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 University
This scholarship is given annually by the firm to a student in their second, third or fourth year. Eligible students have demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in architecture or are pursuing a major in engineering with a civil and environmental concentration. 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 Architects Diversity Scholarship Fund at Hope College
In support of advancing the mission of Hope College, this scholarship is awarded to deserving, underrepresented students with financial need. Preference is given to students with demonstrated experience in or commitment to working with the Hispanic community.

AMDG Architects Endowed Scholarship at Rehoboth Christian School
This endowed scholarship was created to provide financial assistance to families and students demonstrating financial need so that they can have access to and benefit from an education at Rehoboth Christian School. Our intent is to support Native American students and to provide greater access to Rehoboth Christian education.

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.

AMDG Architects Scholarship Fund - St. Paul the Apostle School
This AMDG Architects Scholarship Fund was developed to assist students from families demonstrating financial need – providing access to the benefits of a great Catholic education at St. Paul the Apostle School.

Illiana Christian High School Endowed Scholarship for Adaptive learning
As part of the Illiana Christian High School capital campaign fund, this endowed scholarship provides opportunities for adaptive learning that aligns with their Christian faith both inside and outside of the classroom.

South Christian High School Endowed Scholarship for tuition assistance
This endowed scholarship provides tuition assistance to South Christian High School students with financial need, providing them the opportunity to benefit from a faith-based education.

AMDG Architects Scholarship Fund at Catholic Central High School
The AMDG scholarship fund at Catholic Central High School provides needs-based tuition support to students of Hispanic / Latino heritage who have actively engaged in their community through service.

AMDG Architects Endowed Scholarship at West Catholic High School
The AMDG scholarship fund at Catholic Central High School provides needs-based tuition support to students of Hispanic / Latino heritage who have actively engaged in their community through service.

Deacon Kenneth Baldwin Memorial Fund for Seminarian Formation
In memory of Deacon Kenneth Baldwin, this endowed fund provides support for seminarian education and formation for the Diocese of Grand Rapids.

AMDG Architects Endowed Scholarship Fund at Bethany Christian School
Students in need of financial assistance entering 9th grade at Bethany Christian School are eligible to benefit from this fund in the form of an annual scholarship award. The AMDG endowed fund allows recipients the possibility to receive the scholarship award each year throughout their 4 years of high school. Priority will be given to Latino/Hispanic students of families in need of financial assistance.

AMDG Architects Endowed Scholarship Fund at Wheaton Academy
AMDG established this Endowed Scholarship Fund to provide a worthy student demonstrating financial need the opportunity to benefit from an education at Wheaton Academy.

Giving

  • 20 Liters
  • Alger Park CRC
  • All Belong
  • Association for A More Just Society
  • AYA Youth Collective
  • Barnabas Ministries, Inc.
  • Benjamin’s Hope
  • Bethany Christian Schools
  • BE WELL Center
  • Catholic Information Center
  • Charity Global, Inc: Water
  • Cherry Health Services
  • Children’s Healing Center
  • Christian Reformed Conference Grounds
  • Cutlerville East CRC
  • D.A. Blodgett / St. Johns
  • Deos Contemporary Ballet LLC
  • Down Syndrome Assoc. of Michigan
  • Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church
  • Flat River Outreach Ministries
  • Foundation for Catholic Secondary Education – West Catholic
  • Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
  • Friendship CRC – GEMS
  • Georgetown Harmony Homes
  • Grand Rapids Center for Community Transformation
  • Grand Rapids Children’s Museum
  • Grand Rapids Symphony
  • Grandville Christian Schools
  • Guiding Light
  • Hand2Hand Ministries
  • Heart of West MI United Way
  • Heart of West MI United Way – Family Stability Program
  • Heart of West MI United Way – Youth Education Program
  • HELP Pregnancy Aid
  • Holland Christian Schools
  • Holland Community Aquatics Center
  • Home Repair Services
  • Hope Academy
  • Hope College
  • Hospice Visions
  • Humane Society of West Michigan
  • Jackson Hole Classical Academy
  • Jenison Christian Schools
  • Kids Food Basket
  • Mel Trotter Ministries
  • Michigan Architectural Foundation
  • Neland Ave. CRC Building Fund
  • Noordeloos Christian Reformed Missions
  • Northwest Indiana Food Bank
  • Our Shepherds – Our Future, Inc.
  • Pregnancy Resource Center
  • Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary
  • Ravenna Baptist Church
  • Reclaim13
  • Rehoboth Christian Schools
  • Rock Steady Boxing
  • Rockford Rotary Foundation
  • Safe Haven Ministries
  • Shrine of St. Francis Xavier & Our Lady of Guadalupe
  • South Christian High School
  • St. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church
  • St. John Paul II Parish
  • St. Joseph the Worker Parish
  • St. Paul Center
  • St. Robert Catholic School
  • Starlight Ministries
  • The Luke Society
  • Timothy Christian Schools
  • Tom Hofmann Baseball Scholarship
  • Treetops collective
  • Trinitarians of Mary
  • Trinity Christian College
  • Urban Roots
  • Westra Bye Memorial Art Foundation
  • Wheaton Academy
  • Women’s Resource Center
  • WORLD movers
  • World Renew
  • Zuni Christian Mission School

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

Faye Richardson-Green | Consultant and Visiting Professor

In-Person Event at AMDG  |  Wednesday, February 28 | 4:00-5:00 PM

The Challenges of Leading Diverse Teams

Today’s work environment is full of challenges for today’s leadership including uncertainty with post-COVID business models; attracting adequate talent to support customer demands as well as navigating increasingly divisive social-political community dialogues around business diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts. This presentation will attempt to offer leaders’ perspectives on what DEI is and isn’t and how its challenges might be addressed.

