Phuong O’Neil

Community and National Initiatives


Phuong O’Neil joined Knight Foundation in July 2017. Her work focuses on creating a more vibrant and inclusive St. Paul, as well as supporting initiatives that build more informed and engaged communities in Knight’s 18 non-resident cities.

Before joining Knight, O’Neil launched D&P Property Designs, a company to rehab properties that keeps the character and charm in old homes while creating innovative solutions to modern living needs. She is also currently growing her business Handpicked, a consignment boutique that features and supports local female artisans.

O’Neil was born in Vietnam and moved to the Twins Cities at age five. She is graduate of the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Marketing Education and a minor in Retail Merchandising.