How Artwork Is Honoring the Memory of Randy Hankamer

Sometimes a person’s generosity catches you by surprise. Joanne Hankamer knows the feeling.Mosaic

Recently she found out that a dear family friend sponsored a tile in the Dell Seton at UT Mosaic in memory of her husband Randy Hankamer.

"My husband’s life and death had a profound effect on our friend, but I didn’t know just how much until this gift,” Joanne said.

A tile with Randy’s name will be part of the Dell Seton at UT Mosaic.

This 14-foot-long mosaic, designed around the theme “Picture a Healthy Community,” will be displayed in the lobby of Dell Seton Medical Center at UT when it opens in May 2017.

“Seton understands the importance of family and community and how we are all strengthened by supporting each other,” added Joanne. “Every stroke of every marker for every drawing for every tile represents collective stories.”

In addition to her husband being honored on the mosaic, Joanne also contributed by drawing a piece of artwork for the mosaic.

The art Joanne created for the mosaic was close to her heart. “Randy and I loved to walk, and my drawing is of a palm leaf from a plant in our neighborhood.

“Randy’s illness required us to travel to Houston for his care. Thanks to this new teaching hospital, many others won’t have to leave Austin. This will be an incredible benefit to our community.”

Make your mark on Austin's new teaching hospital

You have a unique opportunity to be a permanent part of Dell Seton Medical Center at UT by sponsoring a tile in the Dell Seton at UT Mosaic. Your sponsorship helps bring this modern, new teaching hospital one step closer to completion.

As a $500 tile sponsor, you can have your name printed on a tile in the mosaic. By designating your sponsorship as a tribute gift, you can honor a loved one or the memory of one you loved.

Sponsor a tile for yourself, or make someone's day by sponsoring a tile in honor or in memory of someone — just like someone did for Joanne Hankamer.

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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