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LSE Annual Fund

The LSE Annual Fund is an essential resource that helps LSE to maintain its status as a world class university.

The generosity of alumni, parents, governors, staff and friends of LSE enables the Annual Fund to play a key role at the School. 

In 2014/15, the Annual Fund helped to support a range of projects and initiatives across the School that enhance LSE life. These can be viewed in the report to donors.

You can now identify your preferred area of support, in keeping with the School's strategic priorities: strategic initiativesstudent supportteaching and research excellence student life, or an academic department

By giving to the School philanthropically through the LSE Annual Fund, you can make an investment in the School’s future and help maintain LSE's global reputation for excellence. Your donations to the Annual Fund:

  • Offer LSE a large degree of flexibility through regular gifts – loyal unrestricted support from the LSE community of alumni and friends allows the School to tackle unforeseen challenges and seize opportunities as they arise.
  • Help students, faculty and the School today, while also preserving the value of an LSE education.
  • Change students’ lives by giving them the opportunity to experience an LSE education, as the Annual Fund supports scholarships and bursaries, as well as improving the student experience.
  • Gives the School the freedom to innovate with crucial early-stage seed-funding for teaching, research and departmental initiatives.

Annual Fund news

Alumni and friends of LSE can now indicate a preferred academic department for your unrestricted gifts to the Annual Fund.

The School is delighted to welcome Virginia Beardshaw CBE (Diploma in Social Administration 1975) as the new chair of the LSE Annual Fund. 

Annual Fund helps back a strong year for LSE women in sport 

LSESU Travel Fund returns after successful pilot, a major project supported by the Annual Fund 

Annual Fund support for LSE and entrepreneurship