India Missions

A Royal Salute for the Gillmar Family in India

A Royal Salute for the Gillmar Family in India

A Royal Salute for the Gillmar Family in India   Foundation board member Jack Scudder Gillmar and his family were greeted with fanfare when they visited the Arni School in Tamil Nadu, India, in January, 2024, including a musical salute from Arni students. The...

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Big events at CMC Vellore

Big events at CMC Vellore

Foundation Board Member and First Vice President Dr. James Taylor was on hand in Vellore in mid-January for some big developments at Christian Medical College. They included launching of new laboratories, groundbreaking for the new pharmacy college, and expansion of housing facilities. The details, with pictures, are in the CMC Newsletter.

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A Letter from India

A Letter from India

Walter Scudder IV, a student at Eastern Connecticut University and a Scudder Association Foundation scholarship winner, returned home in mid-January from a memorable trip to Scudder-supported facilities in India. He is the great-great-grandson of Reverend Walter Scudder who founded Walter Scudder High School. Here’s his account of the visit.

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Greetings from Dr. Sam Raj in India

Greetings from Dr. Sam Raj in India

“It is still like a dream that came and went—something beyond our wildest imaginations.” So wrote Dr. Sam Raj in an email to Scudder Association Foundation Board member Jack Gillmar.

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Christmas Greetings from Bishop Sharma

Christmas Greetings from Bishop Sharma

Christmas, surrounded by warmth, love, hope, and laughter, let us not forget those whose lives are clouded with darkness and despair. In the Holy lands of Israel and Palestine, where our Savior once walked, countless innocent children are caught and lost their precious life and future in the crossfire of conflict, enduring terrifying circumstances that no child should ever have to face.

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A Wonderful Note from India

A Wonderful Note from India

The great work of the Scudder family and the Scudder Association Foundation in India continues to draw praise and gratitude.
Newly elected SAF President Sue Swanson recently received this note from Bishop Sharma of the CSI Diocese of Vellore. To read Bishop Sharma’s message, click on the picture or title.

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Scudder Memorial Hospital

Jack Gillmar’s India Trip October 2022

Jack Gillmar’s India Trip October 2022

This is a slide presentation of pictures and information during Jack Gillmar’s (SAF Board Member) recent trip to Southern India and visits of Scudder Memorial Hospital (SMH), Christian Medical College (CMC), and the various sites supported by both and our foundation.

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Emunah – Scudder Memorial Newsletter Vol 1 Issue 4

Emunah – Scudder Memorial Newsletter Vol 1 Issue 4

"Emunah" Scudder Memorial Newsletter Vol 1 Issue 4 - July - August 2022 I would like to thank the Editorial team and others who contributed to the making of this issue of the newsletter. Please enjoy this next issue focusing on the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial...

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Emunah – Scudder Memorial Newsletter Vol 1 Issue 2

Emunah – Scudder Memorial Newsletter Vol 1 Issue 2

The first Newsletter Emunah has been well-received, and we got positive feedback from many quarters. I would like to thank the Editorial team and others who contributed to the making of the newsletter. Please enjoy this next issue focusing on the OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY department.

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“Emunah” – Scudder Memorial Hospital Vol 1 Issue 1

“Emunah” – Scudder Memorial Hospital Vol 1 Issue 1

  Dr. Anbu Suresh Rao, Medical Superintendent of The Scudder Memorial Hospital in Ranipet  (“SMH”) has published the first of what we are told will be bi-monthly Newsletters about SMH, entitled “Emunah”. (The meaning of “Emunah” can be found on page 1 of the Newsletter.) 

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Scudder Memorial Hospital Providing Free Cleft Lip/Palate Surgery

Scudder Memorial Hospital Providing Free Cleft Lip/Palate Surgery

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.

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Scudder Memorial Hospital Celebrates 150th Birthday

Scudder Memorial Hospital Celebrates 150th Birthday

Scudder Memorial Hospital celebrated its Sesquicentennial on September 3rd and the founder's great-great grandson, Dr. James H. Taylor was in attendance. James has been a active supporter at SMH and was invited as one of the keynote speakers at the celebration. James...

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CMC Foundation – Vellore

Big events at CMC Vellore

Big events at CMC Vellore

Foundation Board Member and First Vice President Dr. James Taylor was on hand in Vellore in mid-January for some big developments at Christian Medical College. They included launching of new laboratories, groundbreaking for the new pharmacy college, and expansion of housing facilities. The details, with pictures, are in the CMC Newsletter.

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CMC Vellore Foundation 2022 Annual Report

CMC Vellore Foundation 2022 Annual Report

“We are pleased to announce our publication of the Foundation’s 2022 Annual Report, which reflects upon our continued efforts to support the Christian Medical College and Hospital of Vellore’s drive towards excellence in health care services, education, and research. A hard copy of the report has been mailed to your home and should arrive within the next few days. In the meantime, we hope you will take a moment to enjoy this digital edition, as we report on the impact of your extraordinary support.

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Jack Gillmar’s India Trip October 2022

Jack Gillmar’s India Trip October 2022

This is a slide presentation of pictures and information during Jack Gillmar’s (SAF Board Member) recent trip to Southern India and visits of Scudder Memorial Hospital (SMH), Christian Medical College (CMC), and the various sites supported by both and our foundation.

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CMC Vellore Videos

CMC Vellore Videos

CMC Vellore Videos by Jack Gillmar - Scudder Association Foundation Board Member "I have researched CMC on youtube.com where there are lots of good videos on CMC. These four that I have screened and attached below make a very nice set." Jack- Gillmar   Our...

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News From Our Friends In Vellore

News From Our Friends In Vellore

“On behalf of the institution, I wish to place on record our appreciation…we are overwhelmed at the efforts taken by you all to raise funds for the COVID work at CMC. This has definitely taken a huge pressure off us.”- Dr. J.V. Peter. Thanks to the incredible generosity of CMC’s network of alumni, family, and friends, the Foundation raised over $1.41 million in support of CMC’s fight against the second deadly wave of COVID-19.

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CMC Vellore Update May 26th, 2021

CMC Vellore Update May 26th, 2021

To support CMC COVID response, we have made two wire transfer equaling just under $550,000 (thus far) and we have also raised $852,602 (in cash contributions) towards our goal of $1.25 million. am also pleased to report that in collaboration with Montefiore Medical Center and New York City Health & Hospital, we have assembled of list of new ventilation equipment and PPE supplies valued at $3.4 million that are scheduled for air shipment to India – with CMC as the designated recipient of these pre-approved Gifts-in-Kind.

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CMC Vellore Update – May 8, 2021

CMC Vellore Update – May 8, 2021

Having just completed a zoom conference with JV Peter, Chandra Singh and others, I am compelled to share with you that the Supreme Court of India just hours ago appointed a 12-person team to provide the guidance needed to help resolve the current healthcare crisis in their country. Two of twelve people assigned to this task force were from CMC – Drs. Cherry Kang and JV Peter.  Impressive!

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CMC – In the News

CMC – In the News

CMC was recently spotlighted on India Today due to its extraordinary response to the coronavirus in India and in Harvard Business Review as a leading and innovative non-profits in Health Care. Check out these news stories.

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Ida Scudder 1899 Cornell Fellowship Awarded

Ida Scudder 1899 Cornell Fellowship Awarded

Dr. Madelon Finkel, Foundation Board member as well as Director Office of Global Health Education and Professor of Healthcare Policy and Research at Weill Cornell Medical College (WCMC), hosted the annual Reception for Global Health Fellows on Thursday, May 12 at the College.

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