CEO / Activist / Philanthropist
As Executive Director and Founder of the DO Foundation, Brian shares in the multiple responsibilities for carrying out the DO Foundation’s mission for alleviating and ending homelessness. With profound compassion and dedication to bringing about change in the lives of the homeless, Brian carries on the legacy of his late grandmother, Daisy O’Neal. A true humanitarian and advocate for the betterment of others, the DO Foundation is named in her honor.
Brian, a renowned Jazz Pianist/composer and former computer programmer, brings both his artistic abilities and extensive computer programming and managerial expertise to the DO Foundation. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Alcorn University with concentration in Piano/Music, Computer Science, and Psychology. He has used his talent as a musician to spotlight and bring greater awareness to the epidemic of homelessness by dedicating his song “Dreams In Color” to the homeless. The video for “Dreams In Color” contains actual footage of the homeless and shows him living as a homeless person. Prior to pursuing his musical interests full time, he worked as a Certified Computer Programming Engineer for Coca Cola, BP, Amoco, and Ford Motor Company. Today he is the owner of BCO Media, Inc., a multi-media company that has been in business for over 10 years.
Brian currently resides in Michigan. He is the proud father of two, a 23 year old daughter and 5 year old foster daughter. In his free time he enjoys sharing his gift of music by serving as a mentor to young music students in his local area