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