Aug 2010 - Present
Ongoing support of 50 underprivileged children's education at Crescent High School in India.
Avid golfer, skilled tennis player, gifted in music (both vocal and Instrumental).
Raihan Sayeed, a freshman at Loyola University Chicago, studies pre-med and business while representing his class as a Senator in the Unified Student Government Association. Since enrolling at the university, Mr. Sayeed has traveled to a medical school admissions seminar at Illinois State University, as well as a presentation on health systems management at Rush University Medical Center. He also shadowed a primary-care physician and pediatrician for 30 hours during the summer of 2009, garnering positive comments from both doctors. Also in 2009, Raihan Sayeed began volunteering at St. James Hospital and Health Centers in Chicago and remains with the organization to this day. Additionally, he traveled to India to work with the Al-Kareem Welfare Society, providing medical care and health advice to rural inhabitants of the country. From 2003 until 2009, Ray Sayeed visited India for one week every year to teach, motivate, and assist underprivileged students at Crescent High School. Locally, he taught English as a Second Language students at the parochial SUFFAH Educational and Guidance Center. Other philanthropic organizations that benefited from Raihan Sayeed’s assistance include American Charities, Indian Muslim Relief & Charities, and Vital Home and Health Care, Inc. Before matriculating at Loyola University Chicago, Raihan Sayeed spent his adolescent years at Lincoln-Way East High School, where he placed on the honor roll, acted as a Student Ambassador for transfer students, and belonged to the Future Business Leaders of America and the local Key Club. He also signed up for summer classes in Spanish and communications at nearby Moraine Valley Community College. Active in sports, Ray Sayeed played basketball, varsity and junior varsity golf, and varsity and junior varsity tennis for his school.