We’re grateful for the continual support of our clients and neighbors who have helped us achieve success. It’s our honor and privilege to return the favor as active members of our community. Here are some of the initiatives that are most important to us.

The idea of putting others first comes naturally to us, from our clients to our neighbors – it’s the right thing to do. You’ll find us giving back in countless ways, rolling up our sleeves and pitching in to support the organizations that help this community thrive. We invite you to learn more about the educational, civic, social and philanthropic endeavors we support with our time, energy and expertise. If you’d like to be involved, please feel free to contact us to learn more about upcoming events.

  • Family Business Alliance

    The Family Business Alliance is a unique model of cross-sector cooperation that draws the best from research, expertise, practice, and service delivery for the benefit of family-owned businesses in West Michigan. The Sytsma Group has been a member of the FBA since 2009.

  • Kiwanis

    Kiwanis is a global organization dedicated to strengthening communities and developing the future of youth. Their motto is to "change the world one child and one community at a time." Currently there are 8,000 clubs worldwide and 184 of those clubs are located in Michigan.

    Tom has been a member since 2011.

  • Center for Community Leadership

    Leadership Grand Rapids (LGR) is a nine-month community leadership program from the Center for Community Leadership. This program is committed to enhancing and connecting leaders from business, non-profits and government. For over 20 years, the program has empowered participants with a comprehensive understanding of our community's challenges and opportunities, providing a broader knowledge of the community and participants role as community trustees.

    Tom is a graduate of the 2010 class.

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  • Local First

    Local First is the premier organization advocating for local business ownership. Founded in 2003, it has grown into a nationally recognized organization representing nearly 600 locally owned businesses in West Michigan.

    The Sytsma Group has been a member of Local First since 2006.

    Local First Business logo

Raymond James is not affiliated with the above organizations and/or charitable causes.