Northwest Federal CU cuts ribbon on new Herndon branch

Celebration includes CMN donation to Children’s National Medical Center

HERNDON, VA (April 13, 2015) — To celebrate the official opening of its newest Herndon branch at 2545 Centreville Road in Village Center, Northwest Federal Credit Union held a ribbon-cutting ceremony March 26.

Several local officials attended the ceremony, including the Honorable Dave Kirby and the Honorable Grace Han Wolf from the Herndon Town Council; Fairfax County Supervisor John Foust; the Honorable Kenneth Plum, Delegate from the state of Virginia; and Eileen Curtis, President of the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce. Three members of the Northwest Federal Credit Union Board of Directors were also on hand: Leo Cardillo, Vice Chairman; Dawn Ellenberger, Secretary; and David Eldred, Director.

In remarks during the celebration, President/CEO Chris McDonald said, “Northwest Federal has been around for over 67 years, and we’re pleased to have opened our second Herndon location, equipped with a more interactive feel for our members and services for local business owners.”

To mark the occasion, Curtis, McDonald and Leo Cardillo, Vice Chairman, Board of Directors cut a special ribbon made of money created in support of Credit Union Miracle Day.

Northwest Federal’s goal is to make a positive impact in their members’ lives and the communities they serve. “Credit Union Miracle Day is one of the major community initiatives that our credit union supports, and we’re delighted to cut this special cash ribbon and present it as a donation to this worthy cause,” said McDonald.

Along with the cash ribbon, McDonald also announced an annual donation to Children’s Miracle Day, saying, “One of the many ways we serve our communities is through our Northwest Federal Credit Union Foundation. Its mission is to strengthen our community through our scholarship, mentoring and youth outreach programs.”

Linda Rogus, Executive Director of the Foundation, presented a check representing this donation to former Northwest Federal President/CEO Juri Valdov and Sarah Turner, Director of Credit Union Miracle Day. They are members of the Board of Children’s Miracle Network and accepted both the cash ribbon and check on its behalf.

All donations Northwest Federal makes to the charity are directed to Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

Northwest Federal has branches in Chantilly, Gainesville, Herndon, Leesburg, Manassas and Vienna, and also offers financial services via online and mobile banking. Learn more at

About Northwest Federal Credit UnionNorthwest Federal Credit Union is a full-service financial institution ranking among the largest credit unions in Virginia and in the top 50 credit unions in the nation. Established in 1947 and headquartered in Herndon, Va., Northwest Federal is dedicated to providing financial services and education to its members and the community. The Credit Union currently serves more than 160,000 members and has assets in excess of $2.6 billion. For more information, visit

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