Syracuse University Receives $25 Million for Athletics

Syracuse University Receives $25 Million for Athletics

Syracuse University has announced a $25 million gift from alumnus John Lally ('82) and his wife, Laura, in support of the SU Athletics Department

The gift, which includes a challenge designed to engage alumni and friends of the university, is focused on helping the school attract future generations of student-athletes. The couple also established a scholarship at the Whitman School of Management in honor of Lally's mother. Additional details are expected to be released later this fall as part of an event celebrating the university's hundred and fiftieth anniversary.

The former president and owner of PCB Piezotronics, Lally graduated from the Whitman School and was an offensive guard on the SU football team from 1977 to1981.

"For Syracuse University Athletics to become even more competitive in both the ACC and on the national stage, the program needs to have first-class facilities, operations, and support," said Lally. "Laura and I are committed to Syracuse University athletics, and in particular positioning the university to attract, recruit, and retain high-performing student-athletes who succeed on and off the field, inside and outside the classroom, and in their communities."

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