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Universal Learning Centre Names KEO Marketing Recipient of 2014 “Partner of the Year” Award for Stellar Digital Marketing, Website and Social Media Services

Universal Learning Centre Names KEO Marketing Recipient of 2014 “Partner of the Year” Award for Stellar Digital Marketing, Website and Social Media Services

Award to be presented at Fundraiser Gala in New York City on November 8, 2014

PHOENIX, Ariz., October 27, 2014 – Universal Learning Centre (ULC), a not-for-profit organization that builds and sustains library learning centers in developing nations, today announced the selection of business-to-business (B2B) marketing agency KEO Marketing Inc., as the recipient of its 2014 “Partner of the Year” Award for the agency’s outstanding digital marketing, website and social media services. Sheila Kloefkorn, president and CEO of KEO Marketing, will personally accept the award at ULC’s upcoming second annual Gala on Saturday, November 8, 2014, at 42 West, 514 West 42nd Street, New York, NY.

Open to the public, individual tickets are $200 while tables of ten are $1,800 and can be purchased at A cocktail reception and silent auction featuring Haitian street art will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by the “Partner of the Year” award presentation, dinner and entertainment at 7:00 p.m.

“Sheila and the entire KEO Marketing team have been an invaluable resource to ULC and have given us the tools and courage to meet today’s business challenges,” said Paul Hopkins, ULC board chairman. “As a strong business leader with a passion for helping others overcome challenges, Sheila continues to excel in the business world while giving unconditionally to organizations like ours. ULC is proud to know and work with her and we’re thrilled she’ll be in New York with us to accept the award in person.”

“The work that Paul and his incredible organization does day in and day out creates a foundation for young people and families that is transforming communities,” said Kloefkorn. “It’s a great honor and a privilege to be able to contribute our passion and resources to ULC’s great cause of ensuring that people living in developing countries have an equal chance to receive an education and achieve prosperity. On behalf of the entire KEO Marketing team, we’re truly grateful for this award.”

Having opened its first site in December 2009, a month prior to the earthquake that devastated Haiti, Universal Learning Centre now has three successfully operating centers, all of which are the first of their kind in their communities. The organization is now focused on its fourth location in Haiti’s second largest city, Cap Haitian.

To donate, or to learn more about Universal Learning Centre, visit or call (888) 418-1101. You may also join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter @ULCorg, @KEOMarketing, LinkedIn or Google+.

About Universal Learning Centre:

Universal Learning Centre (ULC) was founded in 2005 by Jacques M. Jean, his wife, Dana, and a small but passionate board of directors. A Haitian native, Mr. Jean stepped into a library for the first time in his life at age 18 and had a transformational experience. From that point on, his personal mission, and later that of the organization, became providing similar educational resources and learning opportunities to people in developing nations. The organization currently has sites in Pilate, Ferrier and Ouanaminthe, Haiti and in support of its strategic plan, the board, staff and volunteers are working on plans for sites in Cap Haitian, Haiti and the Dominican Republic. ULC is a section 501(c)(3) organization.


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Linda Capcara                                                              Jacques Jean

TechTHiNQ                                                                  Universal Learning Centre

480-229-7090                                                             888-418-1101                        


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