Bankers Race for Charity to Celebrate Washington Federal’s 100 Years in Business

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SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Executives from Washington Federal, the national bank headquartered in Seattle providing exceptional service in personal, small business and commercial banking, hosted a Ballard Block Party to commemorate their 100-year anniversary on at the Washington Federal’s first location in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood.

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“To mark Washington Federal’s centennial, our dedicated finance professionals raced for charity in traditional banker attire,” said Brent Beardall, President and CEO of Washington Federal. “The Banker Dash was just one highlight of the block party, where we celebrated both our team and the long-term client relationships integral to our success.”

During the Banker Dash, eight finance professionals sprinted in conservative banking attire to decide the charitable fate of 10 $100 bills. As Beardall sounded the blowhorn at , women dashed to the finish line in high heels while men raced in traditional wing tip dress shoes and suits while holding money bags. The winning banker, Larry Nelson, donated $1,000 to Everett Boys & Girls Club.

Founded in 1917 in Ballard, Seattle, Washington Federal has long worked with members of the local and national community to provide quality banking solutions. A century later, Washington Federal has 236 branches and continues to grow, bringing a genuine and highly personalized banking experience to clients across eight western states. On , Washington Federal rang the bell at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York’s Times Square as part of the Market Bell Ceremony.

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About Washington Federal, Inc.

Washington Federal, Inc. is the parent company of Washington Federal N.A., a national bank that provides consumer and commercial deposit accounts, financing for small to middle market businesses, commercial and residential real estate, including consumer mortgages, home equity lines of credit and insurance products through a subsidiary. Established in 1917, the Company operates 236 branches in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Texas and New Mexico. Washington Federal just celebrated its 100-year anniversary on . Washington Federal has approximately $15 billion in assets. For more information on locations and services of Washington Federal, visit and for more information on the banks 100-year legacy, and to hear client stories visit

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