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

Becky Kuiper, Workplace Consultant with Steelcase, Inc.

Speaker Series Topic: A Place For Agile 

Friday, February 14th, 2020

Teams are under more pressure than ever, expected to untangle complex problems, and deliver faster results. Everyone seems to be embracing a new way of working – Agile – that is inspired by the Agile Manifesto. As part of a multi-year research project, Steelcase created a new team-based workspace in its Grand Rapids Global Business Center. 

In a world of dynamic collaboration and agile work, what about deep focus and privacy in open work environments? 

Join us for an engaging session where we discuss research projects and real-life examples of Agile working, the need for deep focus and how the workplace must respond.

About Speaker

Becky Kuiper is a Workplace Consultant with Steelcase, Inc. For the last 11 years, Becky has worked with global organizations to take Steelcase’s user-centered research and make it real to them by experiencing living case studies on Steelcase’s Grand Rapids campus. Her team shares research, challenges, and lessons learned relating to new approaches in workplace design. 

Becky has a degree in Communications, Journalism and Art from Calvin College, and has been with Steelcase for the last 18 years. She and her husband have three sons and live in Grand Rapids.

For over 107 years, Steelcase Inc. has helped create great work experiences for the world’s leading organizations, across industries. Steelcase is a global, industry-leading and publicly traded company with fiscal 2019 revenue of $3.4 billion.

Past Speakers
  • Robert Jordan

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

    Speaker Series Topic: Understanding Family Values and Traditions Throughout Generations

    Friday, Sept 27th, 2019

    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.

    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.”