SUMMIT, NJ - The McNany Charitable Foundation was established in 2015 to honor the life and memory of mother Ann Marie McNany mother and her two sons, Paul A, and Brian M. McNany, who each passed away.

Brian McNany passed away in March, 2015 at the age of 55, after a courageous three-year battle with cancer. Paul McNany died at age of 20 from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, and Ann Marie was a Breast Cancer survivor yet passed away from hearth and lung diseases at the age of 68.

The Foundation’s mission to assist and provide opportunities to youth, athletic and community service orientated programs, giving back to the community and providing assistance to those in need

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In 2015, the Foundation was able to provide tuition assistance to Brian McNany’s children and three High School scholarships for Summit, Springfield and Roselle Park students, as well as contributing to cancer-related organizations.

On October 6, the McNany Charitable Foundation is hosting its Second Annual fundraiser at the Galloping Hill Caterers, located at 325 Chestnut Avenue in Union, from 6 - 10 p.m. A donation of $50 is requested and appreciated, which can be paid with a credit card by visiting, or with check or cash at the door.

Donations can also be mailed to The McNany Charitable Foundation, PO Box 201, Springfield, NJ 07081.

The McNany Family has long ties with the City of Summit and the Township of Springfield. Ann Marie (Mickey) McNany was raised in Summit and is alumni of Summit High School, Class of 1947.

Brian M. McNany, along with his wife Susan raised their children; Kevin and Erin, were both graduates of Summit High School and very active in Summit sports.

The McNany family moved to Springfield in 1970. Ann Marie raised her five children on her own, worked full-time as a registered nurse, and volunteered within the community for the Springfield First Aid Squad, Dayton Boosters, and St. James Church. She instilled in her children the importance of giving back to the community and to assist those less fortunate.

Brian was a three-sport varsity player and recognized high school athlete, as part of the Jonathan Dayton High School Class of ’77. He was a successful member of the Montclair State University Football Team, and became Springfield’s Recreation Director shortly after his college graduation. He also had a special commitment to give back to the community as a high school basketball and football coach within the Union County Regional School District. Brian also mentored students along the way, impacting many within the community over the years. He was an active Recreation Athletic Referee, which enabled him to guide and instruct the youth of many communities.

The remaining McNany siblings -- Ed, Rita, and Mike -- are dedicated to both assisting others in the communities and honoring the memories of their family members  through the works of the Foundation and its contributors.