2011/2012

Impact archive   

Celebrating the impact of philanthropic gifts to LSE in 2011/2012.

Annual Fund Donor Survey 2012

In January 2012 the LSE Annual Fund conducted its first online donor survey to help gain a better understanding of our donor community and ensure we are positioned to steward our supporters appropriately and encourage their continued support.

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Catrin Jefferies interview

Mrs Catrin Jefferies is the widow of Mr Michael Glyn Jefferies, only son of Norman and Megan Jefferies. Norman was a beloved husband and father, an RAF navigator, a prisoner of war, and alumnus of LSE. Catrin Jefferies has generously given a scholarship in Norman Jefferies' name for an undergraduate studying economics. We spoke to Mrs Jefferies to find out about more about the scholarship and her late father-in-law.

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Dahrendorf Symposium Blog launch

The initiative, led by LSE and the Hertie School of Governance, is supported by Stiftung Mercator. It is designed as a fitting tribute to the intellectual and public legacies of the late Lord Ralf Dahrendorf the eighth Director of LSE.

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Garfield Weston Foundation

Work is continuing on the new Students’ Centre and thanks to a generous donation of funds by the Garfield Weston Foundation, we are one step closer to ensuring our facilities live up to the standards set by our students and staff. The new Students’ Centre marks an exciting phase in the School’s estates strategy, meeting the standard set by the New Academic Building and raising the environmental bar even further.

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LSE Annual Fund supports public engagement on Africa

Thanks to support from alumni, the Africa International Affairs Programme in LSE IDEAS received a grant of £26,600 from the LSE Annual Fund last year. This enabled the School to hold a series of public lectures and seminars on a range of contemporary topics.

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Thank you to everyone who played their part in the Matched Funding Scheme

In 2008 the UK government introduced the Matched Funding Scheme, a three year initiative to encourage philanthropic giving to UK universities, which came to an end on 31 July 2011. The final year of the scheme has been the Annual Fund's most successful year to date, with the fund receiving £902,196 from 3,273 donors.

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Spotlight on the New Futures Fund

Thanks to support from the New Futures Fund, the brightest and most talented students are able to take up their place at LSE, regardless of their financial circumstances. The fund offers full and partial awards in addition to 'top ups' to students who receive funding that does not fully cover the cost of their studies or who are studying programmes that are not supported through the School or philanthropic scholarships.

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Wolfson Foundation announce major support for New Students' Centre

The Wolfson Foundation, a key supporter of excellence in education, has donated £100,000 towards the New Students' Centre.

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