Gather at the Crosstown Theater for a night of drinks, tastings from talented chefs, live music, one of a kind film screenings and panels with our founder and Hollywood Director, Tom Shadyac, and the opportunity to make a difference in your community. This event supports One Family Memphis and the many programs under its umbrella including Memphis Rox.
The One Family Memphis annual Flo Day Gala honors the legacy of Ms. Florence “Flo” Johnson, one of the first employees to join One Family Memphis through Memphis Rox soon after our doors opened. Florence was our custodian, but she didn’t just take care of our buildings, she took care of us all. She started every shift praying for each of her co-workers by name. Moving throughout the gym, she embraced guests as if she were welcoming them into her own home. When Florence unexpectedly passed away in 2018, Memphis Rox was heartbroken, but soon mended by her words: “Memphis Rox is not just a gym, it’s a foundation of love and truth that stands for something — and it’ll be here for a long time.”
Florence’s spirit emboldens our ethos that no one is turned away for an inability to pay. The Flo Day Gala is an effort to honor her wish that our doors remain open, empowering countless youth like her son, Jarmond. The Flo Day Gala is an annual event, honoring its namesake, Florence Johnson, and continues to honor the unseen heroes amongst us: the devoted parent who works two jobs to provide for their family, the essential workers who keep our businesses running, the custodians, grocery store clerks, cashiers and servers, health care workers, delivery men and women, who move us all forward with love and grace.
Michelle Elaine Miller is a lifelong Memphian and career social worker having worked for several local social services organizations in roles including Case Manager, Social Counselor, Director of Social Services, Director of Community Involvement and Program Director. She recently served as Executive Director of Faith and Family Services, Incorporated, a faith based nonprofit organization which she co-founded. This ministry worked with families in South Memphis and surrounding communities through the provision of assistance with physical/basic needs, social/emotional support, financial empowerment and spiritual development. Currently she serves as the Community Coordinator for the Memphis Narrative Change Project. This effort is geared towards changing false and harmful narratives regarding poverty and injustice in our community.