The Legacy Wall began with a vision by John A. McColl to publicly honor those who have given to St. Paul’s over the years. This Wall would be a historical marker that chronicles the individuals and organizations which saw the need to ensure that the ministry of St. Paul’s would continue as a legacy for generations to come.
In 2005, the late Evelyn Curry appreciated John’s vision, and agreed to sponsor the Legacy Wall which still gleams on the first floor of the Manor. Evelyn and her late husband, Reverend Matthew Curry, were residents of the Manor for many years.
Rev. Curry was a veteran of World War II, where he was badly burned during an attack on the ship he was serving, for which he earned a Purple Heart commendation. Mrs. Curry traveled the world with her husband as he was transferred, and they eventually moved to San Diego.
Mrs. Curry gave credit for her education in stewardship to her beloved husband of more than 55 years. Her gift was made in his memory and in recognition of his example in stewardship.
As of February 2012, there are 201 plaques on the Legacy Wall at the Manor, honoring all of the donors that have contributed at least $10,000 to The Manor at St. Paul’s. Stewart Gaddy, Foundation Administrative Assistant, has seen quite a few names added to this wall throughout his years at St. Paul’s. To him, “This wall exemplifies the philanthropic hearts that have recognized the importance of the work being done at St. Paul’s throughout the years, and we are proud to be able to honor them in such a special way.”