The 100 Club of Memphis

The 100 Club of Memphis is an organization that supports the families of the first responders in Memphis and Shelby County.

Chartered in 1956, Memphis leaders committed to personally provide financial assistance to the families of the courageous men and women who dedicate, and sometimes give, their lives to protect us.

The original membership-based group was small, and each member paid $100 in yearly dues in order to build the necessary funds to provide for the immediate financial needs of the families of those who lost their lives in the line of duty. Sixty years later, the 100 Club of Memphis boasts a strong legacy of support to law enforcement officers and firefighters due to the generosity of people like you.


Our Credo

The Credo of the 100 Club reflects the high standards of morality and dedication to selfless community service shown by our first responders.

  • To financially assist the immediate family of any fire or law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty.
  • To publicly recognize these fallen officers and their contribution to the community.
  • To administer the Valor Award involving outstanding performance without regard to personal safety.
  • To administer the Jerome Turner Award for community service.
  • To provide scholarships at Christian Brothers University, LeMoyne-Owen College, Rhodes College, and the University of Memphis for fire and police personnel and their families.
  • To support the CrimeStoppers of Memphis Trust Pays Program.

Our Officers

President – James Cook
Vice President – JJ Keras
Secretary – Ryan Ehrhart
Treasurer – Garner Williams

Board Members

Tim Whitehorn
Chance Carlisle
Richard Hollis
Bruce Hopkins
Jay Keras
Bob E. Mallory
Linton Young
J.D. Graffam
Mary Freeman
Trey Carter
Donnie Malmo
Tony Armstrong