2017/2018

Your gifts in action

Celebrating the impact of philanthropic gifts to LSE in 2017/2018.

Student societies use Annual Fund support to help disadvantaged

Two LSESU societies are hosting separate events in early 2018 which will aim to address issues faced by some of the most disadvantaged groups in society. Both programmes have been made possible by gifts from alumni and friends to the Annual Fund.

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Providing a voice: Generation Brexit

Annual Fund donations are helping LSE’s European Institute to deliver a ‘one of a kind public consultation’ that aims to provide a voice for young people during the Brexit negotiations.

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Annual Fund Study Abroad travel bursaries: expanding horizons

Annual Fund-supported exchange bursaries have enabled undergraduate students to study abroad during their degree.

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Broadening the appeal of athletic activity

The LSE Students’ Union (LSESU) Active Lifestyle programme is helping the School engage more students in sports and athletics activity than ever before.

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Why I am leaving a legacy to LSE

While 75 per cent of Britons give regularly to charity in their lifetimes, only six per cent include a charity when writing a Will.

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Annual Fund Study Abroad travel bursaries: expanding horizons

Annual Fund-supported exchange bursaries have enabled undergraduate students to study abroad during their degree.

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Students celebrate diversity at LSE

The range of projects supported by the Annual Fund in 2016/17 help to highlight the enormous diversity that defines LSE, while promoting its values of equity and inclusion, in keeping with the Annual Fund’s support for the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Office. 

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LSE's endowment: an essential means for our long-term ambition

Endowed gifts are the only sustainable form of income that can put us in complete control of our own longterm financial destiny.

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Kuwait Programme celebrates 10th anniversary with five-year renewal

The Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) has generously renewed its support for the Kuwait Programme in LSE’s Middle East Centre.

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Lecture theatres named in honour of new gifts

The redevelopment of our Centre Buildings is set to transform life at LSE for students and faculty.

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Life changing impact of New Futures Fund scholarships

Each year the School welcomes a new cohort of New Futures Fund scholarship recipients who benefit from generous Annual Fund donors directing their giving to student support. 

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LSE and Sutton Trust partner in providing Pathways

This year LSE and the Sutton Trust, in partnership with Deutsche Bank, launched a new programme which seeks to widen access to the fields of banking and finance.

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Making a tangible contribution to a more progressive society

Catherine Lewis La Torre (BSc Social Policy & Administration 1984) is Chief Executive Officer of British Business Investments. 

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Donor Spotlight: Stefan Guetter

Stefan Guetter (MSc 1995 Accounting and Finance, Executive Summer School 2010) is Managing Partner of both Aybrook Financial Partners and Akademia Residenz, a real estate company.

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Alison Wetherfield Foundation supports lawyers of the future

Students have described the Alison Wetherfield Law Programme as engaging and inspiring, after 2016/17 saw another 33 young legal minds benefit from the initiative.

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Focus on US Centre as 1895 Society donors thanked

Guests experience the engaging political analysis their gifts help to support.

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Support for postdoctoral fellowships with Greek and Cypriot focus

The Hellenic Bank Association Postdoctoral Fellowship in Contemporary Greek & Cypriot Studies has been established in the Hellenic Observatory (HO) within LSE’s European Institute, thanks to a £250,000 pledge from the Hellenic Bank Association of Greece.

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Sustainable economic growth through evidence-based research and policy

In October, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation awarded a $4.2 million grant to the International Growth Centre (IGC), based at LSE, for a new programme bringing researchers and policymakers together to support sustained poverty reduction in India. 

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A ‘priceless community’ enacting lasting change: the Centre for Women, Peace and Security

Since its launch in 2015, the Centre for Women, Peace and Security (LSE WPS) has provided an academic setting for scholars, practitioners, activists, policymakers and students to develop strategies that promote justice, human rights and participation of women in conflict-affected situations around the world.

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Maths prize established in memory of young alumnus

John Ying Wah Gibson (BSc Mathematics 2009) lost his life while running the Singapore Marathon in December 2016. In memoriam, his estate has established the John Ying Wah Gibson Prize Fund in the Department of Mathematics.

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Renewal of support for Beacon Scholarships

The Beacon Equity Trust has renewed its commitment to scholarships for undergraduate students from East Africa.

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Leading legal mind reflects onlaw and scholarships at LSE

As someone who has served as a former President of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) – the most prestigious legal position in the world – during a distinguished legal career spanning more than five decades, Dame Rosalyn Higgins is well placed to comment on international lawyers of the future.

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Donor Spotlight: Parul Scampion

Having supported the Annual Fund since 2015, Parul recently donated to the Department of Geography and the Environment to support research into the causal impact of the UK government’s Help to Buy policy on residential construction.

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Making the case for supporting lawyers of the future 

Alumnus David Goldstone (LLB 1952) has pledged his support for the Law Department’s mooting programme.

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