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

Amanda Winn & Mike Goorhouse Nov. AMDG Speaker Series

Amanda Winn, Executive Director, Children’s Healing Center & Michael Goorhouse, President/CEO, Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area

Leadership and Managing Millennials – a Conversation with two Millennial Leaders

Friday, November 17th
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Amanda Winn

Children’s Healing Center Executive Director Amanda Winn isn’t one to wait for others to tackle the big stuff – she jumps out front and leads with passion and graceful determination.   While going through treatment for Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a life-threatening blood cancer, five years ago, Amanda dreamed of a place where children with weak immune systems who are isolated from friends and family could come, play and just be kids. That dream is now the Children’s Healing Center – a state-of-the-art facility that is part fitness center, part children’s museum, part after-school club and all kinds of fun and learning.   Since opening its doors in September 2015, the Center has welcomed more than 650 children and families through its doors – for art projects, free play, group activities and movie nights. The Children’s Healing Center is hosting get-togethers where parents can bond, share resources and connect while their kids play.    Prior to creating the Center, Amanda served as a project manager for AMDG Architects, who were instrumental in the Center’s development.   Amanda was honored as the 2015 Young Non-profit Professionals Executive of the Year and the 2015 Grand Rapids Young Professional of the Year. Amanda is also active in St. Thomas the Apostle Parish.   Amanda keeps a gratitude journal that she writes in daily. She believes in the importance of birthdays and celebrating life, and she enjoys inviting people to gather around her table for communion and nourishment. Her desire to deeply know people, love them and encourage them is a common thread in all she does.

 

Mike Goorhouse

Mike Goorhouse joined the staff of the Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area as Vice President of Donor Development in 2012 and became President/CEO in 2014. He has spent his entire career in philanthropy including working with Family Foundations, Community Foundations and Youth Grantmakers while at the Council of Michigan Foundations.

Over the years Mike has been recognized for his commitment to philanthropy and the community. In 2009 he was named the Community Foundation’s first ever Young Philanthropist of the Year. In 2011 he was named one of the top 30 Civic Leaders under the age of 30 in the nation by the National Conference on Citizenship. In 2017 he was named Young Executive of the Year as part of the MiBiz Best Managed Nonprofit Awards. Finally, he has been recognized as one of the Grand Rapids Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 Business Leaders four years in a row: 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

 

Past Speakers
  • Ben Look, Regional Director of Mercy Health, Trinity Health West Michigan

    Designing the primary care office of the future

    Friday, September 15
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    Ben currently leads the project management and innovation programs for Mercy Health, a regional health system in West Michigan.  The Project Management Office manages and monitors a portfolio of 400+ projects on an annual basis, including several operational improvement programs focused on driving costs out of the health care system.  Additionally, Ben shepherds the Mercy Health Innovation Hub, a design thinking center focused on inspiring others in the organization, industry, and community.  The Innovation Hub is focused on changing the culture of Mercy Health as well as identifying and developing new business lines, technologies, and clinical programs.  Prior to coming to Mercy Health, Ben held positions in other health care systems as well as serving as a consultant for both Accenture and PeopleSoft.  He resides in the Grand Rapids area with his wife and two sons. He can often be found coaching ball or enjoying the outdoors.