The Youngstown State University Foundation is excited to announce the donation of a $100,000 gift from The Jane F. Lamb Charitable Foundation to benefit Youngstown State University’s student-run news program, Jambar TV.
The donation will allow YSU to expand upon and improve the capabilities of Jambar TV with the addition of a new multi-platform software system for the newsroom. The updated system will enable students to gain experience in an environment that mirrors the professional news setting that many will enter after graduation. The multi-platform system will also provide the opportunity to add a television studio to the Jambar newsroom located adjacent to the food court in Kilcawley Center.
Jambar TV will acknowledge the support from the Foundation during each broadcast. Ms. Lamb’s distinguished career in journalism makes the acknowledgment of the Foundation’s support even more significant.
Jambar TV was launched in August 2019 to provide YSU students with more opportunities to access news about campus activities and provide additional real-world experience for media students. The show is produced by the same editorial staff that publishes the print edition of The Jambar and the digital version at
During its first year of existence, Jambar TV was awarded first place by the Society for Collegiate Journalists in the category of “Television News Show, Overall Excellence.”
James H. Sisek, a lifelong friend of Jane, and the trustee of the Jane F. Lamb Charitable Foundation, stated, “Jane would be pleased to assist YSU students with careers in journalism. Education was important to her.”
Jane was one of two daughters of Helen and Howard Lamb. She graduated from The Rayen School and also graduated from the University of Michigan and the Katharine Gibbs School in New York City. Jane was a well-respected columnist and reporter for the Youngstown Vindicator her entire career. She was prominent in charitable and civic pride throughout the community, especially covering children’s activities.
Lamb’s father, Howard, was an engineer and the inventor of the cold rolling process for cold rolling steel. Jane lived in the family home on Fifth Avenue for 70 years. Her sister Margaret was an opera singer in New York City and then an intensive care nurse at Northside Hospital.
The Jane F. Lamb Charitable Foundation supports many charities in the Youngstown area and recently contributed the first gift of $50,000 to the United Way in March as the COVID-19 pandemic struck, to provide food for area school children. 
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