The impact of your support

In 2014/15 gifts from alumni and friends totalled £914,000, a record breaking year for the Annual Fund. Your gifts had a significant impact on the people and places that make LSE distinct, supporting 73 projects.

These included: 

   • 67 student initiatives supported, from cultural engagements such as the first St Patrick’s Day festival on campus to facilitating the growth of the LSE Triathlon Team

“As a new club, we still lack a lot of equipment. But now we are able to grow – this year we had our biggest turn out yet for the first race of the season.”
LSE Triathlon Team captain Jamie Sim

   • making an LSE education a reality for 42 students through scholarship and bursary support

“I can scarcely find words to express my gratitude to, and indeed admiration of, those people who have helped me and countless others like me on the way to realising their potential.”
Muhammad Y Z Tayara (BSc Philosophy and Economics 2017) 

   • providing start-up funding to research innovations that inform the world, such as the Institute of Global Affairs new economic thinking programme, and the Centre for Women, Peace and Security.

“LSE is setting an impressive example to other universities in the UK. We need new and innovative partnerships, and this Centre will become part of a network working to shatter impunity for sexual violence in conflict and advance the rights of women.”
Former Secretary of State William Hague, speaking at the launch of the Centre for Women, Peace and Security

   • supporting programmatic activities that will help a two year public engagement programme run through the Institute of Public Affairs’ Future of the Public Sphere to analyse the impact religion has on policy making in the modern world.

“The nature of public life is at the heart of contemporary debates over the future and even the viability of democracy. It is also a vital issue for LSE because of its commitments to informing both public policy and public debate, and bringing necessary knowledge to key social issues."
Professor Craig Calhoun, Director of LSE  

Find out more about these and the many other ways in which alumni and friends are contributing to the future of the School in the Annual Fund report to donors.