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Jacy Donovan, Nicole Covert and Lori Johnson - PG1

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Lisa Youngblood and Kathy Terry - PG2

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Luci Baines Johnson and Carolyn Curtis - PG1

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MAIN Brent and Nicole Covert & Luci Baines Johnson and Ian Turpin - PG2

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Mary Ann and Andrew Heller - PG2

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Mary Lou and Charles Morrison - PG1

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SDB Band - Big Night Quartet - PG1

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Seton Development Board Celebrates 40 Years, Honors Luci Baines Johnson

By Rob Giardinelli              Photography by Brandi Nellis Photography

THE SCENE: A spectacular night at the Four Seasons in Austin celebrated four decades of a fall social season mainstay. The 40th annual Seton Development Board gala delivered an evening of entertainment that also honored a beloved Austin resident whose family legacy lives within so many of the things Austinites hold dear.

THE VIBE: The evening began for the black-tie crowd of 470 on the terrace beyond the ballroom’s foyer for a cocktail hour that featured the SDB Band Big Night Quartet, serving as a perfect backdrop for banter and conversation. The festivities then moved into the ballroom where guests dined on a multi-course meal during the evening’s program that included moving testimonials from Austin residents who have benefited from the Seton Women’s Heart Center. The gala was capped with a presentation by Seton Development Board President Nicole Nugent Covert, who bestowed her mother Luci Baines Johnson with the Daughters of Charity Award.

THE CAUSE: The evening, co-chaired by Jacy Donovan and Lori Johnson, raised over $440,000 for the Seton Heart Institute and Seton Women’s Heart Center. Over the last 40 years, the Seton Development Board gala has raised over $14 million for various Seton initiatives including Mother and Baby Services and the Sister Gertrude Levy Endowment for the Poor.