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At Gonzalez, we believe that giving back is one of the most important missions of any successful organization.

From the very beginning, the Gonzalez portfolio has supported many various charities, from United Way to Juvenile Diabetes. Over the years, our reach has extended to philanthropic causes, both large and small, culminating in creating the Ric Gonzalez Memorial Foundation ( to help provide college scholarships to Hispanic students in our region.

The future is everyone’s responsibility! We believe the best way to do this is by Improving education opportunities and experiences for our local youth. It is important to reassure our children that their hard work and perseverance have been recognized and that their future is valued.

Today, we continue to support dozens of charitable causes involving poverty, disease, youth services, and education.

Each year, the Ric Gonzalez Memorial Fund provides scholarships to deserving Hispanic students throughout the Southeastern Michigan region. Since its creation in 2004, the Ric Gonzalez Memorial Foundation has awarded 153 scholarships totaling $551,500, which can be used towards college tuition and necessary school supplies.

Established to honor the life and commitment of Frederick Julian Gonzalez, co-manager of Gonzalez Design Group, the Ric Gonzalez Memorial Fund provides scholarships to deserving Hispanic students throughout the Southeastern Michigan region.

For more information about the Ric Gonzalez Memorial Foundation or for ways to get involved, donate or apply, please visit:
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