Our founders have a soft heart and generous spirit when it comes to helping disadvantaged youths in Chicago reach their full potential.
The Illinois Business Daily recently highlighted the $2.5 million gift of Khurram and Dr. Sameera Hussain, founders of Dental Dreams, to the innovative academic/squash organization called MetroSquash.
MetroSquash supports students from 5th grade through college graduation by offering mentoring and other academic opportunities as well as instruction in the sport of squash.
(MetroSquash CEO David) Kay said the best testament to MetroSquash’s success is its students, one of which is Joseph Harris. When Harris joined the organization in 2007, in 6th grade, he knew very little about the game of squash.
“I didn't imagine how influential the program would be in my life,” Harris said. “Being surrounded by like-minded students and staff that pushed me on and off the court helped me realize my potential. MetroSquash has strengthened my foundation and tools needed to be successful - leading me to The Hotchkiss School and Tufts University.”
Khurram and Dr. Hussain have given $2.8 million in total to MetroSquash, whose facility is on the South Side of Chicago.
We are so proud to work for a company whose founders feel so strongly about the future of our young people and put their money where their heart is.