For Those Who Stayed


About Us

Andrea Arnold, '91

Founder, Executive Director

Success Is Not A Guarantee When The Playing Days Are Done


The University of Michigan boasts THE WINNINGEST football program in the history of college football. The thousands of alumni who played and worked for Michigan Football have made great sacrifices of both mind and body throughout the century to bring us the excitement and camaraderie of the team and game we love so dear. Whether you are a Michigan alum or not - the thrill of Michigan Football and the right to call them your team is a global force that binds us all.


We are excited and grateful as we introduce For Those Who Stayed®, a not-for-profit 501(c)3 established by former Michigan Football players for the purpose of assisting members of the Michigan Football legacy in times of adversity.  For a number of reasons, universities cannot offer benefits or resources to alumni athletes because of the numerous legalities surrounding the NCAA, recruiting, and a host of line items that hinder what in their hearts they would love to be able to do.  


For this reason, I have pulled together a group of All-Americans, Captains, Big Ten Champions, Award Winning former former players who are passionate about preserving the traditions of being a Michigan Man and making sure no one man or woman is left behind in their time of need. 


These men, the Founding Board Members Emeritus, will do whatever it takes to make a difference.  Each man is tasked with building out a partner network of health care providers across all disciplines and partnering with businesses and individuals who believe in our mission and want to be a part of this amazing effort.  They are also challenged to uncover those who are in need but may be too proud to speak up and ask for it.   


 What price do you put on the memories of the legendary coaches and players you have watched over the years?  What would you give back for the exhilaration you felt with every win and every great play executed with surgical precision that took your breath away?  


With your generosity and assistance, we are able to make a difference for these Michigan Men with a variety of issues such as but not limited to:  


  • Behavioral Health
  • Emotional Health
  • Depression/Anxiety/Suicide Prevention
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Employment
  • Financial


It is my hope that with each story we share about the individuals we help and the lives we touch, you realize how desperate the need is for this resource.  It is my prayer that you will be inspired by the same passion that drives me to do right by these men who so desperately need our help.  




Andrea Arnold `92

Executive Director, Founder

For Those Who Stayed® is a private 501(c)3 foundation established by former members of the University of Michigan Football program.  We are not affiliated with nor do we rely on funding from the University of Michigan Athletic Department or the University of Michigan.

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