Thursday, April 28, 2005

Union Pacific Gives $172,360 To Nevada


OMAHA, Neb. - The Union Pacific Foundation donated $172,360 to Nevada nonprofit organizations and The Principals' Partnership program for public high school principals.

The Principals' Partnership program is being introduced to 29 Nevada public high school principals this year in key communities served by Union Pacific Railroad. Schools in Alamo, Caliente, Carlin, Elko, Gerlach, Incline Village, Jackpot, McDermitt, Owyhee, Panaca, Reno, Sparks, Wells, West Wendover, and Winnemucca will benefit. For a complete list of schools, visit www.uprr.com/newsinfo/foundation/05_nv.shtml

''Union Pacific is honored to continue our association with the great organizations that help to make our world a better place,'' said Jim Young, president of Union Pacific Railroad. ''We are also very proud of the overwhelming reception The Principals' Partnership has received among public high school principals.''

More than 800 public high school principals in 16 states participate in The Principals’ Partnership, a nationally recognized, four-year-old program that helps fulfill principals' leadership needs through a number of opportunities, including research, networking and workshops.

The foundation's five grants in northern Nevada support education, health and human services, and charitable outreach, and reflect Union Pacific’s more than 45-year tradition of supporting community and civic programs. Grant recipients included: Lincoln County Library/Caliente Branch (Caliente), Channel 5 Public Broadcasting (Reno), Nature Conservancy, Inc. (Reno), Nevada Opera Association (Reno), and VSA Arts of Nevada (Reno).

Union Pacific Foundation is the primary philanthropic arm of the Union Pacific Corporation. The foundation’s signature giving program, The Principals’ Partnership, assists public high school principals meet their leadership needs. Much of the foundation’s future philanthropic support will be directed toward this program.

Union Pacific Corporation owns one of America’s leading transportation companies. Its principal operating company, Union Pacific Railroad, is the largest railroad in North America, covering 23 states across the western two-thirds of the United States.

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