Messenger - Vol. 1, No. 1, Page 34
Fall 1991
1990-91 Report of Private Support
Bob Carpenter Sports\Convocation Center

     On June 11, 1990, ground was broken for the Bob Carpenter
Sports/Convocation Center, a new home for the University of Delaware's
Fightin' Blue Hens and for such official University gatherings as
convocations and cultural events.
     Designed to meet current and anticipated needs, the Carpenter
Center will be located at the south end of Delaware Stadium, east of
South College Avenue in Newark. The new center, scheduled to open in
the fall of 1992, will provide a 120,000-square-foot, multi-purpose
facility with seating for more than 5,000 spectators for basketball,
volleyball, indoor tennis and televised sports events.
     It will contain office space for the football and basketball
staffs and the athletic program's administrative and public services,
new and expanded locker rooms, a sports medicine clinic, expanded
strength training facilities, a 120-seat meeting room and three
classrooms. The center also will provide a staging area for
convocations, concerts and entertainment events; a reception area
looking into Delaware Stadium as well as the indoor arena; and paved
parking spaces for 700 vehicles.
     Relocation of people and services to the Carpenter Center will
free up much needed space in Delaware Field House for additional
locker rooms, offices and storage. Most importantly, the center will
provide both the University and surrounding communities with a
state-of-the-art facility for major athletic, educational, social and
cultural events.
     The total cost of the Bob Carpenter Sports/Convocation Center
project will be $20 million. The University has committed to raise $6
million in private funds. To assist with the fundraising activities,
volunteers have formed a steering committee and a leadership
committee. University trustee R. R. M. Carpenter III serves as
campaign chairman.
     The center's V.I.P. lounge area will be named the Bob Carpenter
Club. Access to the club on most home football and men's and women's
basketball game days is the University's way of saying "thank you" to
the first 200 individuals or businesses who contribute $5,000 or more
to the Carpenter Center Campaign. Refreshments at the club will be
offered, at additional cost.
     At the end of June, the Bob Carpenter Club boasted 81 members.
Thanks to the generosity of these individuals, 420 other alumni and
friends of the University and the hard work of the volunteer committee
members, $4.1 million has been raised to date toward the $6 million
private fundraising goal.

     Campaign Chairman
     R. R. M. Carpenter, III

     Campaign Steering Committee
     Girard S. Clothier '67
     Paul E. DiSabatino '51
     Brian T. Downie '78
     Robert A. Fischer, Jr. '70
     Vance A. Funk '65
     Richard J. Gannon '87
     Dallas Green '56
     Robert V. A. Harra, Jr. '71
     James F. Quirk '63
     Gretchen V. Spruance '70
     Robert L. Teeven
     Harold C. Thompson '50

     Campaign Leadership Committee
     Harry W. Anderson
     Paul J. Andrisani '68
     William W. Bane III
     John S. Barry '62
     Edward J. Bennett '59
     A. John Borresen '54
     William G. Bush III '49
     William F. Butler Jr. '52
     Nathan Cloud IV '64
     Peter J. Cloud '65
     Alan Dukart
     Leslie Dukart
     James L. Ford Jr. '73
     Daniel S. Frawley
     Howard C. Giles Jr. '63
     Donald L. Gouge Jr. '80
     Thomas E. Hall '78
     Harold J. Heitman
     Howard B. Hitchens Jr. '50
     W. Jeffrey Komlo '80
     Joseph M. Lank '52
     C. Jackson Levis '50
     J. Clyde Louth '57
     Vincent L. Mayer '33
     William G. Murray '50
     Joseph J.Purzycki '71
     Michael S. Purzycki '67
     Daniel R. Reeder '86
     Homer D. Reihm Jr. '60
     Edward Richitelli
     Charles F. Seitz '70
     Paul C. Seitz '71
     Robert F. Siemen '43
     Dennis E. Silicato '75
     John E. Sullivan '72
     Piet H. VanOgtrop
     Leonard L. Williams, '56