Morris B Squire z”L

Founder and Honorary Board Member

Morris Bear Squire (November 5, 1923 – March 2014) was an American psychologist and hospital administrator who was best known for his philanthropy. Squire was the former owner and CEO of a national chain of 26 medical care facilities. He also founded several charitable organizations including the Forest Foundation, Moishe House and the Morris B. Squire Art Foundation. Squire’s philanthropic endeavors were heavily focused particularly on supporting Jewish causes. Morris Bear Squire was born on November 5, 1923 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Ukrainian immigrants. His father was a dentist and his mother was a pharmacist. Squire earned degrees in psychology from the University of Illinois and University of Chicago. In 1958, Squire purchased a Chicago psychiatric hospital. During the subsequent years, Squire purchased and administrated 25 more psychiatric treatment facilities. In 1963, Squire established the Forest Foundation, a non-profit organization for funding psychology research. After retiring as Chief Executive Officer and selling off his corporation, Squire founded Moishe House.