October 14, 2015 – TEMECULA, CA — The Temecula Education Foundation (TEF) announced today the launch of its new website designed to showcase the mission of the only 501(c)3 nonprofit supporting more than 30,000 students in the Temecula Valley Unified School District (TVUSD).

Designed with Xcel Creative of Murrieta, CA, the new website can be found at It features a new format that’s easier for users to navigate and find needed information; a more responsive, mobile-friendly platform; and use of the most current web development technology, featuring WordPress. The site will offer expanded resources for current and prospective donors, sponsors, vendors, and volunteers, more accessible contact information, and expanded news and events content. It also will feature professional photography and videography.

“The old website, while still functional, had severe limitations. Our redesigned site provides comprehensive information about our foundation and its activities, and tells a much better story of what we do to support TVUSD students and teachers,” said Rebecca Weersing, TEF president. “We think visitors will appreciate the improvements they’ll see now and as we go forward, including the enhanced ease of navigation, increased content, and work of John Tobin, The Photography Specialist, our official TEF photographer. John’s beautiful video footage and photos of the annual Taste of Temecula Valley demonstrate what wonderful community support TEF enjoys,” she added.

Formerly known as the Temecula Valley Foundation for Excellence in Education, the nonprofit organization was founded in 2003 to support students across all grade levels in the TVUSD. It gained momentum with its sponsorship of summer acceleration and enrichment classes and the debut of the Taste of Temecula Valley (TOTV), its largest, most visible, annual community event. In January 2015, the foundation simplified its name by shortening it to the Temecula Education Foundation. In August 2015, TEF introduced a colorful, new logo featuring its name and a four-square design with stylized images of a book, paintbrush, pencil, and lab beaker.

TEF is most known for its annual curriculum support grants which are focused on supporting visual and performing arts and science programs in Grades K-12. With this school year, TEF donations will exceed more than $100,000 in grants to TVUSD classroom teachers over the past five years. Grant recipients will be announced later this month. Plans call for grant recipients and funded programs to be featured on the new website. The sixth annual TOTV will be held Friday, April 29, and Saturday, April 30, 2016.