The Fifty

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We are 50 Austinites with a common vision for the future of health care in Central Texas.

As leaders from the wide array of industries that have transformed Austin into the premier place to live, we will help build an innovative, state-of-the-art medical community where research and technology combine to make Austin the premier place to receive medical care. 

The anchor of this medical community will be a new teaching hospital: Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas.

How will the Fifty change the future of health care?

We focus our efforts on supporting the $50 million fundraising campaign to build Dell Seton Medical Center at UT.

  • We host an annual fundraiser that benefits construction and equipment for the new teaching hospital.
  • We engage key stakeholders in the community.
  • We educate and inform citizens.

How to join The Fifty

Membership in The Fifty is by invitation only. To be considered for membership, or to nominate an up-and-coming community leader, contact the Dell Seton Fundraising Team at (512) 324-7990.

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Mr. Chuck Lipscomb

VP of Business Development
JE Dunn Construction

Mr. Brant Couch

Vice Chair

Mr. Brad Compere

Past Chair
Capstone Title

Mr. Jonathan Levy

Membership Co-Chair
Brown Advisory

Ms. Malini Rajput

Membership Co-Chair
Corporate Banking – Senior Vice President
Chase Bank

Mr. David Shackelford

Mission & Stewardship Chair
Recapitalization Project Manager
Seton Healthcare Family

Ms. Gail Page

Fundraising Chair
Co-Founder & Executive Chair
Consortia Health

Ms. Ashley Dougherty

Event Chair
Ashley Dougherty Consulting


Ms. Michelle Apodaca

Haynes and Boone

Ms. Adrianna “AB” Bernal

Assistant VP of Public Affairs

Mr. Alan Blake


Mr. Adam Blum

Private Investor

Ms. Diane Carter

Partner, Healthcare Section
Husch Blackwell

Mr. Drew Daniels

SVP, Mortgage Sales Manager
bank SNB

Mr. Cuatro Groos


Mr. Preston James

Founder and CEO
Ascension International, LLC

Mr. Rocky Kelley

Practice Administrator
Westlake Eye Specialists

Mr. Sean Kelly

Managing Director
Cappello Capital Corp.

Dr. Tony Manuel

Assistant Chief of Anesthesiology, Chief of Staff
University Medical Center Brackenridge

Mr. John Minter

Ms. Cathy Nabours

VP Investment Properties and Private Client Group

Dr. Michael Patton

Medical Innovation Labs

Mr. Reagan Reaud

CEO and Co-CIO
Privateer Capital Management, LP

Mr. Joe Ross


Mr. Chris Skyles


Mr. Austin Stowell

Keep Real Estate

Mr. Matt Thompson

President and CEO
Medical Management Solutions

Mr. Mark Turpin

CEO, Founding Partner
The HT Group

Mr. Eric Weaver

Vice President, Texas Medical Group Management Association
Capital City Medical Group AdministratorsNotley Ventures

Mr. Rob Weaver

Region VP of Strategic Partnerships
Civitas Learning

Mr. Judd Willmann

LandDev Consulting, LLC

Ms. Leslie Wingo


Ms. Lynn Yeldell

L Style G Style Magazine

Ms. Candice Young

Associate Director of Constituent Relations
Texas Exes

Mr. Vince Young

Division of Diversity and Community Engagement
The University of Texas at Austin

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!