Our Story

Our Story

The Make a Positive Difference Foundation was established in 2007 after a mission trip to Kosovo by Roger Anderson, M.A.P.D. President. In his visits to fledgling Christian churches in Kosovo, Roger met many young Christian students who were searching for effective ways to become leaders in spreading their Christian faith in their communities and country. Believing that higher education was a key component in developing Christian leaders, Roger assembled a team of individuals who shared his belief and established the Make a Positive Difference Foundation.

Where We Work

  • Kosovo
  • Romania
  • Kenya

Our Mission

The mission of the Make a Positive Difference Foundation is to enhance the lives of young International Christian students and the children of missionary families by providing financial support and scholarships for higher education. By providing educational opportunities that these students might not otherwise have, we feel that these students will become strong, upright Christian leaders and will make a positive difference in their homes, communities, and countries in the future.

Board of Directors

Roger Anderson - Founder & President

Senior Director of Learning, The Home Depot, Inc. (Retired)

Roger has over 30 years experience in various corporate leadership positions at The Home Depot including store manager positions, Director of Learning for a field Division and Senior Director of Learning for the company. Prior to retirement he was responsible for the development and deployment of all training to 350,000 store associates across the company.

Roger has long had an interest in developing Christian leaders. He has served as a deacon in his church and was responsible for large scale volunteer efforts to serve in his local community. He has a great passion for ‘giving back’ to the community and has had great success in getting others to see the value and blessing of serving others. Roger and his wife now beginning a homestead on 23 acres in rural Georgia.

Greg Stevens, Ph.D - Secretary

President, Performance Based Learning, LLC

Greg has over 30 years in business and education. As President of Performance Based Learning, Greg provides project management training to a variety of companies. Previously, he worked as a manager of training for Home Depot for 10 years. Additionally, Greg has served as a both a full time and part-time professor of business administration for over 15 years. Additionally, Greg serves as the Secretary for the Emerald Isle Board of Directors in Pensacola Beach, Florida.

Greg and his wife, Christie, live in Smyrna, Georgia. They are both active members of St. Benedict’s Episcopal Church. In his spare time, Greg loves to hike, travel, and spend time at the beach.

Robert Diee - Director

Facilities Manager Smyrna First United Methodist Church

Robert is currently Facilities Manager at Smyrna First United Methodist Church. He is also an active real estate investor and remodels run-down properties.

Robert enjoys volunteering in the community. He has helped build Habitat for Humanity homes, and has participated in several church outreach programs. Robert also mentors military personnel assimilating back to civilian careers. He lives in the greater Atlanta area and in his spare time can be found cycling on the Silver Comet Trail.