for the 3-5 minutes

I’m on that stage performing;

everyone in the audience

gets to see

the real Joseph. 



On the morning of June 4, 2015, Joseph M. Fannell was on his way to work when a driver ran a red light and struck his car broadside.  The next day, Friday, June 5, Joseph died as a result of injuries to the brain, he suffered in the crash. 


Just days following his tragic death, The Joseph M. Fannell Memorial Foundation Inc. “Joe’s Legendary Fund or The Fund” was established to create and support programs to help young people overcome obstacles and reach their full potential.


While Joseph found enjoyment “working among lawyers” Joseph’s passion was spoken word and performance-based poetry.  The family hopes to continue his life and memory by hosting special events and supporting young people in creative ministry, such as spoken word, poetry, music and mime.


In addition, as one who was bullied, Joseph wanted to share his experiences with those in high school who may be the victims of bullying.  He wanted to encourage students to seek help to overcome bullying and achieve their goals in school and beyond.  To realize Joe’s dream, the Fund will also contribute to programs that provide support and guidance to those who have been or are being bullied. To this end, the Fund has partnered with No Bully. Over the last decade, No Bully has become the nation’s preeminent anti-bullying organization, eliminating incidents of bullying while serving hundreds of schools and over 250,000 students.


To support the work of the Memorial Fund and to help keep Joe’s memory alive, send your contribution to The Joseph M. Fannell Memorial Foundation, 10926 Quality Drive, PO Box 411291, Charlotte, NC 28278 or use the link below to donate by Paypal or by going to  You can also donate by clicking Givelify, via CashApp @$JMFFoundation, or Zelle @609-233-4310.

In addition, you can support Joe’s Foundation whenever you shop on Simply shop Amazon/Smile and choose The Joseph M. Fannell Memorial Foundation as your charity, and 0.5% of your purchase will be donated.

If you sell merchandise or goods on Ebay, you can also support Joe’s Foundation, simply by choosing The Joseph M. Fannell Memorial Foundation as your charity and selecting a portion of your proceeds to automatically be deducted from your proceeds.

You may now also create your own fundraiser on Facebook for your birthday or otherwise and have your friends contribute as well.

Your support in any way is greatly appreciated!!!

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