Why One Physician Gives: Supporting Others Makes Lives Better, Souls Brighter

Dr. Salter

Third-generation physician Susan Salter, MD, a radiation oncologist at Ascension St. Vincent’s Birmingham Bruno Cancer Center, is a giving person by nature. As a physician, she spends countless hours tending to her patients; as a wife and mother, she devotes herself to caring for her family. She also strives for greater good as a church […]

Grateful Hearts Give: How Comfort and Care Eased a Family’s Sorrow

McClain Family

On September 7, 2022, Caroline McClain learned during a routine 20-week ultrasound that the baby, whose arrival she and husband Jason were happily anticipating in the coming year, had no heartbeat. “It was a complete and total shock after a healthy pregnancy thus far,” McClain, former executive director of the Forge Breast Cancer Survivor Center, […]

Why We Give: Ascension St. Vincent’s Shows the Love of Jesus

DiPiazza Family

Rebecca DiPiazza thought she knew Ascension St. Vincent’s. After all, she was project director for an Ascension St. Vincent’s Foundation-initiated breast cancer survivor program. She serves as Foundation Junior Board chair. She and her husband, Trey Hamer, included the Foundation in their wills and funded NICU cameras. DiPiazza, a cancer survivor, knows the Foundation’s influence […]

Jeremiah’s Hope Expanded to Jefferson State Community College

Kayla Hollon

In March 2020, COVID shuttered the restaurant where Kayla Hollon waited tables. Soon she couldn’t pay her mortgage. Buying groceries for her eight-year-old son became a challenge. Today, thanks to Ascension St. Vincent’s Foundation-funded Jeremiah’s Hope medical jobs training program, Hollon is an Ascension St. Vincent’s certified clinical medical assistant. Working alongside a nurse practitioner […]

Why We Give: Wadsworths’ Endowment Supports Chilton County “Family”

Jim Wadsworth

Jim Wadsworth remembers the moment he heard Ascension St. Vincent’s might build a hospital in Clanton. “I thought that would be a home run,” says Jim, who owned Clanton-based Wadsworth Oil Company before his 2020 retirement. “I knew I wanted to support that effort. Since 2016, Ascension St. Vincent’s has been the best thing that […]

The Newtons, The Foundation, and College Gameday: How One Family Honored Their Loved One

The Newtons

While other football fans reminisce this fall about the pre-COVID joys of packed stadiums, tailgating, and campus-wide celebrations, Jane Newton remembers watching 2019 college football on a tiny hospital TV screen. She particularly recalls jumping from her seat one Saturday to see the replay of Tide running back Najee Harris hurdling over a defender. “I […]

Why We Give: D’Amico Family, Firm Provide Continuous Support

DAmico Family

Frank D’Amico III was surprised to discover, outside a few long-time Ascension St. Vincent’s Associates, his BTC Wholesale Distributors has the longest consecutive giving record of any Ascension St. Vincent’s Foundation donor. “I was not tracking how high we were as far as dollars and cents, but we are among the highest consistent supporters,” says […]