AFLSE Board Members - Last Chance to Contribute to LSE Annual Fund


As a member of the LSE Alumni Association Executive Committee, I want you to know how much we all appreciate the time that you give to the School, the LSE AA and the AFLSE.


Thank you to those of you who have already chosen to support the LSE Annual Fund this year.  Your gift is truly appreciated and will have a direct impact on the School community. It sends such a strong message to be able to say that 100% of key alumni volunteers give to the Annual Fund; this is truly not about how much volunteers can give but having large numbers who give.


For those of you who have not yet made your contribution this year, I would like to ask you to make a difference this year and join me in supporting the Annual Fund


Importance of Giving to the Annual Fund


Every year the Annual Fund makes a real difference to life at the School. Through donations from alumni, parents, governors, staff and friends of LSE, the Annual Fund is able to have a direct impact on current and prospective students in need, public policy, availability of extra-curricular activities and the development of campus. All of this helps to maintain LSE's global reputation.

This year, Annual Fund donations were allocated to support 6 key priorities within the School:

  • Campus Facilities
  • Departmental Initiative
  • Research and Training
  • The Students' Union
  • Student Support
  • Events

Matched Funding


Until the end of July 2011, your gift is worth even more to LSE.  The UK Government has introduced a Matched Funding Scheme to encourage the philanthropic support of Higher Education in England. Under the terms of the scheme, every donation to the LSE Annual Fund will be matched on a 3:1 basis, meaning for every £3 you donate, LSE will receive another £1 from the UK Government! 

I very much hope that you will go to the LSE website at


where you can make your contribution in dollars by US issued credit cards. LSE’s financial year ends on 31 July, so please consider making your gift to the Centenntial Fund by then.


Let’s make the percent participation 100% this year!


Thank you,


Leon Desbrow 


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