for the 3-5 minutes

I’m on that stage or performing;

everyone in the audience

gets to see

the real Joseph. 

On the morning of June 4, 2015, Joseph Fannell, 22 was on his way to work, when a driver ran a red light and t-boned his car. Joseph died the next day from a severe injury to the brain.

Joseph’s passion was Spoken Word poetry. Shortly after his death, the family started The Joseph M. Fannell Memorial Foundation to honor Joseph’s memory while supporting young adults in the performing arts, through scholarship awards and competitions.

No matter the occasion or weather, Joseph loved wearing bow ties, which quickly became his signature, especially when he performed.

In honor of Joseph and to commemorate his love for bow ties, The Foundation has created Joe-Ties™.

Joe-Ties are bow ties made specifically from a collection of fabrics and patterns that Joe liked to wear. They are designed and distributed exclusively by TieBro Handmade Bow Ties.

All proceeds from the sales of Joe-Ties, directly benefit The Joseph M. Fannell Memorial Foundation.

Ties are made to order and can be purchased in children’s size or for adults, self tie or pre-tie. To order, click on the Joe-Tie title or visit

The BaldwinA black and white houndstooth cotton bow tie in the classic Scottish 18th century print. This one was selected by the board as Joe’s Signature Tie, a limited edition will be available.

The LangstonThis Classic Blue Paisley with Navy Blue Trim cotton bow tie is an exceptional choice when looking to make a sophisticated, yet eye-catching presentation with an ensemble.

The CounteeThis black and gold polka dot cotton bow tie is whimsical yet stylish. This one reminds us of Joseph’s joyous and playful spirit.

Psalm 23This earthy light green cotton bow tie features Scripture from the 23rd Psalm. A pleasant reminder of who the Lord is.

The DunbarThis light blue lightweight denim is an on trend bow tie with it’s subtle but stylish pattern and color that fits almost any suit.

The Wright – This dark brown and black woven bow tie features a  large plaid pattern perfect for the office and semiformal events as the hints of brown and black blend perfectly with a number of suits and occasions.

The Amiri – This bright and bold orange with blue accent batik cotton print bow tie is sure to be a conversation starter. Orange was one of Joe’s favorite colors.

The McKayPurple and blue with tones of gold cotton bow tie. This bow tie is great with a navy suit or a blazer and pair of jeans as it features a rich navy blue back bow to accent the color pattern.