Frontwave Credit Union’s Ugly Sweater Contest for a cause

OCEANSIDE, CA (January 30, 2019) — Frontwave Credit Union staff raised $500 for the Twentynine Palms Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society through Frontwave’s annual Holiday Ugly Sweater Contest. On December 10th the Frontwave crew dressed up in their ugliest holiday sweaters to win votes & the grand prize of a $500 donation to a local charity. The photos were posted on Frontwave’s Facebook and Instagram along with each group’s charity of choice. On National Ugly Sweater day, December 21st, the winner was announced! Frontwave’s Twentynine Palms Branch received the most votes/likes on Facebook winning their charity, Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, $500!

Darlene Kercheval, Twentynine Palms Branch Manager, and winner of the ugly sweater contest stated, “Our branch selected the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society because they are a huge supporter of our local military community here in Twentynine Palms. Our $500 donation will be split into twenty $25 commissary gift cards to provide formula, diapers, and other much needed items to help families in need during the holiday season and new year!”

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About Frontwave Credit Union

Frontwave Credit Union is a member-owned not-for-profit financial institution serving San Diego, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties. Frontwave Credit Union provides a portfolio of financial products and services including checking and savings accounts, auto loans, mortgage loans, credit cards, home equity loans, and financial planning. Forged in 1952 as Camp Pendleton Federal Credit Union in Oceanside, California, Frontwave has grown from 8 civil service employee members and $40 in assets to over 125,000 members and nearly $1.4 billion in assets. Frontwave Credit Union has been named San Diego’s Best Credit Union and Morongo Basin’s Best Bank three years running, has been honored with the Department of the Navy’s Distinguished Credit Union of the Year Award six times in the last eight years, and is continuously recognized as a best place to work. Frontwave is a ten-time recipient of the Peter Barron Stark Award for Workplace Excellence, most recently in 2022. To learn more, visit <> .

About Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society

The mission of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society is to provide, in partnership with the Navy and Marine Corps, financial, educational, and other assistance to members of the Naval Service of the United States, eligible family members, and survivors when in need; and to receive and manage funds to administer these programs.


Jennifer Topzand, Vice President of Marketing
Frontwave Credit Union


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