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Your gifts in action

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.

 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.

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