PR 2015-08-05: TEF Unveils New Logo


The Temecula Education Foundation has unveiled a new logo designed to reflect its mission of supporting student success in local classrooms.
August 5, 2015 – TEMECULA, CA — The Temecula Education Foundation (TEF) is pleased to announce a new official logo, one which reflects and encompasses its mission: To provide increased educational opportunities for students in the Temecula Valley Unified School District.
With a name change in January 2015 from Temecula Valley Foundation for Excellence in Education (TVFEE) to Temecula Education Foundation, the TEF Communications Committee and Board of Directors began working with the marketing firm XCEL Creative to determine designs members felt best represented the organization’s mission. The board’s unanimous choice is a colorful, four-square design featuring Temecula Education Foundation and stylized images of a book, paintbrush, pencil, and lab beaker. The new logo will be used on the TEF website and for advertisements, promotional materials, and literature.

The 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity is managed by an all-volunteer board of directors. Since its inception, it has sponsored six sessions of summer school for high school students and five Taste of Temecula Valley (TOTV) community events. TEF is most known for its annual curriculum support grants, which have focused on visual and performing arts and science programs in classrooms, Grades K-12, across the district.  The 2015-16 school year will be the fifth year for such grants, bringing total donations to more than $100,000. TEF seeks to expand its offerings and is pursuing before- and/or after-school programs for elementary students. It plans to introduce a pilot music program later in the coming school year.

The nonprofit organization was founded in 2003 to support students across all grade levels in the Temecula Valley Unified School District (TVUSD). It gained momentum with its sponsorship of summer acceleration and enrichment classes and the debut of the TOTV, its most visible, annual event, held in Old Town Temecula.
“Earlier this year, we shortened our name to make it easier to remember. To celebrate our history as well as all we hope to accomplish going forward, we decided a new logo was essential. We need an image that helps identify all that TEF strives to impact, especially in the arts.  We’re excited about the many possibilities our new name and design inspire,” said Rebecca Weersing, TEF President.