LSE ANNUAL FUND - Key Information for U.S. donors

Learn more about the fund and giving through the LSE Centennial Fund (a US tax exempt entity)

LSE Annual Fund – Key Facts:

The LSE Annual Fund provides unrestricted funds to help:

• Provide financial support for students in need
• Fund teaching and research awards
• Enhance the campus environment
• Improve Students' Union facilities
• Provide extra resources for student clubs and societies
• Partly fund public lectures and international conferences

Additionally, new this year, LSE Annual Fund has offered a matching grant to the AFLSE if the fund meets key fund raising targets.  In the US contributions to the LSE Annual Fund should be made to the LSE Centennial Fund

Make your gift go further:  A gift of the following amount will qualify you for one of these Gift Clubs:
For the next three years, enjoy belonging to a gift club for less.
Chairman's Circle       $7,500 (regularly $10,000)
Director's Circle          $1,500 (regularly $2,000)
Clement's Circle         $750 (regularly $1,000)
Houghton Street Circle $375 (regularly $500)
Beaver's Club            $150 (regularly $200)

Giving on line can be just a click away at

As alumni and friends of the London School of Economics, you know that LSE is the premier global university dedicated to excellence in the social sciences. To ensure that LSE remains a leader of intellectual thought, it is crucial that our facilities and resources reflect the academic excellence for which LSE is renowned. However, in today's climate of shrinking government support in the UK as well as the US, only 18% of the School's total income comes from public funding. The Centennial Fund plays a critical role in enabling LSE to maintain and enhance its high standards of teaching, research and academic achievement. The trustees of the LSE Centennial Fund determine appropriate designations for all gifts with a keen understanding of the School's priorities.

All inquiries and US gifts (payable in US dollars to the LSE Centennial Fund), including transfers of stock, may be directed to:

LSE Foundation and Centennial Fund
424 West 33rd Street, Ste. 470
New York, NY 10001
Tel: 212-433-1115
Fax: 212-563-3622

Types of gifts

The LSE Centennial Fund welcomes gifts of a variety of instruments. Personal checks, credit card gifts, transfers of stock, foundation checks, irrevocable bequests, planned gifts and charitable trusts are all accepted. Please feel free to contact the LSE Centennial Fund for general information about giving methods.

On-line gifts

The LSE Centennial Fund now has on-line giving capabilities.  Please click here to be connected to the website.

Matching gifts

You may work for a company that matches philanthropic gifts you make to the LSE Centennial Fund. This can significantly increase the positive effects of your gift to the School. Please contact the human resources office at your employer for information about the rules and procedures for gift matching.