“I can do things you cannot. You can do things I cannot. Together we can do great things.” ~St. Mother Teresa

Established in 1984, Ascension St. Vincent’s Foundation has raised more than $120 million – in partnership with generous donors – to support new programs, education, equipment, technology, and capital expansion across Ascension St. Vincent’s. We also address the special needs of our patients and their family members.

As a donor, you can express appreciation for the extraordinary care you received. Philanthropic support plays a critical role in our ability to extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ to our patients and ensure the health and well-being of our community. Generosity heals.

Patient Transport today
Dr. Susan Salter stands next to an enclosed golf cart that was donated to transport cancer patients for diagnostic tests and treatment.

About Ascension St. Vincent’s Alabama
In 1898, the Daughters of Charity answered the call of the Holy Spirit – and the pleas of Father Patrick O’Reilly – to bring healthcare to Birmingham. For more than a century, Ascension St. Vincent’s physicians, nurses, and care teams have dedicated their lives to providing compassionate, personalized care for those most in need throughout our community.

Ascension St. Vincent’s offers full-service hospitals and medical centers with 24/7 emergency care. We deliver advanced surgical care for serious and life-threatening injuries and illnesses. Our care teams listen to quickly understand your health needs and deliver care that’s right for you. Ascension St. Vincent’s is a destination for specialty care — including heart care, brain and spine care, cancer care, laser eye surgery, orthopedics and sports medicine, weight loss, and women’s health.

Our Mission

Our 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 Vision

Our Vision
We envision a strong, vibrant Catholic health ministry in the United States which will lead to the transformation of healthcare. We will ensure service that is committed to health and well-being for our communities and that responds to the needs of individuals throughout the life cycle. We will expand the role of laity, in both leadership and sponsorship, to ensure a Catholic health ministry in the future.

Our Values
Our Values
  • Service of the poor: Generosity of spirit, especially for persons most in need
  • Reverence: Respect and compassion for the dignity and diversity of life
  • Integrity: Inspiring trust through personal leadership
  • Wisdom: Integrating excellence and stewardship
  • Creativity: Courageous innovation
  • Dedication: Affirming the hope and joy of our ministry


Spring 2024 Newsletter CoverThe Vigil is published biannually for friends and supporters of Ascension St. Vincent’s Foundation. The name references Sisters’ Vigil, the iron and steel sculpture that commemorates the arrival of the first four Daughters of Charity who founded St. Vincent’s Hospital in 1898. A replica of the statue greets visitors at Ascension St. Vincent’s facilities. The name also serves as a reminder of the watchful role of generous individuals, families, corporations, and foundations in supporting our ministry. The vigilance of our donors and benefactors renews the original call to serve and sustains Ascension St. Vincent’s unique commitment to the value of each person as unity of mind, body, and spirit.

Meet Our Team

The Foundation team serves to further the mission of Ascension St. Vincent’s while meeting donor philanthropic goals. We are united by our passion for making an impact in the community we call home.

Andy Bell

Andy Bell

President & Chief Development Officer


Ashley Carter

Ashley Carter

Development Analyst


Jennifer Carter

Jennifer Carter

Director of Donor Engagement


Scott Goggins

Scott Goggins

Development Manager


Gina Henley

Gina Henley

Development Specialist


Rosie Herdt

Rosie Herdt

Program Coordinator


Board of Directors

Thomas J. Willings – Chair

Jason Alexander
President/CEO, Ascension St. Vincent’s

Will Baker – Allocations Chair
Walker & Dunlop

Tracy Bragg – Junior Board Liaison
Community Volunteer

Sheri Cook
Altec Inc.

Frank D’Amico III
BTC Wholesale Distributors

Anthony J. DiPiazza
DiPiazza LaRocca Heeter & Co, LLC

Kathryn H. Eckert
Community Volunteer

Val Holman
Lewis Communications

Scott Hughes
CFO, Ascension St. Vincent’s

Ryan Humphreys, M.D.
Emergency Department

Billy Johnson, M.D.
OB/GYN Associates of Alabama

Tommy Luckie – Treasurer
Luckie & Co.

Suzanne Perkins – Vice Chair
Community Volunteer

Marian LaRussa Phillips
Community Volunteer

Nick Pihakis
Pihakis Restaurant Group

Susan Stabler
Brasfield & Gorrie

Peppi Talley
Raymond James Wealth Management

Ben Tamburello
ARC Realty

Hugh R. Thomas
The Onin Group

Owen Vickers
BHT ReSources

James D. Wadsworth
Community Volunteer

Carter Wood
Community Volunteer

Anne Yuengert – Secretary

Members Emeritus

Thomas M. Allison, M.D.

Robert K. Baker

Merrill N. Bradley, M.D.

Ronald G. Bruno

Richard Carmody

Russell W. Chambliss

Beth Chapman

Robert C. Chapman

Jane Cole

Dr. Paul Doran, Jr.

Wayne Gillis

Randy Haines

John Hardin

Todd Jackson

William H. Johnston, M.D.

Sonya King

Roy Long

Kathy Miller

Dorothy Pak

Minnie Rast

Henry B. Ray, Jr.

Judge Virginia Vinson

Junior Board

Ginger Gray – Chair

Dylan Angeline
Aptive Resources

Glen Barlow
RFG Advisory

Christian Borek
Burr & Forman

Crystal Bowles
Financial Advice & Consulting, LLC

Tracy Bragg – Board of Directors Liaison
Community Volunteer

Thatcher Chapman
Alabama Power

Meighan Coley – Event Chair
Big Bad Breakfast

Chris D’Amico
BTC Wholesale Distributors

Rebecca DiPiazza
Community Volunteer

Casey Goldschmidt
Ascension Alabama

Tyler Hinton
Empress Stationery

Kibbe Jones
Swann Lake Stables/Jones Road Marketing

Dorian Kendrick – Secretary
Dorian Gabrielle Consulting

Taylor Lane
Sunburst Advisers

Tina Liollio
Tina’s Market/Local Link Bham

Mary Beth Lively
Vulcan Materials Company

Andrew Loftin
Brookline Investments, Inc.

Margaret Manuel
Community Volunteer

Eleanor Nielsen
Community Volunteer

Lauren Rhyne
Community Volunteer

Julia Taliaferro – Vice Chair
Children’s of Alabama

Bradley Young
Regions Bank

Your Generosity Heals