Impact Magazine

Impact is LSE Philanthropy and Global Engagement's magazine for volunteers and philanthropic supporters of the School. It celebrates gifts to LSE and the donors who make them, as well as championing the alumni volunteers enhancing School life.

Summer 2019

In the Summer 2019 issue, we share the LSE 2030 framework that will offer alumni, friends and partners ways to benefit from their lifelong connection to LSE – and opportunities to contribute to the priority areas that will help us realise success. We hear about the Housing Plus Academy’s efforts to tackle homelessness and the role the LSE International Growth Centre played in building a resilient health system in post-Ebola Sierra Leone. Alumna Betty Icharia and her husband David share their life journey and reflect on their decision to leave a legacy to the School. Finally, our alumni volunteer leadership returned to campus for the Alumni Association Executive Committee’s annual meeting – to learn more about LSE2030, plan for the future with Philanthropy and Global Engagement staff, develop new partnerships with School colleagues and build on their progress over the past year.

Summer 2018

In the Summer 2018 issue, LSE's history of philanthropic scholarships is celebrated as we hear from students and alumni on how the generosity of the LSE community is enabling them to realise their dreams at the School and beyond. We also celebrate ten years of both the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and International Growth Centre. These institutes have undertaken groundbreaking research and creating policy solutions that improve society. Lastly, a number of our global alumni networks also celebrate significant anniversaries. On page 14 we recognise the impact our volunteers in Singapore, Hong Kong and Belgium have on maintaining connections with LSE. 

Winter 2017 - 2018

In the Winter 2017-2018 issue, LSE’s commitment to widening participation continues to be recognised and we hear from the Alison Wetherfield Foundation and the Sutton Trust. The International Growth Centre has been awarded $4.2 million by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for a collaborative project on poverty alleviation in India, and Professor Sir Charles Bean outlines his reasons for leaving provision for a legacy gift to the School in his Will. 

Winter 2017

In the Winter 2017 issue, LSE’s Centre Buildings development is brought to life, Santander Universities UK are welcomed onto LSE’s Benefactors’ Board and LSE LIFE is introduced. Meanwhile, LSE’s Outstanding Alumni Volunteer Awards are celebrated, and the impact of Legacy giving is shared from the perspective of a beneficiary and a donor. 

Summer 2016

In 2015/16, LSE enjoyed another record year for philanthropic income secured for strategic School projects, with almost £85.8 million raised from alumni and friends, trusts, foundations and business partners.

This record total included the largest gift ever received by LSE (£64.4 million from the Atlantic Philanthropies to create the Atlantic Fellows programme at the International Inequalities Institute), the largest gift from an alumnus (£10 million pledged by Firoz Lalji to endow the Centre for Africa), and a record year for the LSE Annual Fund (more than £1 million raised from 3,369 donors). The Annual Fund supported 93 initiatives across LSE during the year, including 87 that directly enhance the student experience. Thank you for your support.

The Summer 2016 issue celebrates achievements during the record year and includes two prominent LSE academics highlighting the impact of landmark philanthropic gifts: Professor Mike Savage outlines the vision for the new Atlantic Fellows programme at the International Inequalities Institute, while Professor Tim Allen shares his excitement following the launch of the Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa at LSE.

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