The Joseph M. Fannell Memorial Foundation sponsors and/or contributes to special events which highlight creative ministry, such as spoken word, poetry, mime and other talents and abilities. To this end, we have created “Joe’s Cafe,” an open mic showcase, where artists are given a platform to perform and display their talents.
Our first Fall fundraising event of the year was held Saturday, October 21 at Events on Graham in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Special guests included, singer/actor/dancer Melvin Gray, Jr. (recently seen in Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations); Spoken Word artist, singer and author, Chiereme Fortune; and the Exalted Silence Mime Ministry. Platinum on the Sax performed during the hour long reception and comedian Gari “Funk” Fields, joined us as host.
The event was sponsored in part by On Good Ground Christian Fellowship, Jeff Fannell & Associates, Wells Engineering, The Lion of Judah Church of God in Christ and GSE Worldwide Sports. And has also been made possible by donations from friends, Divine Encounter Church of God in Christ, Phil Bradley and Mary Dunbar.
Joe’s Cafe was a part of a year long celebration honoring Joseph’s 30th birthday, with a goal of making $30,000. We are still accepting contributions and would welcome your support. Just text JMFFund to 53-555 to donate.