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Your gifts in action

School’s new media studio opens thanks to Annual Fund support 
The facility was officially opened in late September by BAFTA award-winning film maker Roger Graef. The new development, situated in the Tower buildings, was supported by an Annual Fund grant. Read more.|

Wolfson support for The Women’s Library 
The Wolfson Foundation has extended its significant support of LSE’s capital development programme through a gift of £100,000 towards the establishment of the Women’s Library @ LSE. Read more.|

Alison Wetherfield grants reflect memory of tireless campaigner

LSE is delighted to announce two grants from the Alison Wetherfield Foundation to Widening Participation and the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA). Read more.|

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|.

For further development stories, and to find out about past philanthropic gifts, visit the archive news section|.