LSE Annual Fund giving in 2015/16 broke the £1 million barrier for the first time in its history. This is a significant milestone for unrestricted individual giving at LSE, ensuring we can continue supporting the people, projects and places that make the School distinct. Thank you for your record breaking generosity.
Meanwhile a wide range of initiatives continue to benefit from the Annual Fund, as support is directed across the School towards student support, clubs and societies, academic departments, and academic and research projects. Over 2015/16, this included:
87 projects that enhanced the student experience. Among some of the initiatives made possible were the LSESU Literature Society hosting the ‘Words Matter’ Literary Festival, the LSESU China Development Forum, and the Women’s Rugby Club development festival, which hosted sessions on various aspects of the game, attended by over 150 girls and women from six schools
Initiatives that that help LSE to inform the world through its research excellence, such as two projects in the School’s Institute of Global Affairs: the Global Migration initiative seeks workable emergency and longer-term policy solutions for the urgent challenge of international migration; while the Rethinking Global Finance initiative aims to strengthen the research capacity and policy voice of key emerging economies
Strategic initiatives such as the LSE Women: making history celebration, which explored the rich history of women at LSE and in the wider world. This included an exhibit on Women, Peace and Equality, public talks, and blogs and interviews hosted online
Many such initiatives and other Annual Fund news will be summarised in the Annual Fund report to donors, due to be distributed to all donors in October. View the 2014/15 report here.
The LSE Donor Charter sets out what donors to the School should expect in their relationship with the LSE Annual Fund and LSE Advancement. The LSE Ethics Code also provides useful information.