Winter 2017 - 2018
In the Winter 2017-2018 issue LSE’s commitment to widening participation continues to be recognised and we hear from the Alison Wetherfield Foundation and the Sutton Trust. The International Growth Centre has been awarded $4.2 million by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for a collaborative project on poverty alleviation in India, and Professor Sir Charles Bean outlines his reasons for leaving provision for a legacy gift to the School in his Will.
In the Winter 2017 issue, LSE’s Centre Buildings development is brought to life, Santander Universities UK are welcomed onto LSE’s Benefactors’ Board and LSE LIFE is introduced. Meanwhile, LSE’s Outstanding Alumni Volunteer Awards are celebrated, and the impact of Legacy giving is shared from the perspective of a beneficiary and a donor.
In 2015/16, LSE enjoyed another record year for philanthropic income secured for strategic School projects, with almost £85.8 million raised from alumni and friends, trusts, foundations and business partners.
This record total included the largest gift ever received by LSE (£64.4 million from the Atlantic Philanthropies to create the Atlantic Fellows programme at the International Inequalities Institute), the largest gift from an alumnus (£10 million pledged by Firoz Lalji to endow the Centre for Africa), and a record year for the LSE Annual Fund (more than £1 million raised from 3,369 donors). The Annual Fund supported 93 initiatives across LSE during the year, including 87 that directly enhance the student experience. Thank you for your support.
The Summer 2016 issue celebrates achievements during the record year and includes two prominent LSE academics highlighting the impact of landmark philanthropic gifts: Professor Mike Savage outlines the vision for the new Atlantic Fellows programme at the International Inequalities Institute, while Professor Tim Allen shares his excitement following the launch of the Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa at LSE.
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