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.”