Tanks are again menacing, and bombs are falling, and people are again fighting for their liberties or fleeing for their lives. Images recall horrific pasts, giving clarity to present chaos, reminding of millions who have fought for freedom or have been refugees in search of freedom.
Scudder Family Historical & Biographical Journal
‘Dedicated to informing, preserving and promoting the Scudder family heritage of service and philanthropy’
Gail Halvorsen, the Berlin Candy Bomber, dies Feb. 16, 2022: A Scudderoid” Whose Notable Legacy Began with Two Sticks of Gum. Lt. Gail Halvorsen, the Candy Bomber, gave hope and love to starving German children during the 1948 Berlin Airlift to counteract the Soviet blockade
Good evening, everyone. I am very glad that you are participating in this second virtual Annual Meeting of the Membership of The Scudder Association Foundation, Inc. after another extremely challenging year. A warm welcome to all the Members who are not Board Members and are participating by telephone. You may use the chat feature to send a message. Alternatively, if you wish to address the meeting you may signal the meeting supervisor, and we will activate your microphone. Please wait until the end of the presentations to do this.
To those who have provided support, we thank you. We reached our matching gift challenge of $20,000 but it’s not over yet! We are still accepting donations until Christmas. After Ida Scudder bore witness to the deaths of three expectant mothers in 1894, she determined, “I could not bear to think of these young girls as dead…I must go home and study medicine and come back to India to help such women.”
We are within $6,800 of our matching goal of $20,000! This will provide the CMC Vellore with $60,000 to go to the maternity care facility which will be a 24-hour maternal health facility in the Jawadhi Hills that provides childbirth deliveries, obstetric, neonatal intensive care, and maternal-child healthcare training.
In a boon to the poor, the 150 year old, Ranipet based Scudder Memorial hospital has volunteered to provide free cleft lip/palate surgery through its comprehensive cleft treatment center attached to the department of dental and maxillofacial surgery, according to hospital superintendent Dr U Suresh Rao.
Recent Word from our friends at CMC Vellore Foundation is... CMC Vellore Hospital,President J.V. Peter, sent word to New York, that,"”Although the second wave continues to wane, albeit slowly in our region, we are on guard to ensure that we are prepared to face...
We are saddened to report the death of Edwina Scudder Youth in Levittown, Pa on May 15, 2021. She was born on August 2, 1934 in Huntingdon, Long Island to Edwin and Susan Scudder. As a child, Edwina developed a passion for medicine and received a nursing degree from the Columbia University School of Nursing in September, 1955. She became head nurse of the surgical department at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, and later at Mercer Medical Center in Trenton, New Jersey.
For over 200 years the Scudders have provided direct medical care and comfort to the peoples of India. For over 100 years Scudder families have provided financial support to those medical services through the philanthropic efforts of the Scudder Association Foundation. It is a tradition we have quietly continued. However, not since the turbulent period of Indian Independence in the 1940’s, has the work begun by the Scudders and continued by the thousands of graduates of the CMC Vellore and Scudder Memorial Hospital medical programs come under a graver threat to the welfare of the communities they serve, than now.
PRESIDENT’S ADDRESS AT THE 2020 ANNUAL MEETING OF MEMBERS OF THE SCUDDER ASSOCIATION FOUNDATION, INC. November 16, 2020 Charles S. K. Scudder, President Good evening everyone. I am glad that you are participating in this virtual Annual Meeting of The Scudder...