Whatever It Takes!


The Johnny Mac Foundation is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization formed by John’s wife, Jennifer after his death in August 2009 of 9/11 related cancer. John was an FDNY Firefighter and caring for others was what he did. In a list of final wishes, John asked to have a community center built in Blue Point, NY. In accord with John’s motto “whatever it takes,” the Foundation now works tirelessly to fulfill that wish. In addition, the Foundation supports other 9/11 first responder organizations. John's last wishes were written down and electronically scanned. View John's Final Wishes.

Golf Outing

You are invited to the Johnny Mac Foundation Golf Outing on July 18, 2019 at the Timber Point Golf Course. There will be pre-golf breakfast, contests, giveaways, BBQ lunch, celebratory dinner, 50/50 (no givebacks allowed) and raffles!

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Recent Events

  • Hurricane Relief

    The Johnny Mac Foundation is proud to have assisted Houston Firefighters to rebuild by providing $5,000 in gift cards to Lowe's and Home Depot.

  • Mitten Tree

    The Johnny Mac Foundation filled the Mitten Tree at the Bayport-Blue Point Library thanks to generous donations and Jack's Aunt who knitted all the hats!

  • NY Firefighter Memorial

    John McNamara's name was memorialized at the New York State Fallen Firefighter's Memorial in Albany, New York in October 2017.

  • Tunnels to Towers

    The foundation participates every year in the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Run in memory of John and all the firefighters we lost on 9/11 and afterwards.

  • Time Capsule

    In September of 2017, the time capsule at the 9/11 Responders Remembered Park was renamed to honor John. Jack was present for the ceremony.

  • Firefighters Memorial

    In October 2017, Jack was present as John's name was memorialized at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland.


Our Team

The Johnny Mac Foundation Board is comprised of a president, vice president, treasurer, and board members. We welcome our newest "Junior" Board Member, Jack G. McNamara! View Board

Jennifer K. McNamara

Jen Mac
Founder and President

Jennifer McNamara is the widow of John McNamara who, with her 11 year old son Jack, lives in Suffolk County, New York. When John died, Jennifer began to fulfill her deathbed promise to him to continue his mission.

Alyssa Zuckerman

Alyssa Zuckerman
Executive Vice President

Alyssa Zuckerman is an Associate at the law firm of Lamb & Barnosky, LLP, located in Melville, N.Y., whose practice focuses on representing employers in both the public and private sectors in education, labor and employment law matters.

Deidre DeSimone

Colleen Damiano

Colleen Damiano has been in the accounting and finance field for over 30 years. She currently works as an accountant at NIC Holding Corp., located in Melville NY. She has also held managerial finance positions at Canon USA and Cablevision Systems Corporation.

Contact Us

Send us an email to contact the Johnny Mac Foundation with any questions. You may also contact us at P.O. Box 72, Blue Point, New York, 11715