2018/2019

Your gifts in action

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

Your support changes lives

As the Class of 2018 embark on their post-graduation journey, Georgia Cooper-Dervan, a law graduate, expresses her gratitude to you.

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Your new options to support the School

In keeping with the School’s 2030 strategic ambitions, we have launched an enhanced range of giving options to maximise the impact of philanthropic investment in LSE.

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Announcing the LSE Regular Giving programme

We value you and your support, and want to ensure that all alumni, friends and partners feel part of a coordinated effort to enhance LSE. With that in mind, the LSE Regular Giving programme will now replace the original LSE Annual Fund

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Philanthropy and LSE

LSE 2030 will help to shape the future of LSE and the global societies we serve – and philanthropy will be integral to the School’s success in educating for impact, producing research for the world, and developing LSE for everyone.

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Health in the digital age

The LSESU Health Society and The Health Foundry co-hosted a ‘Digital Health’ event in 2018 which brought together students, professionals and experts in the field of digital health.

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Obstetric care access research boosted by AXA Research Fund fellowship

LSE Health Rsearch Fellow, Dr Adurahbemi Banke-Thomas has been selected by the AXA Rsesearch Fund for a Fellowship that will look at how to improve access to emergency obstetric care for women in Lagos State, Nigeria.

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Celebrating philanthropic scholarships

We were delighted to welcome staff, students, and philanthropic supporters to the annual Donors and Scholars Reception. The evening was a celebration of the impact of philanthropic scholarships and offered a unique opportunity for scholars to meet with the donors whose generosity has made their LSE education a reality.

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Students' career prospects enhanced by Assistantships

Alumni gifts support LSE US Centre's Research Assistant programme. Running for its second year, it encourages US-related interdisciplinary research collaborations between academics and undergraduate students. 

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Successful health policy impact supported by The Rockefeller Foundation

Through a $900,000 grant from The Rockefeller Foundation in 2015, LSE’s International Growth Centre took a sustained role contributing to the revision and roll out of Sierra Leone’s CHW policy.

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Reducing and preventing homelessness with support from the Mitchell Charitable Trust

Housing people in need of a home, at a rent they can afford, and in conditions that will help them, their families and their communities to flourish - the Housing Plus Academy’s goals in London have recently been given a £75,000 boost by The Mitchell Charitable Trust.

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Online resource tackles violence against women

‘Tackling Violence against Women’ is a free and open online resource by LSE’s Centre for Women, Peace and Security (LSE WPS). Further development of the website was facilitated by a £93,000 grant from the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust last year. 

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New grant for Middle East religious diversity study

A project examining religious diversity in the Middle East has received a significant new grant from the Henry Luce Foundation. 

The $350,000 award, the Foundation’s first gift to LSE, is in support of the project studying the underlying dynamics that drive ethnic and religious-based mobilisation across the Middle East. 

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Investing in the next generation of social scientists

Twelve paid Undergraduate Research Fellowships were funded this year by our alumni and friends through the Regular Giving programme. We met with second year student Eleonore Lorijn to find out more about her experience as an Undergraduate Research Fellow.

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Alumna Betty Icharia looks back on her LSE journey

Betty (MSc (Econ) Development Studies, 1993) and David Icharia's life has taken them from their birthplace in Kenya to their current home in Edmonton, Canada. Here Betty and David look back on their journey and their decision to leave a legacy gift to LSE in their will.

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Shining a light on US state politics

LSE regular giving programme allowed the LSE US Centre to work on an online resource, The State of the States, which won a Guardian University Award for Digital Innovation this year. Here we talk to The State of the States creator, Chris Gilson.

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Marshall Building to offer sports and arts spaces

The new Marshall Building, which has been made possible by philanthropic support from Sir Paul Marshall, will have dedicated space for high-specification arts and sports practice facilities.

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