The center of Penn State football is getting another upgrade.
Penn State alum and Board of Trustees Chairman Ira Lubert has made a $5 million donation to his alma mater, the university announced Monday. Of that gift, $1.75 million will be used to upgrade the football program’s Lasch Building.
The Lasch Building has been the longtime non-game day home of Penn State football. It houses coaches’ offices and team locker rooms, and it is right beside the Nittany Lions’ practice field. The program also upgraded the locker rooms and showers in the building ahead of the 2016 season.
No specifics have been released about what upgrades or additions the donation will fund. Lubert also gave more than $3 million for endowed scholarships and another $100,000 to Lion’s Pantry, a program that helps to fight hunger at Penn State.
“Having served on the Board of Trustees for many years and now as chair, I am aware of the vast potential of Penn State’s students, faculty and programs, and I know how philanthropy can fuel their achievements,” Lubert said in a news release. “I’m fortunate that, in part because of my Penn State education, I can give back and help support the future of my alma mater and its graduates.”