Finance team

The Finance team manages the processing and recording of donations to LSE and payments for alumni events. We also provide financial stewardship to donors and administrative and academic departments across the School, and, in addition, process and monitor all office expenditure within LSE Advancement.

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Donations processing

We manage the receipt of all money into LSE Advancement from the UK and around the world and coordinate all associated processes for gifts from individuals and organisations. This includes managing the Gift Aid process, ensuring that HMRC requirements are met.

Working with the Research Division we ensure that philanthropic research grants are accurately recorded, and that these are reflected in the School’s philanthropic giving totals.

Financial Stewardship

Donors – we provide financial information to donors, including a detailed giving history and reports on how donations have been spent. We also advise on payment methods and monitor pledge payment schedules, as well as issuing reminders and invoices.

Recipients – we work with departments and centres to ensure that money is spent according to donors’ intentions. We work particularly closely with the Financial Support Office, to set up new scholarships and monitor scholarship accounts.

Legal and procedural – we work with the Finance Division on donations accounting, providing a monthly reconciliation of our Campaign Account and monitoring donation accounts held within the School.

We also liaise with solicitors to arrange the payment of bequests to LSE and ensure that legators’ wishes are fulfilled.

How to contact us

You can email Anita Treso at