About Dr. Richard Tam
Pictured: Dr. Richard Tam speaks at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Richard Tam Alumni Center on the UNLV Campus on Oct. 18, 1989.
Dr. Richard Tam was a longtime real estate developer in Las Vegas and an active supporter of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). Dr. Tam made numerous financial donations in support of student scholarships and UNLV alumni through his generous gift of $1 million to build the Richard Tam Alumni Center.
The Richard Tam Alumni Center was opened in 1990 and has become one of the most visited and iconic buildings on the UNLV campus. Dr. Tam established the Richard Tam Trust Fund to provide funding for upgrades, enhancements, and beautification projects for the alumni center. Some of the projects which the Richard Tam Trust Fund has funded include new sandstone benches in the front of the building and the courtyard area, new video screen for the lobby area, and the soon to be installed sound system for the Grand Hall.
The UNLV Alumni Association and UNLV are appreciative for all of the financial support that Dr. Richard Tam has generously given over the years.