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New Community Partner / Project for 2016-2017

THE SETON FUND

by: ELIZABETH VREELAND The mission of the Seton Fund is “to be the fund development and endowment arm of the Daughters of Charity healthcare ministry of Central Texas. Its effort shall be exercised with wisdom and integrity, guided by the Vincentian spirit of respect, belief in the goodness of people, and love of the poor.” The Junior League of Austin (JLA) has a history of being an early and generous supporter of the Seton League House, for which the facility carries its name. The Seton League House was established in 1980 by Sister Mary Rose McPhee, D.C. as an affordable place for family members of patients to comfortably stay near their hospitalized loved ones. Today, the Seton League House is under the Seton Fund umbrella and has 38 rooms where guests pay $35 per night tax-free, about half of the true cost. Christy Dennison is a League member who is serving her placement as a Welcome Home Coordinator for the Seton League House. She is responsible for checking in guests and ensuring they have a pleasant stay. They recognize the great deal of stress their guests are under having a family member in the hospital, and the Welcome Home Coordinator tries to be helpful by acting as a concierge and answering questions, helping unload luggage, verifying patients’ appointments and keeping the kitchen and family room spaces tidy and well stocked. Goals for Christy’s placement this year include working on projects to help with the House’s branding and guest experience. JLA recently donated money that will go towards decorations for the Seton League House. Photo Top: Christy Dennison, Seton House JLA Volunteer

Photo Bottom: Ashle Bias, Seton House JLA Volunteer

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Profile for The Junior League of Austin

Leaguelines Winter 2017  

The official newsletter of the Junior League of Austin

Leaguelines Winter 2017  

The official newsletter of the Junior League of Austin