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.
Impact available to download
The summer edition of Impact, celebrating the impact of philanthropic support for the School in 2015 to date, is now available to download. Stories include LSE's largest ever private donation, which will be used to establish the Marshall Institute for Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship, and the School's success in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) and some of the case studies which received philanthropic support. Read more.
Mother and son honour two generations at LSE
Two rooms in 32 Lincoln’s Inn Fields have been named in honour of LSE alumni from the Department of Economics. This comes after a generous gift from Opal Dunn, the wife of J-J Dunn MBE (BSc Economics 1952), and their son Richard (BSc Economics 1984, MSc Economics 1985). Read more.
The virtuous cycle: the power of scholarships
Each year the School hosts its annual Donors & Scholars event to celebrate the role scholarships play in ensuring students are able to accept their offer of a place at LSE. This year we spoke with Cato Stonex (BSc 1986 International Relations), donor of the Stonex PhD Scholarship and Stonex Undergraduate Scholarship for Eastern EU Students, and Simon Toner, a PhD scholar of his. Read more.
Scholarship round up
Latest scholarship news from the School, including support for students from the Leverhulme Trust, the Lees Charitable Foundation and Olam International. Read more.
Richard Oram supports the programme that helped frame his career
Alumnus Richard Oram has made a generous gift in support of the academic programme within the Department of Geography and Environment that he once studied on, now known as Regional and Urban Planning Studies (RUPS). Read more.
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.
For further development stories, and to find out about past philanthropic gifts, visit the archive news section.