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Angela Briggs

Angela Briggs

Angela Briggs, a member of the University of Findlay Board of Trustees, is a decades-long philanthropist. She is the owner/operator of the two Biggby Coffee shops in Findlay, as well as the corporate secretary of Roppe Holding Corp. of Fostoria, Ohio, a family-owned company. Roppe has been a leading manufacturer in the commercial flooring industry for 60 plus years. Its subsidiary companies have offices and manufacturing facilities in Ohio, Alabama and Florida, with more than 750 employees nationwide.

Briggs is committed to donating financial gifts, as well as her time and expertise, to the University. She has served as a member of the UF Board of Trustees since 2020 and is a former member of the UF Board of Counselors. Active in the community, she is a board member for the Greater Fostoria Community Foundation and president of the Kaubisch Public Memorial Library Board.

She believes making a gift to benefit UF students is an occasion to change the future.

"It has never been an obligation to give - I see it as more of a privilege," she explained. "I have had the opportunity to meet many UF students with different majors who are athletes, musicians, interns, and scholarship recipients. These are amazing young adults."

Angie Briggs talking

"By donating financially, it is allowing these students to achieve their goals and providing our communities with outstanding, talented professionals."

"The University of Findlay is developing the future of our community and our nation. I am honored that my contributions will continue to enrich the lives of UF students even when I am no longer here," she said. "For that reason, I have included the University of Findlay in my estate."

"If you had a great experience at UF, received a great education here, or live in the community of UF, including the University in your estate plan will allow others to experience and benefit as well."

"Whether or not you have the means for philanthropic giving, it is still important to have an estate plan. This will set the tone for how you live," she noted.

The importance of philanthropy is a value she learned at a young age.

"As a child, I remember attending philanthropic events with my parents," she recalled. "They instilled in me the importance of giving back to your community and helping to enrich the lives of others. Throughout my life, I have always valued this principle."

If you are interested in joining Mrs. Briggs in leaving a gift to University of Findlay in your estate plans, please contact our office by email at [email protected] or call 419-262-1833.

Together we will make education more affordable and enrich the student experience for future generations of Oilers