Legacy giving

Help build on a founding legacy: play a part in LSE’s future

LSE owes its existence to a legacy. The School was founded in 1895 by George Bernard Shaw, Beatrice and Sidney Webb and Graham Wallas, thanks to a the bequest from Henry Hunt Hutchinson, the purpose of which was to create a place of learning that would contribute to the betterment of society.

The world has changed beyond recognition since LSE’s foundation. The founding members could never have imagined what that world would look like now, or the many ways in which academics and students of the School have investigated and changed it. Students who go on to become global citizens as part of the alumni community with you.

What will our world look like another 121 years from now? How will LSE’s future staff and students teach and learn about our changing global society? We cannot say, but we know there will be important work to do.
Please consider remembering LSE in your Will, so that we can continue to investigate the world, understand it, and change it for the better.

The impact of your gift
You can learn more about legacy gifts in action, and the reasons why many alumni choose to support the School through a gift in their Will, in the current issue of the LSE Legacy newsletter.

For information on how you can help to secure a strong future for LSE and have a lasting impact to benefit generations to come please get in touch:
e: [email protected]
t: +44 (0)20 7852 3654

You can find out more about the full Legacy programme via the Supporting LSE pages of the main School website, which includes frequently asked questions and a glossary of terms.