why support the foundation
The Roper St. Francis Foundation Cancer Care Patient Assistance 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 go directly to the Roper St. Francis Foundation’s Cancer Care Patient Assistance Fund. Those funds will help alleviate the financial burden of treatment for the men and women in our community battling cancer.
William Brian Moody Foundation Scholarship Endowment at Clemson University
The Foundation has committed to funding a Clemson University Foundation Scholarship Endowment at the $50,000 level. Once fully funded, the Endowment will provide scholarships to students from Charleston County (SC) who will attend Clemson, in honor of Brian’s legacy of service to the Charleston County School District.
The Brian Moody ’86 Leadership Award at Clemson University
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.
The Brian Moody ’86 Accounting Award at Clemson University
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.
Brian Moody’s Legacy
The William Brian Moody Foundation was started in 2017 by Maribeth, Will and Ben Moody to honor Brian Moody, wonderful husband and devout father, who died of glioblastoma brain cancer on March 27, 2016. 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. Formally, 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.
The William Brian Moody Foundation is a way to remember Brian and continue his legacy of leadership and service to others. The Annual William Brian Moody Foundation Golf Tournament was introduced in 2018. The event is held the first Saturday in May and has served as a successful way to raise money to support the work of the foundation while enjoying a great day of golf, fun and fellowship.