Rick Thomas moved to Tampa in 1970 on a football scholarship. He has not lost sight of the significant opportunities the city and the community have offered him since then and gives generously of his time and resources.
Rick is Chairman Emeritus and a past president of the University of Tampa’s National Alumni Association. He served on the board of trustees for more than two decades and sits on the advisory board of the Sykes College of Business. As a student he earned money parking cars during the state fair. Fittingly the new Thomas Parking Garage on the University campus is named in his honor.
Thomas Financial also supports local and national organizations that work to benefit the community. These include: Tampa General Hospital Foundation, American College, the FARA Energy Ball, the Flight 93 National Memorial, the Italian Festival, Trinity Café - by Frank Crum, the Pediatric Cancer Foundation, the Gonzmart Family Foundation, The Boys and Girls Club, One Breath at a Time – Annual Charity Golf Tournament, the USF Football Foundation and MOSI’s National Hispanic Scientist of the Year Award.