John S. Mulholland was born in Manhattan and raised in New York City. He interrupted his college career to serve the U.S. Navy during World War II. Upon returning, he graduated from Manhattan College, married the love of his life, began his career with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, ultimately a move to Washington, and the raising of four sons.
A deeply religious man, John Mulholland taught his sons the meaning of charity, beginning with Matthew’s gospel 25:31-46, “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” He often said that life has meaning when we serve others. He lived those words in his service to the Navy, the FBI, his family and in the Christian Charity he exhibited every day of his life.
Upon his passing, the Family wished to honor his memory in a meaningful way – in a manner he would have chosen. So began the Foundation in his name, aiding already established, but under-stocked, food pantries in the Nation’s Capital. With every individual and family assisted in this mission, John Mulholland’s message lives on.