future of Care/Seton Medical Center at UT Campaign Committee

Life Trustees

Mary Anderson Abell
Robert E. Askew, MD - *emeritus
Carolyn Curtis
Charmaine Denius
Andrew Elliott, Jr.
Luci Baines Johnson
Bishop John McCarthy
Sister Mary Rose McPhee, DC - *emeritus
Allan Shivers, Jr.

Your gift will be doubled!

The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation is helping to elevate Central Texans’ health with a $25 million challenge grant to help build the new Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas.

This generous grant will double every donation, whether it’s $10 or $10,000, up to $25 million. Many thanks to the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and you for supporting Seton and the future of care in our community!

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Seton’s new teaching hospital will become Central Texas’ gateway to the future of care.

With Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas, Austin will have more specialists for a growing population; sustain high quality care

for all, with a special concern for the vulnerable; discover new treatments, and enjoy economic growth.

This is a game-changer for our city. What transpires will be as future-focused as Austin.

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I want to help.


Your vision of a healthier Austin will become a reality, one person, one commitment, one donation at a time.

Now your gifts to help build Seton’s new teaching hospital will be doubled, dollar for dollar up to $25 million, thanks to a generous challenge grant from the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation!