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. 

Johnny Mac Foundation Wish Gala

Wish GalaYou are invited to the Johnny Mac Foundation 14th Wish Gala. Cocktail party, bar, dancing, raffles, and more!


Saturday, February 3, 2024 from 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm


The Mansion at Oyster Bay: 1 S Woods Rd, Woodbury, NY 11797 (get directions)


$175 per person – get tickets online or send checks to P.O. Box 72, Blue Point, NY, 11715


  • Diamond Sponsor $3,000 (includes table for 12 and event signage)
  • Sapphire Sponsor $2,500 (includes table for 10 and event signage)
  • Emerald Sponsor $2,000 (includes 6 tickets and recognition)
  • Venue Sponsor $1,500 (includes 4 dinner tickets)
  • Ruby Sponsor $600 (includes 2 tickets and recognition)
  • Volunteer Sponsor $500
  • Bar Sponsor $500
  • Raffle Sponsor $500
  • Music Sponsor $300
  • Photography Sponsor $300


  • Bob and Janet Draffin
  • Bob Hulse: Jamie Atkinson Award
    • Suffolk County Police Department Retired Detective, Ex-Chief Bay Shore Fire Department, and United States (US) Navy