The Ian and Mimi Rolland Foundation was established in 1994 by Ian and Mimi Rolland and is focused on the enhancement of the Fort Wayne Indiana Community by supporting a wide variety of social services, arts, environmental, and educational organizations.
Ian Rolland was a community activist and former Chairman and CEO of Lincoln National Corporation, retiring in 1998. His wife, Mimi, has been thoroughly involved in volunteering and supporting the Fort Wayne community as well. Both Ian and Mimi have always had a philosophy of giving back and supporting those in need.
The Foundation assets are currently over $6 million. In the previous 10 years the Foundation has paid out over $5 million to over 150 non-profit organizations. It is the philosophy of the Foundation to allocate a majority of its annual grants to local programs which predominantly serve the general public within the metropolitan area of Fort Wayne, Indiana. Preference is also given to proposals which further a specific project or program which directly fulfills the charitable or educational purpose of the organization itself.