Philanthropy is integral to the School’s success, as it has been throughout LSE’s history, and your generosity helps to ensure the School does not become reliant on tuition fees and research grants.
We value you and your support, and want to ensure that all alumni, friends and partners feel part of a coordinated and concerted effort to enhance LSE. With that in mind, the LSE regular giving programme will now replace the original LSE Annual Fund. We want you to feel that you are giving direct to the School rather than a fund, and that your generous donations are supporting the School as it plans its way through to 2030 and beyond.
For the current academic year onwards, we have therefore refreshed our regular giving opportunities to ensure we maximise the impact of your generous philanthropic investment in LSE and report back effectively to you.
These changes will ensure that gifts from alumni and friends continue to:
- Help the best students with the greatest capacity to benefit from an LSE education. Our regular giving programme is the largest philanthropic programme for student financial assistance at LSE – it helped support 52 students last year – and is a wonderful resource in maintaining our diversity and ensuring that the LSE campus is a thriving and dynamic intellectual exchange informed by different perspectives.
- Improve every student’s LSE experience, enabling innovative initiatives that complement their formal education. Today’s students are tomorrow’s change makers: policymakers, teachers and civil society leaders; they need an innovative LSE educational experience to develop their capacity for critical thought, sense of enquiry, and knowledge to tackle the world’s biggest problems.
- Power our globally-renowned research centres for greater global impact. LSE’s exceptional research – from creating knowledge to understand global divisions and analysing the welfare state across societies confronted by changing demographics, to tackling rising inequality – must reach, resonate with and be impactful for people in all walks of life for the betterment of society.
- Underpin strategic priorities that emerge through the delivery of Strategy LSE2030. The School Management Committee led by Minouche Shafik will direct regular gifts to emerging strategic projects.
Thank you for your generous support.