Our donors, and the beneficiaries of their generosity, have stories to share.

Read their inspiring stories below:


donor Wirycks

Jeanette Wyrick

For 28 years, Jeanette Wyrick provided spiritual care at Ascension St. Vincent’s Birmingham. “As chaplains, we strived to see every patient in the hospital, to offer spiritual support and aid the emotional part of their healing,” she says as the former director of spiritual care.
donor Joan Wright

Joan Wright

Joan Wright couldn’t be more pleased that her late parents included Ascension St. Vincent’s Birmingham in their wills. She says Katherine and Emmett Ferretti would be delighted to know their gift, which will be used to build a “wayfinding” kiosk to help visitors navigate the campus, would provide direction in uncertain times.