Reich Family Pavilion
The Reich Family Pavilion houses locker room facilities for all 17 Division I sports as well as athletic administrative offices, athletic training facilities, the Chase Family Arena and the newly renovated Hartford Volleyball Gym.
The University of Hartford honored the long-time commitment of Tom and Suzy Reich to the University's Department of Athletics by naming the western portion of the sports center complex, "The Reich Family Pavilion." The Pavilion was dedicated to the memory of Barbara J. Reich, Tom Reich’s late wife.
Tom Reich, who was named an honorary alumnus of the University in 1994, retired in 1998 from Underwriter's Service Agency (USA) after 33 years with the company, including serving as president of USA from 1988 until he retired. Reich earned a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Charleston (West Virginia) and a master's degree in business administration from Marshall University.
In addition to a $2 million lead gift to the University's "Home Field Advantage" Campaign (which supported the construction of on-campus baseball and softball fields, and the renovation of Al-Marzook Field), the Reich family's record of giving has included money for scholarships, grants and annual support to various programs in the Department of Athletics. The Reich Family Athletics Development Fund, established in memory of Tom's late wife, Barbara, provides student-athletes from the University's less highly profiled teams with scholarships. This past year, five student-athletes benefited from the Reich's generosity.