Donors thanked at third Annual Fund reception
The third Annual Fund donor reception took place in June. The event provides an opportunity to recognise and thank Annual Fund donors of all levels, and for donors to meet Annual Fund beneficiaries and to learn further about the impact their support has at the School. Read more.
A fruitful year for sport: how the Annual Fund played its part
LSE has recorded an outstanding season in sport, winning premierships in four different sports and jumping 15 places in the national British University College Sport (BUCS) league. Annual Fund donors can claim their own slice of credit for such sporting achievements, assisted as they were by two Annual Fund grants: the Ambassadors for Sport programme from 2012/13, and the LSESU Focus Team Programme from 2013/14. Read more.
Scholarship fund set up with alumnus' legacy gift
The School has received a landmark legacy gift from an alumnus, worth over £1m, to be directed towards student support. William Simpson's (Bachelor of Commerce 1937), gift was a means of recognising the significance of his LSE education and degree in his achievements. Read more.
Student conference seeks to find the causes of things
Annual Fund support played a significant role in the establishment of the first ever RCC Conference, named after the School motto of Rerum Cognoscere Causas – ‘to understand the causes of things’. The conference was organised by students on the LSE CEMS Master’s in International Management course. Read more.
LSE receives major gift to create new Southeast Asia Centre
LSE has received a significant donation from Professor Saw Swee Hock to establish a new academic centre focused on Southeast Asia, as announced at the LSE Asia Forum 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Read more.
Third Polish Economic Forum benefits from Annual Fund support
Annual Fund support has enabled the LSE SU Polish Business Society to host the third Polish Economic Forum, which took place on 1 March. One of the biggest student conferences on campus, this year’s forum saw over 480 attendees and an impressive array of speakers. Read more.
Spring 2014 Impact online
The latest edition of our newsletter for the supporters of LSE, Impact, is now online. The Spring edition features images from the now open Saw Swee Hock Student Centre with thoughts from those who have moved in, a summary of the strands of work at the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) and a detailed look at the transformative impact of legacy giving. Read more.
Widening Participation event hosted at the Bank of England
LSE’s Widening Participation Programme was celebrated with a unique event in the Court Room at the Bank of England, hosted by the Bank of England and LSE, in collaboration with Tim Frost (BSc Government 1987), LSE Governor and Non-Executive Director of the Bank of England. Read more.
General Course student support extended
The John C Phelan General Course Scholarships have been renewed for another three years, extending support to students up to the 2016-17 academic year. First established by alumnus John Phelan in 2006, the renewal of the gift will see ten General Course students supported from 2014-15 over a three year period. Read more.
Faith Centre supported by Kiereinis' gift
The parents of an alumnus have made a gift towards the creation of a stained glass window within the Faith Centre of the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, in memory of their late son. Read more.
For further development stories, and to find out about past philanthropic gifts, visit the archive news section.