Press Releases

  • May 15
    Northwest Federal Credit Union has forged two new Community Partner relationships, each including a $5,000 donation and employee volunteer hours. The first with Sprout Therapeutic Riding and Education Center (Sprout) in Aldie, VA and the other with Western Fairfax Christian Ministries (WFCM) in Chantilly, VA.  “These two organizations are making a huge impact in the lives of individuals in our community, and we are thrilled to be able to contribute to their programs throughmore...
  • May 12
    Northwest Federal Credit Union was saddened to learn of the passing of its former CEO, Chris McDonald, on May 10 after a long battle with cancer. McDonald joined Northwest Federal in September 2012 and retired due to health concerns in February of 2017.  Before joining the Northwest Federal team, McDonald served as CEO at Andrews Federal Credit Union in Suitland, Maryland. Prior to being CEO at Andrews, he held the positions of CEO of Mobiloil Federal Credit Union in Beaumont and EVP ofmore...
  • May 07
    HERNDON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Northwest Federal Credit Union has signed a partnership deal with Minor League Baseball team, the Potomac Nationals, that includes the naming of Northwest Federal Field at Pfitzner Stadium. Along with field naming rights, the credit union is now the “Official Credit Union” of the Potomac Nationals. "We are thrilled to be the official credit union for the Potomac Nationals, and to partner with this great organization, which hasmore...
  • May 01
    HERNDON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Northwest Federal Credit Union was recently selected as one of the Washington Business Journal’s Best Places to Work for extra-large companies (500+ employees) in the Washington DC metro area. The program, in its 12th year, recognizes companies in the area who scored the highest on Quantum Workplace’s employee engagement survey. The Washington Business Journal is a leading source of business news in the Greater Washington areamore...
  • Apr 16
    HERNDON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Northwest Federal Credit Union recently sponsored the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten-mile Run, benefitting the children treated at Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) hospitals. Proceeds from the annual race are donated through the Credit Union Miracle Day charity, which brings together credit union organizations throughout the United States to support the 170 CMN hospitals. “We were excited to once again sponsor and participatemore...
  • Mar 15
    HERNDON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Northwest Federal Credit Union Foundation, the charitable arm of Northwest Federal Credit Union was selected as one of seven honorees for the 2018 Cornerstones of Our Community-Best of Reston Awards. The awards are presented by Cornerstones and the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce to businesses, organizations and individuals who work to enrich the community. The Foundation was selected as an honoree based on its volunteers’ communitymore...
  • Feb 05
    HERNDON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Northwest Federal Credit Union recently published its second financial literacy book for children entitled “Westie’s Amazing Spectacular One-hundred Dollar Jar.” The book encourages children to save their money and explains how they can grow it through investing and earning dividends at their credit union. The book was written and illustrated by members of Northwest Federal’s Marketing and Communications Department—AVP ofmore...
  • Jan 19
    HERNDON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Northwest Federal Credit Union recently hired Sonia Ordenes White as its Senior Vice President of Talent Management and Development following the retirement of Phyllis Ziakas, who was with the credit union for 15 years and served as the Senior Vice President over Human Resources. “We are delighted to welcome Sonia to Northwest Federal, where she will be leading our Talent Management and Development teams and championing ourmore...
  • Jan 11
    HERNDON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Northwest Federal Credit Union recently concluded its year-long service initiative, the “70 Acts of We” in honor of its 70th anniversary in 2017. The charitable acts supported the credit union’s members, employees, and Community Partners, including donations and service projects. The Credit Union donated nearly $60,000 throughout the 70 Acts, some of which went to established partners, such as the League of Restonmore...
  • Jan 03
    HERNDON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Northwest Federal Credit Union Foundation recently held its first ever Kids in Crisis drive, collecting over 2,000 plush toys, blankets, and other comfort items for local first responders to provide to children in crisis situations. “The Kids in Crisis drive supports the important work our first responders perform to serve our community, while also fulfilling our mission to advocate for the health and well-being of youth inmore...