PenFed CEO chairs Washington Business Hall of Fame Gala

Leads $1.3 million fundraising effort for Junior Achievement®

TYSONS, VA (December 1, 2016) — Pentagon Federal Credit Union President and CEO James Schenck joined fellow leaders of the Greater Washington business community in honoring distinguished laureates at the Washington Business Hall of Fame Gala.

Schenck, who chaired the Washington Business Hall of Fame Committee and led the gala’s $1.3 million fundraising effort to benefit Junior Achievement, took the stage tonight after being introduced by legendary Washington broadcaster Leon Harris. Schenck said a recent visit to the Junior Achievement Finance Park® in Landover, Maryland inspired him and members of his PenFed team.

Schenck said, “The PenFed team became energized to become part of Junior Achievement after visiting the Finance Park where we saw a banner that read, ‘Someday they will run our businesses, lead our nation, make discoveries and change our world.  But first, they will practice within these walls.’”

“That call to action energized PenFed to get involved and make a difference for the next generation of leaders.”

During his remarks to 1,300 current business leaders, Schenck recognized the “team of teams” supporting Junior Achievement. “I want to personally thank the world-class team at JA, the dedicated JA Board of Directors, the 18 Greater Washington business leaders who volunteered on the Hall of Fame Committee, friends of the laureates, and all the generous contributors who made this fundraising campaign so successful.”


PenFed Credit Union President and CEO James Schenck speaks to 1,300 supporters at the Washington Business Hall of Fame Gala which raised $1.3 million for Junior Achievement

About PenFed Credit Union

Established in 1935, Pentagon Federal Credit Union (PenFed) is America’s second-largest federal credit union, serving 2.9 million members worldwide with $35.3 billion in assets. PenFed Credit Union offers market-leading certificates, checking, credit cards, personal loans, mortgages, auto loans, student loans, and a wide range of other financial services with members’ interests always in mind. PenFed Credit Union is federally insured by the NCUA and is an Equal Housing Lender. To learn more about PenFed Credit Union, visit, like us on Facebook and follow us @PenFed on Twitter. Interested in working for PenFed? Check us out on LinkedIn. We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.


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