About Us

Ascension Seton Hays Foundation

The Ascension Seton Hays Foundation works with our local philanthropic community south of Austin to support Ascension Seton Hays, Ascension Seton Edgar B. Davis, Ascension Seton Bastrop, Ascension Seton Southwest and Ascension Seton Smithville.

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 2008, The Ascension Seton Hays Foundation was created prior to the construction of the Seton Medical Center Hays as a way to raise capital for that facility. Then president of The Seton Foundations, Gene Attal, joined community leaders to create The Seton Hays Foundation, giving Seton the opportunity to partner with the southern market of Central Texas in order to provide high-quality, affordable, local healthcare.

Foundation Impact

  • More than $15M raised since 1999.
  • In the last decade, 221,333 patients have been seen at Ascension Seton Hays.
  • Since opening (2009), 37,152 surgeries have been performed and there have been 415,169 emergency room

Our Sites

  • Ascension Seton Hays
  • Ascension Seton Edgar B. Davis
  • Ascension Seton Bastrop
  • Ascension Seton Southwest
  • Ascension Seton Smithville

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Ascension Seton Hays Foundation Board

Current Members

Kate Johnson, Chairperson
Community Volunteer
Kyle, TX

Michelle Lopez, Vice Chair
NextGen Latinos
Buda, TX

Milton Ellisor, Treasurer
Community Volunteer
Wimberley, TX

Irene Melendez, Secretary
Broadway Bank
Kyle, TX

Trac Bledsoe
B3 Commercial
Smithville, TX

Jeanell B. Davis
Community Volunteer
Buda TX

Louise Curtis
Community Volunteer
Wimberley, TX

Joanna Gilland
Bluebonnet Electric
Lockhart, TX

Cody Lock
Frost Bank

Judge Paul Pape
Community Volunteer
Bastrop, TX

Hondo Powell
Lower Colorado River Authority
Dripping Springs, TX

Chuck Nash
Life Trustee
San Marcos, TX

Bobby Schmidt
Schmidt Electric
Neiderwald, TX

Matt Reiland
Walmart Distribution
Buda, TX

Diana Torres
City of Kyle
Kyle, TX

Dr. Linda Wilson
Pain Management
Smithville, TX

Foundation Team

Lauren Schumann, Executive Director
[email protected]

Sam Regonini
Associate Director of Development
[email protected]


Ascension Seton Hays Foundation
6001 Kyle Parkway
Kyle, TX 78640
(512) 504-5076 | Fax (512) 268-8710

For the Seton Medical Center Hays operator, please call (512) 504-5000

For the Seton Edgar B. Davis Hospital operator, please call (830) 875-7000