Press Releases

  • Dec 12
    HERNDON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NWFCU Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Northwest Federal Credit Union, celebrated #GivingTuesday with a week of giving back to the community. Volunteers came together to clean up a local community shelter’s storage facility, provide a surprise holiday party for children at an outreach center, and present a budgeting workshop to low-income families. “The spirit of giving back is at the heart of everything the NWFCUmore...
  • Nov 22
    HERNDON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Northwest Federal Credit Union marked its 70th anniversary by partnering with Northern Virginia Project GiveBack to provide Thanksgiving meals to 500 local families. The Credit Union donated $5,250, providing 70 meals in honor of their 70 years. Northwest Federal employees came together with members of the community to assemble and deliver meals in time for the holiday. “We are so honored to partner with Northwestmore...
  • Nov 14
    HERNDON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CU Realty Services LLC recently recognized Northwest Federal Credit Union as the top credit union for saving members money through the HomeAdvantage program. Over the past 13 years as a participant, Northwest Federal has saved its members over $4.9 million, one of only two credit unions to have given back more than $4 million. “I want to thank the entire mortgage team for their service to our members through promoting themore...
  • Nov 02
    HERNDON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Northwest Federal Credit Union recently promoted Erin Krause to Senior Vice President of Lending. Krause has been the Vice President of Lending since 2011 and has been employed with the credit union for over 38 years. “It is my distinct pleasure to announce the promotion of Erin Krause to the position of Senior Vice President of Lending,” said Northwest Federal’s President and CEO, Jeff Bentley. “Erin has provided strategicmore...
  • Oct 06
    HERNDON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On September 23rd the NWFCU Foundation, the charitable arm of Northwest Federal Credit Union, held its Neon Night Glow Run with 260 individuals participating to raise funds to support this year’s Night of Magic, held on September 29th. Each year the NWFCU Foundation hosts the Night of Magic at Inova Children’s Hospital to provide critically ill children and their families an opportunity to have a night of fun during a challenging timemore...
  • Sep 28
    HERNDON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Northwest Federal Credit Union recently promoted Alex Lane to Senior Vice President of Operations. Lane has been serving in an acting capacity since February, 2017 and has been employed with the credit union since 2015. “Northwest Federal’s Board of Directors and our Executive Team are pleased to solidify the role Alex has been serving so adeptly since earlier this year,” said Northwest Federal’s President and CEO, Jeffmore...
  • Aug 17
    HERNDON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Northwest Federal Credit Union’s Board of Directors announced that they have selected Jeff Bentley to fill the position of President and CEO. Bentley began his career at Northwest Federal in 2014 as the Senior Vice President of Lending/Chief Lending Officer. He brought with him 30+ years of experience in consumer and commercial lending, accounting, sales and third party management. Bentley introduced several initiativesmore...
  • Aug 15
    HERNDON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NWFCU Foundation, the charitable arm of Northwest Federal Credit Union, recently partnered with Carvana to raffle a car with proceeds benefitting the Foundation’s scholarship program. The Foundation and Carvana jointly presented winner Sharon K. of Herndon, Va. with a 2014 Ford Escape SE during the giveaway celebration on August 8th. “As a NWFCU Foundation donor and member of the NWFCU family, I bought raffle tickets tomore...
  • Aug 03
    HERNDON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Northwest Federal Credit Union made one of its largest donations in late July, benefitting six local charities as part of the credit union’s 70 Acts of We, celebrating 70 years of service to the community. As its 13th Act of We, the credit union donated $2,324 each to Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Arts Herndon, Audubon Society of Northern Virginia, Cornerstones, (all Community Partners of the credit union) andmore...
  • Jul 10
    HERNDON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Northwest Federal Credit Union’s charitable arm, the NWFCU Foundation, recently awarded $140,000 in scholarships to 26 students and launched its new Higher Education Community College award as part of the Foundation’s annual Scholarship Program. On June 21, 2017 the Foundation held a scholarship luncheon at the Chantilly National Golf and Country Club, honoring the recipients’ achievements. “This year’s winnersmore...