Pictured are Great Oak High School Spirit Run for the Arts representatives Todd Wiggins and Sharon Matus with Temecula Education Foundation (TEF) Director Morris Myers (center). The Spirit Run donated $2,000 to TEF to support visual and performing arts programs in the Temecula Valley Unified School District.


November 12, 2015 – TEMECULA, CA –  Representatives from the Great Oak High School Spirit Run for the Arts presented the Temecula Education Foundation (TEF) with a check for $2,000 at the November 10 Temecula Valley Unified School District (TVUSD) Governing Board Meeting. The two nonprofit foundations share a common mission:  supporting visual and performing arts programs in the TVUSD. This is the fifth year the Spirit Run for the Arts has awarded funds to TEF; the $2,000 donation will support TEF Curriculum Support Grants for TVUSD teaches. The foundation recently awarded 62 educators at 23 schools with grants to enhance curriculum using visual arts, performing arts, or science enrichment programs. Over the last five years, the Spirit Run has contributed almost $10,000 to TEF. Since 2011, TEF has donated over $100,000 to TVUSD teachers to support students in Grades K-12. The next GOHS Spirit Run for the Arts will be Fall 2016. Run registration opens January 1, 2016.

ABOUT the Temecula Education Foundation:
Formerly known as the Temecula Valley Foundation for Excellence in Education, TVFEE, the foundation shortened its name to the Temecula Education Foundation, TEF, and announced a new logo  and website this year. The 501(c)3 nonprofit is run by an all-volunteer board of directors. TEF is best known for its summer school enrichment classes for high school students; curriculum support grants for TVUSD educators; and its community-wide event, the Taste of Temecula Valley (TOTV). The sixth TOTV will be held April 29-30, 2016, in Old Town Temecula. More information on the foundation is available at

ABOUT the Great Oak High School Spirit Run for the Arts

Previously held in March, the 6th annual Spirit Run for the Arts will be held in the Fall 2016. The annual event is hosted by Great Oak High School. The timed 5k and 10k family-friendly runs are routed through the south end of the Temecula Valley. Proceeds help fund the Spirit of Great Oak High School Band and various nonprofits throughout the local area. A primary focus has been raising funds to support visual and performing arts in TVUSD schools. Run registration will open January 1, 2016.  Please visit for more information.


For more info:
Barb Burkett, TEF Communications
(951) 834-3086