Press Releases

  • Mar 28
    Herndon, Va. (March, 28 2017) – The NWFCU Foundation, the charitable arm of Northwest Federal Credit Union, partnered with members, corporations and Community Partners to donate over 7,000 child-friendly, nutritious, nonperishable food items as part of their Weekend Backpack Program. Additionally, over $600 was received in monetary donations. The donations will help ensure that local children receive nourishment throughout the weekend to help ease the burden of being away frommore...
  • Feb 24
    HERNDON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Northwest Federal Credit Union is celebrating its 70th anniversary by working with its Community Partners, members, and employees to perform 70 Acts of We (part of its “70 Years of We” celebration). The actions aim to benefit the communities the Credit Union serves as well as the members who have contributed to 70 successful years. “Northwest Federal exists and thrives because of its members,” said President and CEO ofmore...
  • Jan 10
    Herndon, Va. (January 10, 2017) – Northwest Federal Credit Union recently hired Ed Wentzel as their National Mortgage Loan Production Officer Manager, serving the state of Florida. The credit union is expanding its mortgage loan business to the state where a large number of its members reside.Wentzel brings 28 years of residential mortgage lending experience to Northwest Federal, a full-service financial institution with assets in excess of $3.1 billion. The credit union has been in businessmore...
  • Jan 09
    Herndon, Va. (January 9, 2017) – Kevin Walrath, Senior Vice President of Risk at $3.1 billion Northwest Federal Credit Union passed away on Thursday January 5, 2017. “It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our friend and colleague, Kevin Walrath. He was, first and foremost, a generous human being devoting time and resources to the NWFCU Foundation and the Financial Awareness Network, as well as a dedicated leader at the Credit Union,” said President and CEO of Northwestmore...
  • Dec 23
    Herndon, Va. (December 23, 2016) –Northwest Federal Credit Union Foundation (NWFCU Foundation) is accepting applications for their 2017 Scholarship program. NWFCU Foundation is positioned to award $100,000 to deserving students who demonstrate leadership, dedication and commitment in school, at home and in the community. Scholarships are divided into three categories, one of which does not require applicants to be members. Applications close on March 31, 2017.Since its inception in 2005, NWFCUmore...
  • Dec 08
    Herndon, Va. (December 8, 2016) – The NWFCU Foundation, the charitable arm of Northwest Federal Credit Union, was honored this past week during the Washington Business Journal 2016 Corporate Philanthropy Awards as 13th on the business journal’s list of Largest Corporate Philanthropists – Midsize Companies ranked by giving.The Foundation’s Executive Director, Alexzandra Shade, accepted the award a week before the Foundation participated in the international #GivingTuesday event, celebrating themore...
  • Nov 18
    Herndon, Va. (November 18, 2016) – As part of Northwest Federal Credit Union’s commitment to supporting the communities its members live in, the credit union recently held a “Go Green”  campaign advocating environmental responsibility. For every member who switched from paper statements to eStatements, or signed up for eStatements when opening their credit union account during the campaign, Northwest Federal donated a dollar to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. 2,652 members chosemore...
  • Nov 14
    Herndon, Va. (November 14, 2016) – Northwest Federal Credit Union employees recently held a fundraising lunch for the Virginia Credit Union Political Action Committee (VACUPAC), an organization dedicated to supporting Virginia politicians who champion credit unions. Employees held the fundraiser on International Credit Union Day and raised $1,000 for the organization.“On International Credit Union Day we wanted to find a way to give back to the credit union movement,” said Northwest Federal’smore...
  • Nov 01
    Herndon, Va. (November 1, 2016) – Northwest Federal Credit Union’s newest community partner is the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF), an organization dedicated to building the geospatial intelligence community, advancing the tradecraft, and accelerating innovation. USGIF is located near the Credit Union’s headquarters, but serves a national community through its workshops, events, scholarships and publications.“Our partnership with USGIF aligns with our mission tomore...
  • Oct 25
    Herndon, Va. (October 25, 2016) – Northwest Federal Credit Union recently held its annual “Pink Day” in support of breast cancer awareness. Employees gathered to take their annual Pink Day photo, acknowledging those in their lives who have been affected by the disease. The Credit Union made a donation to Step Sisters, a local organization providing breast cancer patients with transport to treatment, house cleaning services, meals, and more.Combined with its annual health fair, the Credit Unionmore...