Union Pacific Railroad Supports People With Developmental Disabilities

Through its Community Ties Giving Program, Union Pacific Railroad is donating various household items to Glenkirk and Search, Inc..

Items include televisions, vacuum cleaners, furniture, decor and more that will be used in each agency’s housing program.

“Through both Glenkirk and Search, Inc. there are approximately 300 people with developmental disabilities served at 50 housing locations primarily in Chicago’s northern suburbs and north shore communities. The generosity of Union Pacific is greatly appreciated, and will make a targeted impact in the lives of those we serve.”

John Lipscomb, Keystone Foundation President


“Union Pacific is proud to support the communities where our employees live and work. We are excited to support Glenkirk and Search in their efforts of serving those who are most vulnerable in the community; people with developmental disabilities.”

Erik Varela, Senior Director of Public Affairs, Union Pacific Railroad in Illinois.

"As a longtime advocate for people with disabilities, and Glenkirk specifically, I appreciate Union Pacific joining our cause by making this generous donation to support Glenkirk and Search.”

Illinois State Senator Julie Morrison

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About the Keystone Foundation

The Keystone Foundation benefits Glenkirk and Search, Inc., two nonprofits that have each served people with developmental disabilities for more than 50 years. Combined, they provide community-based housing and 24/7 support services to more than 300 individuals with developmental disabilities through 50 locations, and provide adult learning and day services to more than 600 people through 17 program locations in Chicago and northern suburbs.

The Keystone Foundation is an IRS registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to provide Glenkirk and Search with direct financial aid in support of innovative programs and services and a source of permanent financial stability through: (1) Cultivation of existing and potential donors; (2) support of fundraising events and campaigns; and (3) participation in advocacy efforts relating to public policy and funding.