Keith Kale: Marketing and Planning
Keith Kale is an independent marketing and strategic planning consultant at The Kale Group. Before starting his own company, Keith spent five years at U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray. Before moving to financial services, Keith spent 15 years in marketing at The Pillsbury Company. He holds a B.A. from Luther College and an M.S./Marketing from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Responsibilities at Friends of Ngong Road
Keith handles all marketing and communications for Friends of Ngong Road including editing the newsletter, managing the website, and supervising communications with our sponsors and donors. He also leads the strategic and annual planning processes for Friends of Ngong Road and supports the planning process for Ngong Road Children Association.
Involvement with Friends of Ngong Road
I became involved in Friends of Ngong Road at its inception. In 2006 Paula told my wife and me about her trip to Kenya and meeting Peter Ndungu. I have always been a deep believer in the value of education and Paula’s idea to found Friends of Ngong Road appeared to be a perfect fit. With my wife, Kathleen, we sponsored the second child entering the program, Jackline. I became one of the founding board members and helped launch the program in late 2006 to ready the children for the January 2007 school term. My first trip to Kenya was in early 2008 as the program was just beginning to take shape. There we met our sponsored child and her mother in their very humble home where we were graciously and gratefully welcomed. Jackline has worked very hard and graduated from high school in 2012. She is now exploring her secondary education options and hopes to work in tourism. We now sponsor another girl, Freshia and a boy, Jack. We are happy that all three of them continue to progress in ways that would not have been possible without our support.