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