NWFCU Foundation raises over $70K for scholarships at 2nd annual golf tournament

HERNDON, VA (June 19, 2017)The NWFCU Foundation, the charitable arm of Northwest Federal Credit Union, held its second annual Drive for the Driven golf tournament on May 22, 2017. The money raised from the event will benefit the NWFCU Foundation Scholarship Fund, which awards college scholarships to members and non-members alike.

“On behalf of the Northwest Federal Credit Union Foundation, I am proud to report that this year’s tournament netted over $70K to support our scholarship program,” said Executive Director of the NWFCU Foundation, Alexzandra Shade. “I am pleased to share the growth and success of this tournament – 132 player participants, 60% new corporate sponsors, cash prizes, a silent auction, and a lot more fun and surprises awaited each golfer. It’s truly amazing to think that we are only two years into this tournament and people are already requesting the date for next year’s event!”

Golfers hit the links at the Chantilly National Golf and Country Club in Centreville, Va., enjoying a day of golf followed by lunch, courtesy of corporate sponsors who donated generously to the cause.

“We sincerely appreciate the sponsors’ support, which allows our Foundation to grow the scholarship program, assisting deserving students as they pursue their dreams of higher education,” said Acting President/CEO of Northwest Federal Credit Union and NWFCU Foundation Chair, Jeff Bentley. “We’re pleased to work with many of these companies on a daily basis and honored that they chose to support our Foundation’s mission.”

Sponsors included: 

Gold Sponsor – LPC Services, LLC

Bronze Sponsor – Northwest Capital Management

Event Element Sponsors

  • Superstar – Jones Networking
  • Golf Carts – Northwest Financial Advisors
  • Snack & Beverage Cart – CO-OP Financial Services & TMG Global
  • Golf Ball – Kudulis, Reisinger, Price LTD
  • Golf Towels – Route 66 Extended Warranty
  • Signage – Virginia Credit Union League
  • Print Sponsor – gam Graphics and Marketing
  • Bag Sponsor – Summit Marketing
  • Volunteer Food Sponsor – Apple Spice Junction  (Herndon)
  • Volunteer Hat Sponsor – Caps to Go

Hole Competition Sponsors

  • Closest to the Pin – Meridian Link
  • Longest Drive – Spectrum Careers
  • Hole-in-One – iHeartMedia
  • Par 5 Challenge – Aurelius / Dixon Golf
  • Par 3 Challenge – Dixon Golf

Tee Sign & Pin Flag Sponsors

  • BrigaliaHundley, PC
  • CUNA Mutual
  • DeLeon & Stang
  • Experian
  • Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corporation
  • RTE and Company, LLC
  • Zeta Associates

Additional awards went to:

Winning foursome – GAM Graphics and Marketing Team consisting of:

  • Darien Columbel, Mike Proper,  Ron Reid, and  Ben Yamagata

Longest Drive – Ben Yamagata (male) & Winky Burks (female)

Closest to the Pin – Ed Monteleagre

About Northwest Federal Credit Union Foundation

The NWFCU Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) organization, was established in 2004 to promote and manage Northwest Federal Credit Union’s philanthropic activities. The mission of the NWFCU Foundation is to empower youth to achieve their goals by helping them learn, excel and celebrate life and by supporting their health, well-being and education. Donations to the Foundation are tax deductible to the extent permissible by law for those who itemize deductions. For more information, visit


Kristen Soller
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