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Will you help to ensure that LSE remains distinctive in all it does? Your participation means a great deal to LSE. This year, Jay Stoll, General Secretary of the LSE Students' Union, reflects on ways alumni support has impacted students.
Dear LSE Alumni and Friends,
Happy Holidays from Houghton Street! As LSESU General Secretary, I genuinely believe that LSE provides a unique platform and grounding for students to change the world in ways not possible at other institutions. So, as Michaelmas term winds down and students return home for the holidays, it’s a great time to reflect on the exciting things happening at the School that impact the student experience and that have been made possible by generous alumni like you.
The Saw Swee Hock Student Centre will begin to open its doors during Lent term giving student activities - and the SU - a new home on campus. Basic limitations on events and exercise facilities will be a thing of the past, as will the lack of options when it comes to food and recreational space for students. A brand new student experience is around the corner. It’s also been incorporated into our new LSESU logo!
Student societies are thriving, with Fresher’s Fair alone helping to secure 14,500 new memberships of societies. It’s a phenomenal achievement – and demonstrates the value students place in the 180-plus clubs and societies on offer at the School that help to enhance their time at LSE. There is something on campus to appeal to everyone’s interests, and not limited to academic, business, finance and careers societies: there are also an amazing number of music, national and cultural, religious and faith, political and campaigning, media and non-profit based societies for students to enjoy. Sports clubs are also popular through generations of students, and in addition to the existing mix there is a new LSE Sport Ambassadors initiative helping elite athletes to combine their pursuit of sporting success with their academic development. This was supported by Centennial Fund gifts in 2013.
This year, the New Futures Fund is providing scholarship support to 42 students who might otherwise not be able to continue their studies at LSE. Thanks to the generosity of donors, these students are a part of the buzz on Houghton Street talking about lectures, politics, sport and life at LSE; discussions that shape and change future leaders in government, business and social movements. All of these endeavours are made possible by the support of LSE alumni and friends who support the LSE Centennial Fund. As 2013 comes to a close, I hope you will include LSE in your year-end giving plans. For more information or to make a gift to the LSE Centennial Fund, just click here.
Happy holidays and all the best in 2014,
Jay Stoll LSE SU General Secretary
You can also make a gift by sending a check payable to the LSE Centennial Fund to:
LSE Centennial Fund
424 West 33rd St., Suite 280
New York, NY 10001
Telephone: 646 442 2895
Thank you for your support.
LSE Centennial Fund is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization.
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