September 16, 2021
brian.vogel suitBrian Nicholas Vogel was born and raised in Trumbull, CT, attended St. Catherine of Siena and St. Joseph High School, and earned the rank of Eagle Scout. He graduated from Indiana University, and later from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. After graduating from Indiana University, Brian taught business English at the Nankai University MBA program in Tianjin, China. When he returned, he worked at Morgan Stanley in Baltimore, the Bessemer Trust in Washington, DC, and then at Dodge & Cox in San Francisco. Brian’s Dodge & Cox friends and colleagues became his California family.

Brian had a passion for life. He was always loyal and devoted to his family, his treasured friends and respected colleagues, and known for his very special and truly caring relationships with his clients. Brian is sadly missed by all, and he would want to be remembered with a smile.

BrianVogel DBrian was exceptional in his ability to connect with others, and actively engaged in his family’s, friends’, and clients’ lives, and his magnificent and heartwarming smile will always be emblazed in their hearts. When you met Brian, you never forgot him, and he never forgot you. Brian’s warm personality, quick wit and humor drew people to him. He was beyond generous – if you mentioned or liked something, it was yours, whether he purchased it for you or gave you one of his own. Brian was spontaneous and fun, often sharing and or bringing a good time through food, travel, watching a game, or just a phone or video call. Friends from Brian’s childhood, school, Indiana University and Darden, and professional associates and clients have many fond memories of his spirit and enthusiasm, kind and generous nature, and his unique connection to them.

Helping others and making them happy was important to Brian, and he’d always go the extra mile. He was selfless and always thinking of, helping, or giving to someone. Family and friends could always count on him for support and guidance in any circumstance, and if a client had a challenging problem or request, he worked tirelessly to find a creative solution. Brian was on the Board of Advisors and a volunteer for the National Foundation for Cancer Research, and raised funds by running Racing the Planet’s multi-day 155 mile Sahara Race.

BrianVogel AThe Brian N. Vogel Positive Change Fund has been established to continue Brian’s legacy of kindness and generosity. Helping one person or one family by supporting a charity through this fund is a way to remember Brian and make a positive change for others in need.