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

Robert Jordan

Robert H. Jordan, Jr., Ph.D.


Friday, Sept 27th, 2019

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm



Multigenerational families have found that it is of utmost importance to educate younger generations on the significance of their heritage. We will explore how video biographies become a valuable instrument in helping to instill the understanding of family values and traditions throughout generations.

About Speaker

Robert H. Jordan, Jr., is a retired, weekend anchor for WGN-TV’s News at Nine. His journalism career has spanned over 48 years. He earned his undergraduate degree from Roosevelt University, a master’s degree from Northeastern Illinois University and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies from Loyola University in Chicago.

Jordan, who served in the United States Army as a surgical assistant, began his broadcast adventure in 1970 at WSM-TV in Nashville, Tenn. Where he anchored an early morning variety show and was responsible for on-camera news breaks. In 1973, he began work at WGN-TV, in Chicago, as a general assignment reporter and an anchor for the One O’clock News.

Twenty-five years ago, Jordan opened his own video production company — Jordan & Jordan Communications, Inc. He has produced many independent projects, including biographies for affluent families across the country. In 2000, Jordan began devoting all of his energies to the biography projects and his production company — Video Family Biographies — began working exclusively with high-net-worth families in preserving the family legacy by chronicling generational stories for this “special” niche. In 2009, Jordan expanded his production company to include Video For Foundations as a dedicated arm of his company. In 2015, Jordan added two additional biography companies to his existing businesses – Sports Legacy Biographies and Heirlooms on Video – a specialty firm that helps collectors of Fine Art and memorabilia tell the fascinating stories behind their collections.

An active participant in the community, Jordan serves on the Board of Directors of several local organizations, including, The Safer Foundation, The Night Ministry, The John G. Shedd Aquarium and the Loyola Family Business Center. He also sits on the Salvation Army advisory board.

Jordan recently published his first book, entitled, “Murder in The News: An Inside Look at How Television Covers Crime.”


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Past Speakers
  • Attah Obande

    Attah Obande, Director of Dream Fulfillment, SpringGR


    We all dream and we all should- the question is: whose dream are you living? Come and hear Attah's journey to understanding the importance of a dream and explore what pursuing and living your dream means not just to you, but for the people, the city, and the world around you.

    Friday, June 21st, 2019

    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    About Speaker

    Attah Obande is the Director of Dream Fulfillment at SpringGR, an entrepreneur development program working to expand the intellectual, social, and financial capital and networks of entrepreneurs with limited access to these resources. His co-leadership role includes business coaching, business development and oversight of the program. An inspirational speaker, certified coach, and business leader, Attah is also the Owner and Dream Igniter at AGO Design Group, where his mission is to empower individuals to realize their full potential, D.E.S.I.G.N. and live intentional lives. Formerly, he led a successful 10-year career in banking; managing and growing multiple branches and banking segments in retail, small business, mortgage, and investments. He graduated from Calvin College and got his MBA from Cornerstone University.  Attah and his wife have five children and live in Grand Rapids.


    To RSVP visit the Eventbrite page here