Seton Foundations Announce New Leadership Roles for 3 Executives


AUSTIN, Texas – (Jan. 22, 2015) – Significant philanthropic support has been and continues to be vital in furthering Seton’s mission to care for all, with a special concern for the vulnerable. To help guide fundraising efforts and further develop relationships with community partners and supporters, The Seton Foundations are pleased to announce new roles for three key foundation leaders.

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Donna Budak, FAHP, CFRE, begins a new role as executive director of The Seton Fund in addition to her current responsibilities as executive director of the Seton Williamson Foundation. At The Seton Fund, established by the Daughters of Charity as the original fundraising arm for Seton Healthcare Family, Donna will oversee fundraising efforts in support of Seton Medical Center Austin, Seton League House, Seton Shoal Creek Hospital, the three Seton Community Health Centers, and various Seton initiatives.

Donna’s extensive fundraising experience with Seton Healthcare Family spans many years, including a role as director of campaigns for The Seton Fund. Of special note, Donna was director of major gifts and planned giving for the $86 million campaign to build and equip Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas. Prior to joining Seton, Donna served as director of annual giving and director of development at Ballet Austin. She is a past president of Austin’s chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and serves on the board of the Round Rock Chamber of Commerce, the YMCA of Greater Round Rock and the Association of Healthcare Professionals.

Linda Lotz, CFRM, has been promoted to her new position as executive director of Seton Hays Foundation, where she will lead fundraising efforts in support of Seton Medical Center Hays, Seton Edgar B. Davis Hospital, Seton Southwest Hospital, and Seton Smithville Regional Hospital. She replaces Gerald Hill, who retired at the end of 2014.

Since 2010, Linda has served with The Seton Fund as the senior development officer for Seton Medical Center Austin (SMCA), the region’s largest medical/surgical acute care center. Her many achievements include raising more than $9 million in support of Seton Austin projects, most notably the successful completion of the campaign to build and equip the new Seton Breast Care Center, which opened its doors in 2014. Among her prior roles, Linda served as the director of development for Hyde Park Schools in Austin, where she established a nonprofit foundation benefiting the schools, secured key endowments, and led annual fund and direct-mail programs. She also successfully completed the Hyde Park Schools capital campaign to build and equip a new high school and athletic facilities.

Charles “Charley” Scarborough, CFP, CFRE, transitions to a new role as executive director of the $50 million capital campaign to build and equip Seton’s newest teaching hospital, Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas, set to open in 2017. Since the campaign kicked off nearly two years ago, Charley has provided leadership over its fundraising efforts while also serving as full-time executive director of The Seton Fund. He will now focus his efforts on completing the $50 million capital campaign and developing programs to provide future ongoing support of the new medical center.

As executive director of The Seton Fund, he led a team of development professionals in cultivating philanthropic support for many key campaigns and initiatives. During his 13 years with Seton, Charley has served as founding executive director of the Seton Williamson Foundation and director of planned giving for The Seton Fund and the Children’s Medical Center Foundation. Before joining Seton, Charley served as a planned giving director with Catholic Healthcare West and worked in private banking and trust services.