About the Foundation

The William Brian Moody Foundation was started in 2017 by Maribeth, Will and Ben Moody to honor Brian Moody, a wonderful husband and devout father, who died of glioblastoma brain cancer on March 27, 2016. The Foundation is a way to remember Brian and continue his legacy of leadership and service to others.

Brian's Lasting Impact

Brian Moody

A Little More About Brian

Brian was the son of Bill and Audrey Moody. He was born in Charleston, South Carolina on Christmas Day 1963. Brian was a loyal brother to his sister Alison and brother Brantley and a true and faithful friend to so many people. He was known for his integrity, candor, pragmatism, quick wit and infectious smile. One of Brian’s favorite pastimes was attending Clemson football games and enjoying all the tailgating that went with the game. It was his idea of the perfect day…family, friends, food, beer and Clemson football. Brian loved more than anything to spend time with his sons, whom he considered his best friends.

Brian graduated from Middleton High school in 1982 and Clemson University in 1986. He was a CPA and owner and managing partner of Moody and O’Neal CPAs and Advisors. Formerly, he was managing partner of Gamble Givens and Moody LLC and Dixon Hughes Goodman LP. Throughout Brian’s life, he tried to follow what he called his “grand plan.” That plan was to leave Charleston and South Carolina better than he found it. He accomplished this by serving on many boards and committees from the Charleston County School Board, Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, John Wesley United Methodist Church to the Operation Sight Board of Directors just to name a few.

Roper St. Francis Foundation: Cancer Care Patient Assistance Fund and Emerging Capital Initiatives Fund

The Foundation has partnered with the Roper St. Francis Foundation to help raise money for the support of its cancer patients. Donations that are made will directly support patient needs as well as the Oncology department through these funds. Those funds will help alleviate the financial burden of treatment for the men and women in our community battling cancer.

Impact Reports

Roper St. Francis Healthcare

The Lives You’ve Touched

From Roper St. Francis’s Donor Impact Report

A 65-year-old female

“A 65-year-old female, along with her husband and special needs son, had to stay in a hotel for a week while their home was being treated for bedbugs. With your help, she was able to continue her daily treatment without any delays.”

A 65-year-old male

“A 65-year-old male, and non-English speaking patient, was provided with transportation to and from treatment for five days as no other transportation options were available.”

59-year-old male

“When a 59-year-old male received an eviction notice, we were able to provide him the financial assistance he needed to keep him in his apartment and give him grocery cards until he was able to get on food stamps. We were also able to pay one month of the electric and water bills until local resources could assist. He was able to continue his treatment while staying in his home his home, thanks to the William Brian Moody Foundation.”

Clemson University

Scholarships at Clemson University

William Brian Moody Foundation Scholarship

The Foundation has funded a Clemson University Scholarship Endowment which has now surpassed $100,000. The Endowment provides scholarships to students in the College of Business who are also from Charleston County (SC), in honor of Brian’s legacy to the Charleston County School District.

Brian Moody '86 Leadership Award

The purpose of the fund is to provide annual awards to students majoring in Management within the College of Business who demonstrate outstanding leadership capability as well as academic success at Clemson.

Brian Moody '86 Accounting Award

The purpose of the fund is to provide awards to students majoring in Accounting within the College of Business who demonstrate outstanding academic performance as well as leadership involvement at Clemson.