2016/2017

Your gifts in action

Celebrating the impact of philanthropic gifts to LSE in 2016/2017.

20 years of the Baroness Birk Award

Last year marked the 20th anniversary of the Baroness Birk Award, named for the alumna whose legacy gift established its endowment.

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AXA Research Fund supports two LSE projects

The AXA Research Fund, the international scientific philanthropy initiative of the AXA insurance group, supports academic research dedicated to a better understanding of important hazards, risks and threats and current global societal challenges.

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Bloomberg Scholarship for Public Service supports Executive MSc in Cities

Bloomberg Philanthropies has made a generous donation to LSE to enhance the capacity building skills of mid-career professionals involved in shaping the future of cities.

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Department of Geography enjoys benefits of alumnus's gift

A three-pronged gift to the Department of Geography and Environment has enriched the department’s research programme and supported student initiatives, as well enabling an MSc student to attend the School.

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Donor Profile: Santander Universities UK

Santander Universities UK’s recent renewal of support for LSE saw them join the School’s Benefactors’ Board in 2016. LSE forms part of Santander’s wider universities network, which stretches across 81 partner institutions within the 22 countries in which Santander Group operates. Matt Hutnell, Director of Santander Universities UK, discusses their philanthropic vision.

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Donor Spotlight: Anthony Zenios (BSc Economics 1964)

Anthony, now retired, was previously a director of the Business Design Centre Group and CIL International Ltd. He has supported LSE philanthropically since 1995, and has recently declared his intention to leave a legacy gift that will allow a disadvantaged student to attend the School.

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'Heir hunter' urges people to take control of their Will

With as many as two-thirds of people in the UK dying intestate, an LSE alumnus and legacy circle member with expertise in the field has warned of the pitfalls of not writing a Will.

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Helping to tackle 'hidden psychological barriers'

Sian Pierce once thought she was destined not to attend university. However, a combination of her own determination and scholarship support made possible by a legacy gift has seen her through an LSE education and inspired her to play a part in tackling low social mobility.

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Lecture theatre in home of economics named for generous legacy gift

The Frank Anton Lecture Theatre has been named in recognition of a generous legacy gift which established a scholarship for graduate students in the department.

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Rand Merchant Bank hosts LSE-UCT July School Public Discussion

In June, Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) hosted an LSE-UCT July School Public Discussion between tutors and RMB senior executives at its Cape Town office. The event showcased the valuable knowledge exchange that takes place between universities and businesses, addressing "real world" problems with "real world" solutions. 

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Pass the Torch Scholarships established

Two young LSE alumni are jointly funding a new scholarship programme for UK and EU undergraduates, commencing in 2016/17.

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Religion and the Public Sphere series success

Annual Fund support for the Institute of Public Affairs’ (IPA) Religion and the Public Sphere project has seen the School host six events, designed to open up a conversation about the role of religion in public life.

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Stelios Foundation and scholars to support seven new students

The transformative generosity of the Stelios Foundation was celebrated and perpetuated during a 10th anniversary reunion of the Stelios Scholars programme.

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