NWFCU Foundation selected as honoree for 2018 Best of Reston Awards

HERNDON, VA (March 16, 2018)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’ community service hours including mentoring and outreach efforts.

“We are honored to be recognized for our philanthropic work in the community by Cornerstones and the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce,” said President and CEO of Northwest Federal Credit Union and Chairman of NWFCU Foundation, Jeff Bentley.

Northwest Federal recently made an annual sponsorship donation of $15,000 to Cornerstones to be used for monthly lunches for residents that will be prepared and served by credit union employees, transportation for a youth field trip, refreshing the overall appearance of the Embry Rucker Shelter, and other needs of the shelter as part of their “Transforming Lives Through Acts of We” initiative.

Jeff Bentley, Mark Ingrao of the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce,
Kerrie Wilson of Cornerstones, and Alexzandra Shade, Executive Director of the NWFCU Foundation

Caroline Toye and Susan Alger of Cornerstones, Jeff Bentley, and
Janelle Kolstad, Champion of Northwest Federal’s Health and Wellness Committee

About Northwest Federal Credit Union

Northwest Federal Credit Union is a 280,000-plus member-owned financial institution dedicated to providing a comprehensive range of banking and financial services to its members. With a focus on personalized customer service and community involvement, Northwest Federal Credit Union offers a variety of products, including savings and checking accounts, loans, mortgages, and investment options. Striving to enhance the financial well-being of its members, the credit union emphasizes competitive rates, convenient digital banking solutions, and a commitment to supporting local communities through various outreach initiatives. Northwest Federal Credit Union maintains a strong presence across the DMV, with several strategically located branches to serve its members. Established in 1947 and headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, the Northwest Why statement is: "Together we serve and inspire to transform lives."

About Northwest Federal Credit Union Foundation

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


Maureen Cronin
VP Communications

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