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Your gifts in action

Rockefeller Foundation helps LSE assist Sierra Leone's Ebola response
The Rockefeller Foundation has renewed its longstanding philanthropic support of LSE through a gift of $900,000 towards the International Growth Centre (IGC), supporting the Centre’s collaboration with the government of Sierra Leone in revising their national strategic plan for a community health workforce. Read more.

Endowed chair in action: Professor Paul De Grauwe
Since his appointment in 2011, Professor de Grauwe has been looking into the crisis that has gripped the Eurozone, how it threatens the stability of the EU and the actions that politicians can take to ensure future stability. His findings demonstrated that the ECB was the only institution that could prevent Eurozone countries from being pushed into the vicious circle of mounting debt he called a ‘bad equilibrium’, through acting as a lender of last resort in Eurozone government bond markets. Read more. 

'A very natural act': alumnus gives back to the Department that equipped him with life skills
Carsten Stoehr has decided to give back to the Department of Government that equipped him with the ‘life skill of critical thinking’ by establishing a scholarship for postgraduate students who wish to follow in his footsteps. Read more.

Joseph Rowntree Foundation and LSE to investigate link between poverty and inequalities
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) has awarded LSE £565,000 for its International Inequalities Institute (III) for a three-year programme to investigate the links between poverty and inequalities. Read more.

Standard Bank giving exceeds £1million as it seeks to empower new generation of African leaders
With this latest gift, total giving from Standard Bank to LSE has exceeded £1million. This continues the Bank’s commitment to widening participation at the School among the countries in which it operates, having supported a total of 17 MSc students from 2011 to 2013 through the Standard Bank Scholarships. Read more.

Annual Fund Donor Report available to download
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. Download.

Virginia Beardshaw appointed new chair of 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.  Read more.

Research Fund established in memory of Ludwig M Lachmann 
An endowed research fund has been established at the School, in honour of Professor Ludwig M Lachmann (MSc Economics 1935), in accordance with the wishes of his late wife Margot Lachmann. Professor Lachmann was a German economist who studied and worked at LSE. Read more.

Direct Annual Fund gifts to academic departments
Alumni and friends of LSE can now indicate a preferred academic department for your unrestricted gifts to the Annual Fund. You can help your department of choice to deliver projects and initiatives which require flexible or additional funding. Read more.

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