Supporting worthy causes

You can learn a lot about people by how they give of their time and resources. A company is no different. At AMDG, our investment in a variety of causes makes us who we are. We are privileged to be able to do it.


AMDG Scholarship Assistance Fund at San Juan Diego Academy
The AMDG Architects endowment Fund at San Juan Diego Academy provides scholarship money for San Juan Diego Academy students that aids in nurturing the future of Hispanic Catholic Leaders.

AMDG Scholarship at Calvin College
This scholarship is given annually by the firm to a student in their second, third or fourth year in the pre-architecture program demonstrating interest in pursuing a career in architecture. The scholarship is given based on financial need with preference to ethnic minority or international students, women and/ or non-Christian Reformed members. AMDG has sponsored this scholarship since 2000.

AMDG Architects, Inc Educational Support Services Endowment Fund at Grand Rapids Christian Schools
This endowment fund supports the Grand Rapids Christian Schools (GRCS) by ensuring they possess the resources needed to support and celebrate the gifts and abilities of each student. GRCS offers Educational Support Services (ESS) for those who may need assistance beyond the traditional classroom, serving over 350 children among all Grand Rapids Christian Schools with a wide variety of individualized services.
AMDG Daniel Visser Applied Technology Fund at Grand Rapids Christian Schools
AMDG Architects established this fund at the Grand Rapids Christian Schools Foundation in honor of Daniel Visser, a former teacher at Grand Rapids Christian High School. This fund ensures that the Applied Technology program possesses the resources needed to provide excellent educational programs to train students in the areas of construction, manufacturing, engineering, and architecture.
Illiana Christian High School Endowed Scholarship for Adaptive learning
South Christian High School Endowed Scholarship for tuition assistance
AMDG Architects Scholarship Fund at Catholic Central High School


  • 3:11 Youth Housing
  • Artists Creating Together
  • Association for A More Just Society
  • BE WELL Center
  • Benjamin’s Hope
  • Children’s Healing Center
  • Down Syndrome Assoc. of Michigan
  • Friendship CRC – Christian Education Fund
  • Georgetown Harmony Homes
  • Grand Rapids Center for Community Transformation
  • Grand Rapids Child Discovery Center
  • Grand Rapids Children’s Museum
  • Grand Rapids Christian Schools
  • Guiding Light
  • Heart of West MI United Way
  • Hope College
  • Humane Society of West Michigan
  • Illiana Christian School
  • Kids Food Basket
  • Metro Health Hospital Foundation
  • Pregnancy Resource Center
  • Rehoboth Christian Schools
  • San Juan Diego Academy
  • South Christian High School
  • Steepletown Neighborhood Services
  • The Endometriosis Foundation of America
  • The Leelanau Conservancy
  • Timothy Christian Schools
  • Treetops collective

Speaker Series

Wise words

It’s important to hear what people in our community have to say, especially those who are well informed. We are honored to be able to host leaders on topics ranging from creativity and design to globalization, faith, and technology.

Upcoming Speakers

Greg Reese, Copywriter/Founder of Reese Creative


Friday, March. 15th 2019

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Companies spend countless marketing dollars talking about themselves. Most go on and on about what they bring to the table. But there’s one thing they leave out of their communications: you. Great brands make their audience feel like the center of the universe. Is it time to put “you” back in the conversation? Find out at the next Speaker Series.

About Speaker

Greg Reese is a freelance copywriter, creative director, and founder of Reese Creative. After graduating from the University of Michigan, he got his start as a writer’s assistant for the television show, Roseanne. Since then, he’s enjoyed a 20-year career in advertising, creating award-winning campaigns for Ford, Nike, Bank of America, and others.

Come on over to AMDG at 25 Commerce Ave. SW, Suite 300 with your “brown bag” lunch.
Beverages and snacks will be provided. Time for Q&A and conversation will be included.


Past Speakers
  • Justin Beene, Director/Founder, Grand Rapids Center for Community Transformation

    Friday, Feb. 8th 2019
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    Justin Beene, lives with his wife, Karianne and their three children, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Justin holds a Bachelors of Social Work and Family Studies from Western Michigan University, a Masters in Social Work in Management of Human Services from the University of Michigan, a Master's of Arts in Ministry Leadership from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, a Doctorate in Transformational Leadership with a focus in Entrepreneurial Transformation from Bakke Graduate University. Justin is the Director/Founder of a partnership called the Grand Rapids Center for Community Transformation, a collective between non-profits, Bethany Christian Services, NAACP of Greater Grand Rapids, GR Nehemiah Project, and two social enterprises, Building Bridges Professional Services and Rising Grinds Café; together partners work to create a flourishing city in Grand Rapids.

    Further, Justin is a serial social entrepreneur starting both social enterprises, Building Bridges Professional Services and Rising Grinds Café, along with two consulting businesses, Impact Partners, L3C and Transformational Executive Coaching, LLC providing coaching, consulting, and speaking. Justin is a visionary and practitioner with extensive knowledge and skills in starting and scaling social enterprises, utilizing multiple forms of funding for collaborative projects, creating win/win solutions across sectors, and connecting resources to real problems in innovative and sustainable ways.