Union Pacific Foundation Grants $7.4 Million to Support The Principals’ Partnership and 760 Charitable Organizations in 22 States

OMAHA, Neb. — The Union Pacific Foundation is granting $7.4 million in 2011 to continue funding The Principals’ Partnership and hundreds of projects submitted by nonprofit organizations.

Now in its 10th year, The Principals’ Partnership is the Union Pacific Foundation’s signature giving program. It will continue to serve as a professional resource to 1,000 public high schools in 21 states. Additionally, the foundation is providing grants to 760 charitable organizations in 22 states.

“We remain extremely committed to the efforts of The Principals’ Partnership,” said Robert W. Turner, Union Pacific senior vice president for corporate relations and Union Pacific Foundation president. “High school principals play a vital role in shaping their students’ futures. Providing principals with professional resources helps them make positive changes in their schools and provides us the opportunity to connect with the communities we serve.

“We also recognize the important role so many organizations play in improving the quality of life in our communities.”

The Principals’ Partnership assists approximately 1,000 principals responsible for more than one million students. The program fulfills principals’ leadership needs through a number of opportunities, including research, networking and workshops. Instead of a one-size-fits-all approach, The Principals’ Partnership starts with the professional needs of each principal and offers an individually customized program to meet those needs. The program is offered at no cost to the school, the district or the principal.

Union Pacific funds The Principals’ Partnership programs in communities in ArkansasArizonaCaliforniaColoradoIdahoIllinoisIowa,KansasMinnesotaMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew MexicoOklahomaOregonTexasUtahWashingtonWisconsin andWyoming.