About Us

Ascension Seton Williamson Foundation

The Ascension Seton Williamson Foundation works with our local philanthropic community north of Austin to support Ascension
Seton Williamson, Ascension Seton Highland Lakes and Ascension Seton Northwest.

Ascension’s 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 History

Established in 2006, The Ascension Seton Williamson Foundation was created as a direct response to the dire need for care in Williamson County, one of the fastest growing communities in Central Texas. Members of the Williamson County community were traveling 20 miles, all the way to Seton Medical Center Austin for their healthcare needs. Williamson County community leaders joined together under the leadership and direction of The Seton Foundations President at the time, Gene Attal, in order to create this Foundation.

Foundation Impact

  • More than $28M raised since 1988.
  • In the last decade, 213,467 patients have been seen at Ascension Seton Williamson.
  • Since opening (2008), 41,864 surgeries have been performed and there have been 356,054 emergency room

Our Sites

  • Ascension Seton Williamson
  • Ascension Seton Highland Lakes
  • Ascension Seton Northwest

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Ascension Seton Williamson Foundation Board

Current Members

Nancy Crouse, Chair
Community Volunteer

Michael White, Vice-Chairman
Lott Brothers Construction

Frank Krenek, Secretary
Embree Group

Nick Albino
Independent Financial

John Avery, Jr.
HW Development, LLC

Holly Coe
Community Volunteer

Tim Gentz

Nyle Maxwell
Nyle Maxwell Family of Dealerships

Benedict Patrick
HDR Engineering

Nathan Pettus
Emerson Automation Solutions

Bonnie Sells
Alpha Painting & Decorating Co., Inc.

Lindsay Shappee
JP Morgan Private Bank

Barrett Wood
WoodGen, LLC

Life Trustees

Charles Avery, III – Deceased

David Hays

Judy McLeod

Foundation Team

Jennifer Hayhurst, Executive Director
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Deana Cavanaugh, Associate Director of Development
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Ascension Seton Williamson Foundation
201 Seton Parkway
Round Rock, TX 78665
(512) 324-4090 | Fax (512) 324-4657
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For the Ascension Seton Medical Center Williamson operator, please call (512) 324-4000.