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Report to the Community



Dear Health Care Stakeholder:

We're very pleased to report good news: the capacity of Central Texas to provide for the health of its citizens continues to improve.

This results not only from community commitments to health education and treatment in the Austin area, but also from the efforts of hundreds of organizations and thousands of people working to provide better care for our neighbors.

At St. David's Foundation, we are pleased to be an important part of these developments. For example, in recent months we committed nearly $9 million to create the first-ever local Mental Health Center to serve individuals in crisis. We also have provided significant emergency funding to help sustain Lone Star Circle of Care. And, most importantly, we granted more than $46 million in funding last year with a projected $50 million this year, to numerous non-profit organizations that are serving the health needs of our citizens.

All this is possible because of the community's utilization of St. David's HealthCare hospitals, surgery centers and other facilities, which provide the revenue that we return to the community. Our gifting and investment decisions are guided in part by what we learned this past year while conducting extensive Community Health Needs Assessments in Bastrop, Hays, Travis, and Williamson counties.

As we celebrate the 90th anniversary of the St. David's system this year, and as we begin constructing a permanent office home in downtown Austin to support our expanding Foundation services, we invite you to learn more about our work through this annual report.

And, lastly, we thank you personally for all that you do to make Central Texas a healthier place in which to live.


Grants & Focus Areas

The Foundation made an investment of more than $46 million to the community in 2013, serving more than 250,000 individuals at more than 60 partner agencies in Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis and Williamson Counties.



Healthy Aging
$5m in 2013


Healthy Futures
$3.6m in 2013


Healthy Living
$1.2m in 2013


Healthy Minds
$9.4m in 2013


Healthy People
$20.2m in 2013


Healthy Smiles
$6.2m in 2013

St. David’s Dental Program

St. David's Dental Program, the largest mobile charity dental program in the country, travels to high-need schools and clinics in Travis, Williamson and Hays counties. The program offers free dental screenings, sealants and acute care to people who would otherwise not have access to these services. Each of the fleet of nine vans are staffed by licensed dentists, hygienists, and dental assistants and equipped with two dental exam rooms, digital x-rays and computer workstations.


dental highlights

Community Fund

More than 200 students are attending Texas colleges and universities thanks to the St. David's Neal Kocurek Scholarship, funded by proceeds from Toast of the Town.

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Health's Angels, the Foundation's service organization which focuses on improving the lives of the aging population in Central Texas, partnered with Austin Parks and Recreation in 2012 to create their first senior garden at South Austin Senior Activity Center. The organization is planning to build additional senior gardens, and continues to host events and activities throughout central Texas.



The Foundation's annual series of events held in private homes and venues throughout central Texas raised more than $425,000 in 2012 for the St. David's Neal Kocurek Scholarship Fund. This amount was matched by the Foundation, adding to a total of $850,000.


St. David's Neal Kocurek Scholarships were awarded to 37 central Texas students in 2012, who are currently pursuing degrees in health care at Texas colleges and universities. The program has awarded scholarships to over 200 recipients since its inception, and continues to be the largest scholarship program in central Texas.

public health corps

St. David's Foundation Public Health Corps was established in response to the demand for high-quality care providers at Central Texas safety net clinics. The Public Health Corps seeks to ease the financial burden for health care professionals who serve the community by working in the safety net clinics. The Corps repays a portion of the student debt of these dedicated and caring professionals. Currently, 63 Central Texas health care professionals are part of the St. David's Public Health Corps.

St. David’s HealthCare

Through a unique partnership, St. David's Foundation reinvests proceeds from St. David's HealthCare to more than 60 nonprofit grant recipients. Because of this partnership, St. David's HealthCare's impact goes beyond its 90 sites across Central Texas, which includes seven of the area's leading hospitals, a network of physician clinics, outpatient surgery centers, emergency centers, and research and innovation institutes, including:

  • Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute
  • NeuroTexas Institute
  • Texas Institute for Robotic Surgery
  • St. David's CancerCare
  • Women's Center of Texas

St. David's HealthCare is deeply invested in the future of health care. From its $930M investment since 1996 to expand and develop its facilities and to bring innovative technology to the region, to the hundreds of millions in uncompensated care, all 8,100 employees of St. David's HealthCare are ensuring that Central Texas can become the healthiest community in the world.

124 St. David's HealthCare employees serve as mentors to St. David's Neal Kocurek scholars

Six out of every ten babies born in Central Texas are born at a St. David's hospital

Amount paid in state and local taxes since 1996, contributing to the Central Texas economy


St. David's HealthCare has received national recognition for high-quality care

Investing in the Future of Health Care in Central Texas

St. David's Foundation is proud to provide the resources to build a healthier community. Our strong financial base gives us the ability to give back to the community through agencies and programs that fulfill unmet health care needs.

Investments (in Millions)


St. David's Foundation

Jerry E. Turner, Chair
Ray Bonilla, Vice Chair
Shannon H. Ratliff II, Secretary
Kathleen O. Angel
Ray Benson
Rev. David A. Boyd
Charles Chaffin
Jo Anne Christian
Karen Cole
Albert M. Hawkins III
C. W. Hetherly, Jr.
H. David Hughes
Cathy Iberg
Robena Jackson
John S. Murray, MD
Mary Scott Nabers
E. Peter Pincoffs
James A. Prentice, MD
Lynn Sherman
D. Scott Thomas, Jr.
Marc Winkelman


St. David's Foundation
Chair's Emeritus Council

Ada Anderson
Ed Auler
Ada Anderson
Jack T. Brown
Charles M. Christensen
Diane F. Grant
Earl L. Grant, MD
Jose I. Guerra
Robert Present

St. David's Foundation
Community Health Access Committee

Shannon H. Ratliff II, Chair
James A. Prentice, MD, Vice Chair Carolyn Bartlett
Ray Benson
Rev. David A. Boyd
Jack T. Brown
Mark G. Burnett, MD
Jay Campion
Jo Anne Christian
Karen J. Cole
Kevin W. Cole
C.W. Hetherly, Jr.
H. David Hughes
Susie Jastrow
Libby Malone
Darrick McGill
E. Peter Pincoffs
Robert T. Present
D. Scott Thomas, Jr.
Jerry E. Turner
Ann Wilson
Marc Winkelman


St. David's Foundation
Community Fund Board

Rodney S. Bond
Earl Maxwell
Barbara Porter


We consider it our mission to address these challenges so that all Central Texans have the opportunity to live longer and stronger. For more information about the Foundation, visit

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