We are pleased to announce that more than $10,000 has been awarded to TUSD teachers through its first annual classroom grant program. The grants are the result of our 2012-13 fundraising efforts, and we wish to thank our generous donors, such as Blue Diamond Almonds, Wal-Mart, Emanuel Medical Center, Turlock Firefighters Local 2434, and others.
This year’s grant program is in memory of Mr. Richard W. Lopes, the beloved husband of Julien Elementary School Principal and TEF Board Member Mrs. Linda Murphy-Lopes, and is intended to enhance and enrich the educational experience of TUSD students.
Awards for the 2013/14 school year include:
About Richard W. Lopes
Richard William Lopes was a respected family and businessman in Turlock for over 40 years. He believed in hard work and ethical transactions in all of his dealings with the community. He worked with his hands and was a master craftsman in woodwork. He built cabinets and furniture pieces for families in Turlock, all over the bay area, and many different states and countries, including Africa. Richard’s dream was to make sure anyone who wanted to learn, could learn! If a university experience wasn’t in their dreams, he supported hands-on learning just as much. Turlock Cabinet Shop was his dream and is still alive because he taught by example! Richard believed “Quality isn’t just a word, it is a commitment!”
Getting to Know Turlock Education Foundation
The mission of the Turlock Education Foundation, a non-profit organization supporting Turlock Unified School District students, is to enhance and enrich the educational experience by establishing and maintaining a pathway to secure vital resources and partnerships with individuals, families, organizations, and businesses. We were founded in 2011 by a partnership of parents, community members, and local businesses and intend to bridge the gap in unpredictable and insufficient education funding from our state government. For information on how to support public education through the Turlock Education Foundation, Click Here>>
(TEF) has a goal of establishing a $25,000 per year grant program intended to fund specific classroom projects throughout Turlock Unified School District (TUSD.) TEF relies on the generous support of individuals, families, organizations, and businesses in the Turlock area to provide the funding needed for these grants.
We are pleased to announce our first annual Teacher Incentive/Classroom Grant program. This program is intended to fund specific classroom projects throughout the district and is made possible by our 2012-2013 fundraising efforts and the generous donors in our community such as Blue Diamond Almonds, Emanuel Medical Center, Turlock Firefighters Local 2434 and others. Please visit our supporter roll and thank all of the special individuals and businesses for making this program possible. Additionally, please consider donating and supporting Turlock Education Foundation so we can continue this program to enhance and enrich the educational experience of our TUSD students; with your help we can meet our goal of growing this to an annual $25,000 donation directly into the classrooms!
For details on this program, please Click Here.
To access the Grant Application, please Click Here.
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The mission of the Turlock Education Foundation, a non-profit organization supporting Turlock Unified School District students, is to enhance and enrich the educational experience by
establishing and maintaining a pathway to secure vital resources and partnerships with individuals, families, organizations, and businesses.
What We Do:
Classroom Grants: Providign opportunities inside the classroom.
Transportation Grants: providign opportunities outside the classroom.
Musical Instrument Repair and Replacement: supporting the district-wide music program.
How You Can Help
Simple, Support Us!