LBS Campaign exceeds £100 million target and makes Financial Times front page splash
London Business School has today smashed its fundraising target of £100 million in just three years, thanks to a momentous community effort.
Today’s overall total is the result of an immensely generous gift of £25 million from one of our most successful alumni, Jim Ratcliffe MSc13(1980), Chairman and CEO of Ineos, securing the School’s home at Sussex Place for the next 125 years. In recognition of this fantastic gift and his personal achievements, the Sainsbury Building will be renamed the Ratcliffe Building.
We have also almost reached our target of 100,000 volunteer hours. This fantastic success has been the result of the whole London Business School community working together.
Staff and faculty gathered for a celebration this morning and were joined by Dean, Sir Andrew Likierman and The Hon Apurv Bagri, Campaign Chairman and Chairman of the School’s Governing Body, who thanked everyone for the role they have played.
Sir Andrew Likierman, LBS Dean, said: “I’m immensely grateful to everyone who’s been involved because, in common with non-US bodies, fundraising has been a real challenge. We have shown we can do it and that’s given all of us huge confidence in our ability to keep ourselves among the world’s best schools.”
A special celebratory Sundowners sponsored by The Campaign team will take place in Nash on Thursday 16 June 2016 at 18.30.
Thanks and congratulations everyone!
The impact of The Campaign so far...