Meet the FoJFM Crew

Our outreach snowballed in just a few short months. In the beginning, we were helping 20 residents every other week. Now, we are consistently helping 50+ residents weekly with a team of more than 20 volunteers, sponsors, and donors.

The truth is, we COULD NOT do this without the help of our friends, sponsors, supporters, partners, and community! Our dream is to make this a well oiled machine. To make everything so plentiful that the residents never feel “forgotten” again. We cannot thank everyone enough – there just aren’t enough words.

Thank you for showing up. Thank you for your support. And thank you for helping us get to where we are today.

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Gabe & Charlotte Pialto are two hard-workers who want the world to be a better place. They are raising two kids, Marie and Jesse, who they hope will always know the importance of helping others. The Pilato family is happy to be part of Friends of the Joseph Floyd Manor and look forward to continuing to provide for these special members of our community.

Charlotte currently serves as our board president.

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Travis Stoess is always there to pick up the slack and lend a helping hand. At times, he’s also been known to herd a few cats – with patience and grace.

I enjoy helping at JFM because I believe everyone in this world needs help at some point in their life from someone. Some of us are fortunate enough to have help readily accessible but many do not. Basic wants and needs are taken for granted by the vast majority. I think it’s important for those of us that have the means to make that help more readily accessible. Helping this community, whether it’s with your time, donations, a short conversation with a resident or even a smile, really can make a difference in their day or week…And unexpectedly I know it makes a difference in mine. \

Travis currently serves as our board’s vice president.

Whitney Quick is a technical writer for a Department of Defense (DoD) contracting company in Charleston. She and her husband, George Gritten, have an adorable 9 year old son and live in the West Ashley area. As a former special education teacher and youth soccer coach, Whitney has always been pulled toward serving others.

After seeing a close friend’s (thanks Beth!) Facebook post one random Wednesday night in March 2021, Whitney reached out to FoJFM about volunteering, showed up the next day for #GivingThursday, and the rest is history!

Whitney currently serves as our board secretary.

Annie Madren Young is a Charleston native who enjoys serving her community. With a background in marketing, Annie has a passion for learning people’s stories and making meaningful connections.  After just one Thursday of volunteering at Joseph Floyd Manor, she was hooked. Each Giving Thursday brings an opportunity to chat with residents while serving them and Annie feels honored to be in their presence.

I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.
Matthew 25:31-40

Annie currently serves as our board treasurer.

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