For Those Who Stayed


About Us


For those who Stayed® is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 charitable foundation established to serve as a resource for the former players and personnel of the University of Michigan Football program. These resources will be made available to former players, coaches, athletics trainers, team managers, and true blues.

Resources will be made available by means of services rendered and/or financial assistance and are to be available for the following, but not limited to hardships and charitable causes pertaining to matters of medical, dental, behavioral/mental health, substance abuse/addiction, depression/suicide prevention, employment, credit/finance, legal, educational, and those deemed appropriate according to members.

Said resources will be made available through a network of regionally coordinated providers and participants both at the University of Michigan and across the United States facilitated by the governing board members of For Those Who Stayed®.


*We are a private 501(c)3 Foundation not affiliated with the University of Michigan Athletic Department.

Our Team

Andrea Arnold, '91
Founder, Executive Director

Erik Anderson, '91
 Founding Board Member

Anthony Carter, '82
 Founding Board Member

Matt Elliott, '91
 Founding Board Member

Russell Davis, '78
Term Board Member

Will Heininger
 Term Board Member

Jarrett Irons, '96
Founding Board Member

John Kolesar, '88
Founding Board Member

Jerry Meter, '78
 Founding Board Member

Jamie Morris, '87
 Founding Board Member

Dave Ritter, '91
Founding Board Member

Greg Skrepenak, '91
 Founding Board Member

Advisory Committee Members


Dr. Kim A. Eagle, M.D.

Director, Frankel Cardiovascular Center at 

the University of Michigan Hospital System.

Esteemed personal cardiologist and dear friend of the late Bo Schembechler.


Fritz Seyferth `71

20-Year Respected Veteran of 

the U of M Athletic Department .

Founder/Owner - FS/A Associates.


Eric Hipple, QB - Detroit Lions `80-`89

Behavioral Health Specialist & Speaker

Depression/Suicide Prevention.


Marc Ramirez `89

Chickpea & Bean, Co-Founder.

Certified  Food For Life Instructor.


Steve "Dr. Sap" Sapardanis

Social Media Director, Historian

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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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