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A Race, a Check and an Honor to Support Hospitalized Children Makes for a Miracle Day at Northwest FCU

Apr 22, 2014 by Lewis Wood

 It’s called Credit Union Miracle Day – and this year, Northwest Federal Credit Union and its charitable Foundation played a special role in the festivities. Both the Credit Union and Foundation are long-time supporters of the day, marked by the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run through Washington, D.C. The race is the flagship event of the Credit Union Miracle Day charity group, which is comprised of credit union organizations nationwide working to raise funds and support Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) hospitals. But for Northwest Federal, this year was unique.

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Herndon, Va. – It’s called Credit Union Miracle Day – and this year, Northwest Federal Credit Union and its charitable Foundation played a special role in the festivities.

Both the Credit Union and Foundation are long-time supporters of the day, marked by the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run through Washington, D.C. The race is the flagship event of the Credit Union Miracle Day charity group, which is comprised of credit union organizations nationwide working to raise funds and support Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) hospitals. But for Northwest Federal, this year was unique.

  • Northwest Federal was represented by more than 50 volunteers working the race as mile marshals, clad in fluorescent green jackets and armed with noisemakers and pom-poms to cheer on the runners.
  • Northwest Federal fielded its largest race team ever, made up of 99 employee and member runners, one of the largest credit union teams.
  • Prior to the race, Northwest Federal presented a $9,033 check to Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., the area’s participating CMN hospital. The money was raised through various fundraisers throughout the year with many donations coming from Northwest Federal members.
  • The Northwest Federal’s former CEO and NWFCU Foundation’s current board member Juri Valdov was honored for his 12 years of service and his role as chairman of the Credit Union Miracle Day.

Under Valdov’s leadership, the organization donated more than $6 million dollars since 2002 to CMN hospitals across the country. Credit Union Miracle Day is also the largest national fundraising event for Credit Unions for Kids, the industry’s charity engaged in year-round efforts to support CMN.

“This has been an amazing year for Northwest Federal and its support of Credit Union Miracle Day,” said Chris McDonald, NWFCU President/CEO. “Our staff, our members, our board volunteers – everyone came together and exceeded expectations through participation and donations.”

Linda Rogus, Executive Director of NWFCU Foundation, agrees. “It feels great to know these collective efforts are making real differences in the lives of children receiving care and treatment at our local children’s hospital.” 

To learn more about the charitable efforts of Northwest Federal and its Foundation, visit https://www.nwfcu.org/foundation/ or https://www.nwfcufoundation.org/.  

About Northwest Federal Credit Union Foundation

The Foundation was established in 2004 to promote and manage Northwest Federal Credit Union’s philanthropic activities. The mission of Northwest Federal Credit Union Foundation is to strengthen our community through our scholarship, mentoring and youth outreach programs. The 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 www.nwfcufoundation.org.

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 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 125,000 members and has assets in excess of $2.5 billion. For more information, visit www.nwfcu.org.

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