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NFL Alumni also has a traditional mission and purpose of “Caring for Kids, Caring for Our Community and Caring for Our Own” across the country. Player alumni give back in their local communities by raising funds for youth-related charities through their 35 regional chapters. It is a tradition that has existed for more than 50 years. Alumni support typically raises more than $1.5 million dollars for worthwhile causes. To accomplish our mission & vision, we have established the NFL Alumni Foundation which is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.


Founded in 1967 by a small group of successful retired NFL players, the National Football League Alumni is the oldest, most well-known and well-respected retired player organization in professional sports. Membership includes thousands of retired players, coaches, front office executives, spouses, cheerleaders, and avid fans. A primary mission of NFL Alumni is “Caring for Our Own” as we inform, assist, and serve players in their post-NFL lives. Alumni are offered a diverse package of medical, business, and legal services to help keep them and their families healthy, productive, and connected to the league and their former teammates. NFLA is a non-profit organization.



Bart Oates

Brad Edwards
Chief Executive Officer

Wilma Lunsford
Human Resources Director. PHR

Dominic Gaspari
Director of Membership Engagements

Krissy Garrett
Director of Chapter Relations & Events

Lisa Aretino

Emily Caniglia
PR/Communications Manager

Lina Suarez
Events Manager