Hannah FoxBy Lauren French
Hannah Fox is the Alumni Relations Manager in Advancement. With the Campaign coming to an imminent close we thought we'd grab her for a chat to discuss the Campaign, Advancement, and her incredible annual achievements with the Graduating Class Gift.
What has your role been in the Campaign?
Our role in Alumni Relations has been to engage our community with the Campaign and inspire alumni to get involved. A big focus for us has been celebrating the huge amount of time alumni give to the School through volunteering, and recording 100,000 volunteer hours as part of the Campaign target. Specifically, my role has been concentrating on raising awareness of the Campaign amongst the student community as well as our new alumni, and involving the students in the Campaign through Graduating Class Gift.
How long have you been working on the Campaign?
I’ve been working on the Campaign since I arrived at the School in August 2014. It was a great time to join LBS, and especially Advancement, as the Campaign was almost one year in and doing incredibly well even at that point. There was a really great buzz in the office and around the School.
What’s your biggest achievement in your role?
Definitely working with the students on Graduating Class Gift, and in particular breaking so many Class Gift records in 2015! It’s great fun working with the student Class Gift Committee and I’m looking forward to the classes of 2016 breaking even more records this year.
What’s your most favourite memory at LBS?
It has to be when we celebrated the School’s 50th anniversary at the Natural History Museum. Seeing over 1,000 alumni coming back together to celebrate 50 years of LBS at such an iconic venue was pretty amazing.
Favourite place on campus?
Nash! Mainly because I see so many people from across the School wander through; staff, students, alumni. It’s a great place to bump into people and catch up.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
I really love living in London, and right now the only other city that could lure me away from here is New York. I’m sure in the future I would answer somewhere with beaches or space to walk my future dog, but for now I love being in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the city, and both London and New York just have so much going on.
Who would you invite to your dream dinner party?
Alan Davies, Stephen Fry, Bill Bailey (very QI themed) alongside Cillan Murphy, Judi Dench and my mum.
What were you doing before you joined London Business School?
I worked for SureStart Children’s Centres in Tower Hamlets Council before I joined LBS. I was managing volunteers and engaging communities around employability, mainly working mothers who had recently moved to the UK and were looking to build their skills.
What’s the best thing about working in Advancement?
The people! Being a team of relationship builders, the staff in Advancement are great and easy to get along with.
What’s at the top of your bucket list?
San Francisco. After I finished uni, I made a list of major cities I wanted to visit and I’ve ticked off every single one apart from San Fran! I keep hearing really great things about it and hope to get there some time soon.