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News & Featured Stories

No Greater Love

No Greater Love The Scudders of India have a long family tradition of devoting their lives to the assistance of others. But what if you were not a Scudder?  When a Scudder took a bride, planning to return to India, did their vow include," ...to have and to hold from...

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Journey to India

An Indian Chronicle   by Charles S. K. Scudder President of the Scudder Association Foundation, Inc.   This Chronicle is a record of the trip to India by members of The Scudder Association Foundation in January 2019 to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of John and...

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One Step At A Time by Dr. Reena George

The Scudder Association Foundation members who traveled to Vellore for the 200th year centennial of Dr John and Harriet Scudder's mission work in India and Sri Lanka met with author Reene George. 'She took us on a tour of the central parts of the campus which were...

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Dinner with Dr. Thomas Samuel Ram

The Scudder family members who are in Vellore and Ranipet, India this week for the Bicentennial Year celebration of Scudders in India, attended a dinner hosted by Dr. Thomas Samuel Ram and his family. Dr Ram is Professor and Head of the Radiation Oncology Unit 1 at...

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Happy New Year

The Scudder Association Foundation is proud to be celebrating what has become a 200 year tradition of service to others.

Here’s wishing the world new hope, new joy and new beginnings in 2019…

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To All Our Members

Wishing all our members the merriest of Christmases and the happiest of New Years.

From The Scudder Association Foundation

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CMC – Centennial Gala

Gala Honors Anna Pulimood & Chelsea Clinton at 100th Anniversary Celebration Thursday December 13, 2018, the CMC Foundation celebrated the founding of CMC by Dr. Ida Scudder 100 years ago, by presenting awards to Dr. Anna Pulimood, President of CMC College and...

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2018 Bicentennial Reunion

The Scudder Association met in Hull, Massachusetts at the Nantasket Beach Resort on October 12- 14, 2018. The Reunion was very special this year.  It was held in the Boston area to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Dr. John Scudder and his wife Harriet’s departure...

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Trip to India – Jan 2019

The Arrangements Have Been Made Imagine  being 25 years old with a young bride and departing from Boston's Fulton Dock on the 8th day of June 1818. Dr. and Mrs. John Scudder began a four (4) month journey to Calcutta, and on to Colombo, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka). The...

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Wife and Mother of 4 Board Members Leaves Us

It is with great regret that we note the passing of Marian Bunce. Marian Bunce, of Huntington, NY, has long been an important part of the Scudder Association. Her influence on the Association can not be overstated; her husband Arthur, and 4 children, Annmarie, Thomas,...

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The Beat Goes On

Witness the powerful presentation of a 7th Generation Scudder's return to India Dr. Allison Taylor, great,great,great,great granddaughter of Dr. Silas Scudder, founder of Scudder Memorial Hospital, Ranipet, India, presented to the Board of Directors' Bicentennial...

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100 Years in the Making

Former President, Rob Fish, Delivers The 7th Annual Dr. Ida S. Scudder Humanitarian Oration On August 9, 2018 the seventh annual Dr. Ida S. Scudder Humanitarian Oration was held in the Scudder Auditorium, Christian Medical College, Vellore.  The Oration was delivered...

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We’re Back!

You may recall we sent you this email back in April, 2017.     It was our intention at the time to roll out an ambitious membership campaign via the Internet and Social Media to a portion of the Scudders discovered in Linkedin . However due to limited,...

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Bad News – Good News

First the Bad News . . . Now the Good News . . . Nantasket has extended the Reservation Deadline to September 5th, 2018  We have been notified that the Nantasket Hotel is fully booked for our Reunion Weekend and that they can only honor those requesting a reservation...

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India Travel Requirements

Travel Visa:  Print or Download This Document Visa Online Application      it can take more than 2 weeks to get your visa, so plan well in advance (costs may vary based on conversion rate at application time)      Country Duration of Visa Consular Fee      US Citizens...

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Count Down to History

  Mark your Calendars - 60 Days to Our Historic Bicentennial Celebration Come join us as we celebrate an historic occasion - 200 years of a family's devotion to the service of others. The Scudder Association will hold its Annual Meeting just outside Boston, in...

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2018 Vellore CMC Foundation Annual Meeting

The Foundation welcomed its CMC Guests: Dr. JV Peter (Director), Dr. Jayanthi Peter and Dr. Vikram Mathews (Associate Director). This was Dr. Peter’s first visit to NYC since assuming the role of Director in late 2017. Dr. Peter provided an update on the latest awards...

