Northwest Federal Credit Union Foundation’s superheroes offer critically ill children a Night of Magic

HERNDON, VA (July 18, 2016) — More than 130 people—critically ill children and their families—attended the Northwest Federal Credit Union Foundation’s 7th annual Night of Magic event on July 8th, 2016. The children receive care at INOVA Children’s Hospital in Fairfax, Va., and the annual event is a chance for them to enjoy music, food, and games in a party atmosphere. This year’s event was superhero-themed, giving the children the chance to dress in costume and interact with volunteers dressed as their favorite characters. During the event, Northwest Federal Credit Union’s President and CEO, Chris McDonald, presented a $5,000 donation to the hospital’s Child Life Services, a program dedicated to easing children’s anxiety during hospital stays.

“The Night of Magic is special to everyone in the Foundation and Northwest Federal,” said McDonald. “Our 48 volunteers worked tirelessly to make it an event these deserving children will never forget, and our generous sponsors gave of their time, talent, and resources with the sole hope of making a difference in the lives the children, their families, and Child Life Services at INOVA Fairfax.”

The Foundation would like to thank the following for their support this year:

• Apple Spice Junction

• GAM® Graphics and Marketing

• Chick-fil-A Fairfax Circle

• Great American Cookies

• Chick-fil-A Reston

• Guernsey Office Products

• Children’s Science Center

• Living Realty, LLC

• Dolce Vita Salon & Spa

• Moe’s Southwest Grill Baileys Crossroads

• Electric Entertainment, LLC

• Punjabi Junction Vibrant Flavors

• Enterprise Truck Rental

• Steve LePage Homes

About Northwest Federal Credit Union

Northwest Federal Credit Union is a full-service financial institution ranking among the largest credit unions in Virginia and in the top 60 credit unions in the nation. Established in 1947 and headquartered in Herndon, Va., Northwest Federal's Why is to serve and inspire to transform lives. The Credit Union currently serves more than 260,000 members and has assets in excess of $4 billion. For more information, visit or connect with us on FacebookTwitter or LinkedIn.

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 strengthen our community through our scholarship, mentoring and youth outreach programs. 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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