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.

Scholarships

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

Donations

  • Baxter Community Center
  • Be Well Center
  • Children’s Assessment Center
  • Children’s Healing Center
  • GR Children’s Museum
  • Guiding Light Missions
  • Grand Rapids Christian Schools
  • Harderwyk CRC
  • United Way Community Investment Fund
  • Home Repair Services
  • Mika’s Lunch
  • Pregnancy Resource Center
  • Catholic Central High School
  • Bridgeway Community
  • Calvin College
  • GRCS Education Support
  • Intervarsity
  • WCSG
  • World Vision
  • Zeeland Christian
  • Ada Christian School
  • Association for A More Just Society
  • Grand Rapids Christian Schools
  • Living Stones Academy
  • St. Stephen Catholic School
  • San Juan Diego Academy
  • Metro Health Hospital Foundation
  • Rockford Rotary
  • Safe Haven Ministries
  • Spectrum Health Foundation – Pennock
  • Trinity Christian College
  • Turning Pointe School of Dance
  • Zuni Christian Middle School
  • Benjamin’s Hope
  • Christian Reformed Conference Grounds
  • Children’s Learning Center Network
  • Cutlerville East CRC
  • Timothy Christian School
  • Summit Christian School
  • First CRC of Grand Haven
  • Foundation for Catholic Secondary Education
  • Grand Rapids Symphony
  • Haiti Foundation Against Poverty
  • Hope College
  • Illiana Christian School
  • Lynden Christian Schools
  • Rehoboth Christian Schools
  • South Christian High School
  • Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church

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

Robin Randall AIA, LEED AP BD+C: Principal & Director of PreK-12 Education, Legat Architects

This month’s topic: How Buildings Teach Kindness; Social Emotional Learning in Early Learning Centers

 

Friday, March 23th
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Legat Architects observes that buildings can teach and be part of the curriculum inspiring learning, that the environment can influence the way we feel, think, and learn.  So how do buildings teach kindness?  This is the question we have demonstrated thorough the design of three early learning educational facilities.  What does kindness look like in architectural space?  How do we encourage interaction between early learning preschool age students.  Examples that support social emotional learning include:

  • Space of Self Reflection
  • Sensory space for calm and quiet
  • Flexible space for small group connection
  • Adjustable seating for standing and fidgeting
  • Community space for volunteerism
  • Shared space for diverse group gathering
  • Connection to outdoor classrooms

Robin Randall, AIA, LEED AP BD+C connects clients to customized design processes and teams, while encouraging environment- and budget-conscious master planning for each project. She strives for involvement in every project and ensures the design of each learning environment supports diversity and engages students in a culture of inquisitiveness.

For over 30 years, Robin has designed and planned award-winning educational facilities ranging from early learning centers to high schools, as well as specialty learning environments. Her designs push the boundaries of sustainability by emphasizing student and building performance.

Robin earned a Fulbright Scholarship to Denmark in 1990 and continues her academic pursuits today as a guest juror at Ball State and Judson Universities, as well as a presenter at regional, national, and international conferences. She regularly applies her research to her Legat practice with think tanks, competitions, workshops, and evidence-based design projects.

Robin holds Bachelor of Environmental Design and Bachelor of Architecture degrees from Ball State University.

Past Speakers
  • Lance Davids

    Lance Davids: Vision Director at Illiana Christian High School & President of Davids Consulting

    This month's topic:
    Dunkin Donuts and the culture of your workplace.

    Friday, January 26th
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    A vision for creating a positive and vibrant workplace for all generations.

    Lance Davids is the Vision Director at Illiana Christian High School and the President of Davids Consulting.

    Lance has a passion for people and helping them grow.  He has spent 2 decades working with people in the high school setting as a teacher, coach, and administrator. In those years he learned about working with people, building cultures, creating a vision, being a one on one mentor coach, and learning every day how to get the best out of people.  He loves working with individuals and groups to help them set and reach their goals.  Lance also works with schools and businesses creating new and positive culture. He also helps cast a vision for building bridges between the different generations in the work place.  He focuses on how to get the most out of Millennials and how they can be difference makers in an organization.

    Because of Lance’s passion and leadership, he has been asked to speak regularly at conferences, schools, and churches about creating a vision and a culture within schools and other business organizations.  His inspiring story telling and successful track record of inspiring change within organizations, have made him a popular speaker.

    Lance recently took over a stalled capital campaign to build a local christian high school. Through casting a new vision for the campaign, the community, and the school, he breathed new life and vitality to the project.  They have reached their initial a goal of $20,000,000 and they are just finishing another $2.5 million campaign to add additional space to phase 1.

    Lance attended Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, IL and he has a Masters from Western Theological Seminary.  He is married to Dr. Jill Davids who is a successful optometrist and an owner of a growing optometric practice.  They have 2 girls Audra and Jori and love spending time as a family traveling, golfing, and snow skiing in the winter.