One of the most powerful ways LBS alumni and friends can create impact is to give annually to the collective funds that fuel the School’s ambitions. The Regent’s Circle celebrates those who lead the way with their investments in any one academic year.
Regent’s Circle gifts have a lasting impact. These gifts ensure the School can thrive, continuing to grow our reputation for excellence while reaching our future ambitions. We can respond flexibly to urgent needs and emerging priorities in a changing world.
Your gifts mean we can make bold decisions. Your gifts help us explore new ideas with the potential to change the world. Joining the Regent’s Circle means you become part of a valued community who, together, invest in the School’s purpose. Your combined support gives us the flexibility and freedom to focus your gift on the greatest needs.
In March 2020, when the pandemic halted all in-person learning, previous Regent’s Circle investments meant we were able to pivot to meet the immediate needs of our students.
We were able to quickly bring our learning, teaching and engagement experiences online without affecting the quality of the London Business School experience. Thanks to the flexibility afforded by gifts such as yours, this adaptability was possible.
Our Regent’s Circle community has a vital role in helping us realise our Campaign’s ambition. Together, you will take us closer to our goal by giving us the financial freedom to support the areas of greatest need.
In return, we pledge to walk the journey for life with our community – by providing research, learning, the network and activity that will impact the lives of our students, alumni and global business.
The strength of LBS lies in our community. From our excellent faculty to our talented students and alumni. As a valued supporter, you are at the heart of that community.
Most Regent’s Circle gifts go towards scholarships, as our alumni care deeply about the quality of students joining the LBS community. We have invested these gifts in our students, providing scholarships to the brightest and best talent.
Scholarships allow us to vie for top talent to study at LBS. They also help us to create greater diversity. We have increased access for underrepresented populations in business education: women, Black and mixed Black heritage students, and those from low socio-economic backgrounds. The diversity of the LBS community creates an unparalleled learning experience.
Collective gifts from the Regent’s Circle community add up to at least £750,000 each year, giving us the ability to meet the School’s most urgent needs – funding at this level could support 15 scholarships each year.
When you make a leadership gift to LBS, you join other like-minded individuals. Through the collective power of the Regent’s Circle, your gift helps to build capacity and create impact. Your giving also inspires the philanthropy of others as you come together and strengthen our investment in the future.
“2020 was a challenging year for all, and although I was worried that the many lockdowns would impede my overall time at LBS, I’m happy to report that the School was able to innovate in ways that meant I could still have a fulfilling experience. Your investments in the School are what enabled that experience and those of my fellow classmates. I am committed to multiplying the fruits of your generosity”
Tsepo Serakalala MBA2022,
President, Black in Business Club
The Regent’s Circle honours those in our community whose commitment to London Business School’s vision has helped us become a world-class graduate business school – and whose future support will allow us to realise our ambition.
To thank you for your commitment to LBS, we will keep in touch throughout the Campaign, ensuring you can join us in celebrating the achievements your support has created.
You will have exclusive opportunities to connect with the LBS community and see the impact of your gift, including an invitation to the annual Donor Impact Showcase. We will acknowledge Regent’s Circle donors by displaying your names on our London campus once a year to celebrate your support and to inspire others to follow in your footsteps. Donors within the Regent’s Circle will be further recognised based on the value of their gifts:
“I had stayed in touch with the School on and off over the years but teaching a class has motivated me to think about how I could make a difference and contribute to LBS’s success.”
* Donors can, of course, choose to give anonymously
** Alumni 0-4 years out since graduation will be recognised at the Bronze level with a minimum gift of £500 per annum