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Fueling Success: Lampe Culinary Hub Nourishes Orange Student-Athletes

The generous $1 million gift is set to revolutionize the way student-athletes approach their nutrition and training.
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The late Joseph O. Lampe, a distinguished alum and ardent supporter of the University, left a remarkable legacy with this significant contribution from his trust.

As the John A. Lally Athletics Complex takes shape at Syracuse University, Orange student-athletes will benefit from a $1 million gift that will enhance the valuable role of nutrition in their regimen to achieve success. The gift—provided by the trust of the late Joseph O. Lampe ’53, L’55, H’04—will establish the Lampe Culinary Hub, a new kitchen in the Lally Athletics Complex that will serve as the prime source of nourishment for student-athletes in the Olympic sports and football dining halls.

Lampe, a former chairman of the University’s Board of Trustees who passed away in 2018, was a Syracuse native and lifelong Orange sports fan. A successful real estate executive who passionately supported the University and was dedicated to creating opportunities for students, he always fondly recalled the opportunities and life lessons he experienced as a student, including those he gained working in a campus cafeteria when he was a freshman. “I knew what Joe was passionate about,” says his widow, Shawn Lampe. “He had so much energy. Now, his name will live on in a place filled with positive energy.”

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Named after alumnus and three-time football letterwinner John Lally '82, this state-of-the-art academic and athletics village is home to 20 Syracuse University athletics teams. The Lally Athletics Complex is currently undergoing a multi-million, multi-year transformation that has one singular goal—elevating the student-athlete experience.

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