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Scudder Bicentennial Celebration

The Scudders are coming! October 12 -14, 2018   Come with us this fall as we gather in Boston for our next Annual Meeting and to celebrate Dr. John Scudder and his wife, Harriet, sailing for the far east in 1818 to begin the Scudder’s long tradition of medical...

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Edwina Youth-Scudder Hospitalized

A Venerable Member of the Scudder Association Hospitalized We recently received the following notice from Patricia Carrol with Vellore CMC Foundation. Hello everyone, I spoke with Dr. Elise Youth, the daughter of Edwina Scudder-Youth, who advised me that her mother...

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Bicentennial Visitation Gift

As the Scudder Association prepares for its January journey to India's medical missions, founded and operated by Scudders, join the Board of Governors in a fund raising campaign to present a financial gift to Scudder Memorial Hospital during our visit. The Board has...

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An Exponential Family Man

The Scudder Association Mourns the Loss of a Good Friend and Great Genealogist It is with sadness the Scudder Association announces the sudden passing of Christopher Eric Scudder, a Board member, Genealogy Officer and dear friend to many in the Association. Chris...

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Who says you can’t go home again?

In spite of Thomas Wolfe's assertion, Dr. James Taylor, his wife, Dr. Susan Taylor and his daughter Allison, a 4th year medical student returned to India where they continued a nearly 200 year tradition of fostering medical care. Dr.James Taylor, serves on the Boards...

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7th Generation Scudder – Off to India

199 Years And 7 Generations Later ... Another Scudder Departs for India Allison Taylor, continues a long and proud tradition of Scudders in service to the medical community of India. Both her father, Jim Taylor and mother, Susan Taylor are physicians and Allison is...

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Annmarie Bunce Named Teacher of the Year !!

Annmarie a life long member of the Scudder Association family and past Board Member has won, "Teacher of the Year", at Walt Whitman High School in Huntington Station, NY. Annmarie's brother, Arthur Bunce, said in his Facebook post  'It also came as no surprise to...

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President’s Introductory Remarks

The following is a transcript of Charles S.K. Scudder's introductory remarks on being elected President of the Scudder Association, at the Annual Meeting of the General Membership, December,4, 2017. Dear Cousins,      Well, thank you all very much indeed for electing...

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Sri Lanka Celebrates 200 Years of Scudder Service

This is a special news item submitted by Jack Gillmar   The Church of the American Ceylon Mission has been celebrating its 200-year old history of work with missionaries from the United States for two years. Five young men, students of Williams College in...

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Final Letter from Rob Fish – President

As I conclude my second term as the president of your family organization, The Scudder Association, I want to thank all those who have supported my efforts these past 6 years.    You all know who you are, and I do not need to read off all the names. As I now live in...

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Newsletter November 2017

      November, 2017 — LATEST NEWS & EVENTS — Annual Meeting   December 4th, 2017 - Norwalk CT - 6:00 PM  Hear ye, Hear Ye ! You are invited to attend in person or via conference call the meeting of the Membership of the Scudder Association , Inc....

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Annual Meeting December 4, 2017

Hear ye, Hear ye !! You are invited to and may attend in person or via conference call the meeting of the Membership of The Scudder Association, Inc. to be held on December 4, 2017.   Attend In Person: At the Doubletree Hotel, 789 Connecticut Ave Norwalk,...

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Our Thoughts and Prayers Are With You

There are a good many Scudders among the millions affected by Hurricanes Harvey & Irma. The hearts of the Country and our Association have been saddened at the vast destruction brought on by the hurricanes roiling out of the Caribbean. We have been fortunate that...

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The world is a little colder now

Gordon R. Sherman, June 21, 1937 - August 2, 2017 It is with great sadness to announce we have lost one of our most active and endearing members, Gordon Sherman. We wish to express our deepest sympathies to his wife and life long partner, Cy, as well as his children...

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CMC Vellore Names New Director

The Scudder Association would like to thank Dr. Sunil Chandy for his excellent service during his 4 year appointment and  congratulate Dr. JV Peter on his selection as CMC Director.    Click here to link to CMC announcement  

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Ringling, Barnum, Bailey & Scudder

After a 207 year run, "The Greatest Show On Earth" will close where it all began.     John Scudder, an amateur taxidermist, opens the American Museum in New York City at 21 Chatham Street.  Catering to mostly wealthy gentlemen, the museum offered science...

