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

  • 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

Speaker Series featuring John Lowery

John Lowery, Founder & President at Applied Imaging

Speaker Series Topic: CREATING PURPOSE AND CULTURE

Friday, May. 10th 2019

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Creating and fostering a healthy work culture is crucial to the success of any company. Come hear about John’s journey in building an environment at Applied Imaging where people feel energized, enabled and engaged.

About Speaker

John Lowery is the founder and president/CEO of Applied Imaging, one of the USA’s largest and most successful office technology dealerships. Now in its 32nd year, Applied Imaging has grown to $100M in revenue including 11 locations throughout Michigan and over 400 employees. At the beginning of 2017, the company moved into their new 63,000 square foot Grand Rapids headquarters.

Through it all, John has earned the respect from both his industry’s manufacturer representatives and his fellow dealers. He is a past president of the Copier Dealers Association (CDA), an organization boasting the country’s top independent dealers from practically every market in the United States.

John understands that the success of Applied Imaging is built through the organization and team, so he has created a work environment where people feel energized, enabled, and engaged, resulting in an exceptional customer experience. John’s leadership style allows him to be approachable, present, and available, allowing his team to be unified behind his vision. He recognizes that Applied Imaging is more than a successful company; it is a company that makes a difference in the community. To illustrate, he encourages and allows employees to use company time to volunteer at local organizations.

John has been quoted as saying, “The biggest break he got in life was meeting and marrying his wife, Sandy”. They’ve now been married for over 42 years, have two sons and a daughter, and 10 grandchildren all attending Immaculate Heart of Mary parish and school.

To RSVP visit the Eventbrite page here

Past Speakers
  • Greg Reese, Copywriter/Founder of Reese Creative

    Topic: YOU MEAN EVERYTHING


    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.

    To RSVP visit the Eventbrite page here