Mimi Rolland, Popular Philanthropist Dies at 90

Mimi Rolland, a longtime supporter of the University of Saint Francis (USF) and the community of Fort Wayne, Indiana, died on Monday at the age of 90.

Mimi Rolland Cause Of Death

Rolland and her husband, Ian, were major philanthropists in the Fort Wayne area. They donated millions of dollars to a variety of causes, including the USF, the Lincoln Museum, and the Study Connection program, which helps students with building confidence.

The USF issued a statement following Rolland’s death, saying that she was “a longtime friend and supporter of the university” and that her “contributions to our students, particularly those enrolled in the Saint Francis Creative Arts program, will be remembered for generations to come.”

Rolland was born in Fort Wayne in 1933. She graduated from USF in 1955 with a degree in art. She married Ian Rolland in 1956.

In addition to her philanthropy, Rolland was also a talented artist. She was a member of the Fort Wayne Artists Guild and her work has been exhibited in galleries throughout the Midwest.

Rolland is survived by her two daughters, two grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

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