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Making Friends & Finding Family

 April 2017 Dear Friends & Family, Growing up I never met another “Scudder” outside of my immediate family. It wasn’t until I had gone off in the Army that I bumped into my first new “Scudder”, a River Boat Pilot, in Saigon. It was a first time for both of us....

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The Long Way Home

 A Gesture of Love and Esteem Finds Its Way Home After a journey of 85 years and tens of thousands of miles, this historic commemorative silver tray has found its way back to its place of origin, Scudder Memorial Hospital. Discover the woman behind the tray and...

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Special “K”

Not all Scudders spell it with a "C".  Hear and read Paul Skudder's account of his "Mirakle" on a mountain. Dr. Harley Rotbart, Professor, Vice Chairman Emeritus of the Department of Pediatrics University of Colorado Medical School, and Dr. Paul Skudder, a vascular...

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Exciting News from SMH

This is our third report from our Indian Grant Chair, Dr. James Taylor's recent trip to India. Thomas Cook Travel Donates 5 Much Needed Dialysis Machines With a generous grant from the Thomas Cook Travel Group, SMH's dialysis unit will nearly double in size with 5...

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Friendly Incoming

Giving is a 2 Way Street While virtue may be its own reward, it is gratifying nonetheless, to be on the receiving end of someone's appreciation. That was exactly how we felt when Emma Bigelow contacted us from Lake Michigan College with her kind words. We look forward...

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“Standing on the Shoulders of Giants”

Our intrepid India Grants Chair, Dr. James Taylor, was busy on his recent visit to India.  He just forwarded us this report, supplemented with photos from our friends at CMC Vellore Foundation. Thank you to all who helped.  Brick laying ceremony for Kannigapuram...

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God Bless the Dreamers

It is only fitting that today, on Martin Luther King Day, we remember that we were not the only ones inspired by "Aunt Ida's" love and compassion. Mahatma Gandhi visited Dr. Ida Scudder and the CMC Vellore Medical School, in 1928. It was an historic occasion when two...

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Meet a Scudder

Nathaniel Scudder (May 10, 1733 – October 17, 1781) was an American physician and patriot leader during the Revolutionary War. He served as a delegate for New Jersey to the Continental Congress, where he was one of two delegates from New Jersey to sign the Articles of...

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Let’s Get Social

The Scudder Association is embarking into uncharted waters (for us) by launching a social media effort to reach out to current and potential members. In the coming weeks, we will be "Friending" and "Connecting" with cousins around the world.  It is an exciting time to...

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Let's get social. The Scudder Association is embarking into uncharted waters (for us) by launching a social media effort to reach out to current and potential members. In the coming weeks, we will be "Friending" and "Connecting" with cousins around the world.  It is...

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Invite Some Friends for Lunch this New Year

We agree with our friends in Vellore, invite friends for lunch, early and often. We at the Scudder Association can think of no better New Year's Resolution than inviting friends for lunch, unless of course it's for dinner or inviting them to join our Association....

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Help Santa Knock Off Early Christmas Eve

    Scudder Association memberships make wonderful last minute Christmas presents. A gift from you that can last a lifetime. A downloadable membership certificate with a gift note will be sent to you for printing in time to put in their stocking or to...

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Happy 146th Birthday Aunt ‘Dr.’ Ida S. Scudder

In Honor of Aunt Ida's birthday December 9th, we want to send a BIG 'Thank You' to all "Scudders", past and present who help continue her mission of providing medical care for all . We salute all of the thousands of CMC Vellore, medical and nursing students that have...

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Welcome Back !

Dear Cousins: Darwin noted that a species either adapts to change or goes extinct.  The Scudder Association is no different. The last decade has seen dramatic changes in both the Association and the way the world communicates. To respond to this, we have devoted...

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Jawadhi Hills Campaign

“One small step for philanthropy, one giant leap for the Scudder Association.”

It is a distinct pleasure to launch our first fully integrated on-line charitable campaign.

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Something to Smile About

We had asked our President, Rob Fish to assist us in getting the word out about our new Scudder Association digital network and discovered that he was unavailable over the weekend.  We assumed he was sailing, golfing or just savoring the lingering vestiges of summer....

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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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Dr. Ida Scudder, Vellore, India.
Find out how this legendary woman’s spirit lives on today.

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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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