Richard Stockton College Dedicates New Hammonton Site as Kramer Hall

Dr. Herman Saatkamp (left), president of Stockton, shakes hands with Charles Kramer in front of an architectural drawing of Kramer Hall.

Dr. Herman Saatkamp (left), president of Stockton, shakes hands with Charles Kramer in front of an architectural drawing of Kramer Hall. Photo by Lew Steiner

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. —  In recognition of the many years of leadership and service Charles and Lynn Kramer have provided to the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, as well as the couple’s significant new “Leadership Gift,” the college dedicated its new instructional site in Hammonton as “Kramer Hall.”

For a photo gallery of the dedication ceremony, click here.

The naming of the historic, renovated downtown building at 30 Front St. in Hammonton, and the signing of the gift agreement, were formalized by the college’s Board of Trustees and president Herman J. Saatkamp in a ceremony on Wednesday, Dec. 12.

Stockton president Dr. Herman Saatkamp (far left) with Michele Kramer, Mark Kramer and Charles Kramer a the dedication.

Stockton president Dr. Herman Saatkamp (far left) with Michele Kramer, Mark Kramer and Charles Kramer a the dedication. Photo by Lew Steiner

“This recognition is richly deserved for Charles and Lynn,” said Dr. Saatkamp. “Charles Kramer has been a member of the Stockton College Foundation Board for more than 16 years and served as its chair from 2007 to 2009. Charles and Lynn, as well as the family business, Kramer Beverage, and the Kramer Family Foundation have given their time and philanthropic support of the college.”

Saatkamp noted the Kramers have been extremely helpful in building and nurturing community relationships on behalf of Stockton, “resulting in immense goodwill throughout our community and thousands of dollars in additional support for Stockton over the years.”

Longtime supporters of efforts to revitalize downtown Hammonton, the Kramers have served on a number of business advisory groups and worked diligently to help make the Hammonton instructional site a reality.

“The Kramers and Kramer Beverage have been such an important part of the college and the College Foundation. It is wonderful to honor them with this naming,” said Saatkamp. 

Kramer, who today is chairman of the company, was the third generation to enter the family business. Lynn Kramer worked as Chief Financial Officer of the company for more than 30 years. 

Kramer Beverage Company was founded by Benjamin Kramer in Atlantic City in 1924 as a soft drink bottler and distributor. Following the repeal of Prohibition in 1933, the company added beer to its product line, and Kramer Beverage continued to thrive. It relocated to a state-of-the art facility in Hammonton in 2002.

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