2012/2013

Impact archive   

Celebrating the impact of philanthropic gifts to LSE in 2012/2013.

$1 million gift for entrepreneurship from Spangenberg Family Foundation

The Spangenberg Family Foundation has made its second significant philanthropic contribution to support LSE by generously pledging $1,000,000 for an entrepreneurship initiative at the School.

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Alumnus' landmark scholarship gift

A landmark renewal of philanthropic support has brought the cumulative giving of one of the School’s valued and long-standing donors to over £1 million.

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Annual Fund Donor Reception 2013

The generosity of some of the School’s most important supporters was celebrated at the second Annual Fund Donor Reception on 26 June. Over canapés and drinks, donors met beneficiaries of their gifts and discussed some of the 67 projects that Annual Fund support has enabled this financial year. 

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Annual Fund support for David Livingstone conference

As part of the School’s commitment to the African Initiative, the Annual Fund is supporting a conference in Zambia as part of a series of events worldwide marking the bicentenary of the birth of explorer David Livingstone. 

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LSE enters into strategic partnership with CAF

LSE is pleased to announce generous support pledged by CAF–development bank of Latin America for research into the developing trend of South-South cooperation. Academics in LSE's Department of International Relations are seeking to examine the evolving role of emerging nations on the international stage, and CAF's pledge for funding is set to further this agenda.

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LSESU international societies receive Annual Fund backing

Over the course of the 2012-13 academic year, the LSE Annual Fund supported a number of LSE Students’ Union’s (LSESU) international societies. From Germany to India and Pakistan to Colombia, such societies reflect the diverse nature of the School’s student body. By helping societies in LSESU promote the culture of their nations, the Annual Fund is delighted to play a role in bringing such diversity to Houghton Street and beyond.

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Milestone in Saw Swee Hock Student Centre construction

The topping-out ceremony for the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre took place on 16 April 2013. This milestone in the construction of the building, which celebrates the completion of its structural frame, was attended by many of those involved in the project, including architect John Tuomey of O’Donnell Tuomey, who designed the building; chairman of Osborne Andrew Osborne, lead contractors for the project; and LSE’s director of Estates, Julian Robinson.

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Philippe Roman Chair at LSE

LSE is pleased to announce that award winning author Professor Timothy Snyder has been appointed to take up the Philippe Roman Chair in History and International Relations for 2013/14. 

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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre named in honour of landmark gift

An LSE alumnus has marked his long association with the School by making a landmark gift towards the new student centre, currently under construction on the School’s campus. Professor Saw Swee Hock, who lives in Singapore, will celebrate the 50th anniversary of his graduation from LSE in 2013, the year when the centre will open.

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