Bio: Faye Richardson-Green believes people matter and are the differentiator in achieving organizational success. To that end, she frequently uses human-centered approaches to influence people performance and organizational culture change. Willing and able to address tough issues in a sensitive manner, Richardson-Green envisions making a difference in the world by inspiring individuals and organizations to adopt critical behavioral and mindset shifts needed to grow and thrive. Her primary strengths are listening deeply, challenging systemically, and thinking innovatively, especially when differing worldviews are present.

With more than 40 years of broad-based leadership experience and local market insight within for-profit and not-for-profit business sectors in Western Michigan, Richardson-Green has influenced the strategic direction of numerous organizations in roles as diverse as co-founder, committee chair, facilitator, and board trustee. These organizations include public and parochial school systems, healthcare systems, leadership institutions, foundations, and not-for-profit human services.

Faye Richardson-Green began her professional career in banking branch management. She continued developing her leadership capabilities during her 33 years at Steelcase Inc., a global work environments company. In 2015, she founded Richardson-Green Consulting LLC to share her expertise and knowledge with others. Known for her expertise in leadership development as well as diversity, equity, and inclusion, she frequently coaches and facilitates business professionals in the Midwest. Presently, Richardson-Green is a visiting professor at Grand Valley State University teaching a course on leading diverse work teams.

Richardson-Green’s broad-based community experience has resulted in her receiving many distinguished local awards, including: “Community Trustee” through the Grand Rapids (GR) Area Chamber of Commerce Center for Community Leadership; “Tribute” through the West Michigan YWCA; “Racial Justice Unity” through the Knights and Ladies of Peter Claver of the GR Catholic Diocese; and “The Raymond C Tardy Community Service Giant” recognition through the GR Community College Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion.

Richardson-Green attended the Executive Institute on Women and Leadership at Stanford University. Richardson-Green earned her bachelor’s degree in communications from Oakland University in Rochester, MI. The “Certified Diversity Professional” credential was bestowed by Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations in 2009 and “Certification in Cultural Intelligence” in 2016. Richardson-Green and her husband, Bob, reside in the greater Grand Rapids and share four sons, two daughters-in-law, eleven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Past Speakers
  • Matt Davidson, Superintendent of Timothy Christian Schools

    In-Person Event at AMDG  |  Thursday, October 26, 2023

     

    Fully Charged Leadership


    There’s an energy crisis in America that isn’t getting enough attention – the diminishing energy from today’s leaders. The demands on leadership today are significant. Some leaders are winning with record achievements but losing passion along the way. Some are experiencing growth and success, but their energy levels are declining. Some are in the midst of adversity and fighting harder than ever to climb out of a lull in their business or entire industry and it’s taking a vicious toll. Bottom line, too many leaders today are running on fumes.

    Leaders must explore and consider other sources of energy beyond conventional strategies. Your organization needs you fully charged in order to reach your full potential. Frankly, the same is true in families and other personal relationships. Be encouraged, there are renewable sources of energy for leaders.

    Bio:
    Matt Davidson is in his fourteenth year at the helm of Timothy Christian Schools (PK3 - 12) – the largest Christian school in Illinois and one of the largest in the country. During that time, Davidson and his team have raised over $60M for capital improvements, real estate acquisitions, existing programs, and new initiatives. Additionally, during his tenure, the school has earned a National Blue Ribbon of Excellence from the US Department of Education and increased enrollment to record numbers and capacity. He has championed six major capital campaign projects. Every step of the way Davidson has completed each campaign on schedule, under budget, and without debt. He frequently offers his consulting expertise on a variety of topics with other private schools, non-profits, businesses, and organizations. In particular, he enjoys coaching, inspiring, and challenging leaders.

    Just finishing his 30th year, Davidson has been involved in Christian education for his entire professional career. Davidson started his career in 1993 as a teacher and coach. His experiences in the classroom and the locker room have provided him with a well-rounded perspective of Christian schools and leadership. Eventually Davidson moved into administration as a Dean of Students and then a Principal before assuming his first head of school position at age 36 in the largest private school in Arizona before ultimately coming to Timothy Christian Schools (est. 1911). Davidson has successfully ushered in energizing change while maintaining a worthy respect of the institution’s history and foundation.

    Davidson is also involved with nearly a dozen boards and committees, mostly in the nonprofit world. He is a husband of 30 years and a father of 3 children – all married and all graduates of Christian schools. He is also a proud grandfather.