Olam scholarship to support aspiration of sub-Saharan Africa
A new scholarship has been established with the aim of fostering leadership and governance in sub-Saharan Africa. The Olam International Graduate Scholarship - Catalysing Change in African Markets will support a scholar from the region who is undertaking a one year taught master’s programme within the Department of Economics or the Department of International Development. Read more.
Annual Fund helps back a strong year for LSE women in sport
2014/15 represented an exciting year in the growing development of women’s sports teams at LSE, with many benefiting from Annual Fund support to record varying levels of success.The teams of hockey, rugby and volleyball were among those who benefited. Read more.
Record gift marks an exciting new landmark in the history of philanthropy at LSE
A transformative pledge of £30 million from philanthropist Paul Marshall will enable LSE to establish the Marshall Institute for Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship. It will be dedicated to improving the impact, effectiveness and appeal of philanthropy and social entrepreneurship. Read more.
Third cycle of Stiftung Mercator funding for Dahrendorf Symposium Project
LSE has received a third round of funding, amounting to just over £900,000, from Stiftung Mercator, one of the leading German charitable foundations supporting research institutions. This support will help enable the 2016 Dahrendorf Symposium, the third of its kind. Read more.
New academic centre focuses on women in conflict
A new Centre on Women, Peace and Security, situated within the Institute of Global Affairs, has been launched. This ground-breaking initiative, the first of its kind in the Europe, will focus on enhancing accountability and ending impunity for rape and sexual violence in war, closely examining the participation of women in conflict-related processes. Read more.
LSESU Travel Fund returns after successful pilot
One major project being supported by the Annual Fund in Michaelmas Term is the LSESU Travel Fund, a means-tested fund that enables students at LSE to travel to locations around the world for the purposes of research, work experience or other activities, such as academic conferences or extracurricular teaching programmes. This is a continuation of previous support for the project, which last year saw £11,000 awarded between 34 students. Read more.
Annual Fund support for LSE and entrepreneurship
As the School announces its new LSE Entrepreneurship unit, launched at an event in October, the Annual Fund has also been supporting entrepreneurship initiatives run by student bodies at the School. Read more.
Introducing Chris Yates, Director of LSE Advancement
Chris Yates joined LSE Advancement as its Director this summer, offering leadership for this newly defined function of the School and bringing over two decades’ worth of experience in the US. In this Q&A, he offers a brief word on his plans for improving and optimising alumni relations and fundraising at LSE, and the new philanthropic landscape for the School. Read more.
Autumn Impact available to download
In our latest newsletter for supporters of LSE, read about the evolving nature of the School's philanthropic functions, as the Office of Development and Alumni Relations (ODAR) becomes LSE Advancement. Read more.
Annual Fund report to donors 2013/14 published
Details of the 76 projects supported by the Annual Fund can now be accessed through the 2013/14 report to donors, available online. The Annual Fund was able to support 40 students through scholarships, 51 student clubs and societies, and various teaching and research initiatives. Read more.
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