What Is GivingTuesday?

“GivingTuesday this year is December 1st and was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past seven years, it has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.”

The importance of Giving Tuesday has never been more acute than the one we have before us.  2020 has by any account been a daunting year and the need for our contributions have never been greater.

“Giving Tuesday,” is a wonderful time with the holiday season approaching , to take time and reflect on the generations of Scudders who dedication, everlasting efforts, and vision continue to this day. We urge you to continue to support their work.

The Foundation sponsors six categories for donations:

Education Grants:

Established funds specifically to provide scholarships for those seeking careers in: Medical and Nursing Studies, Social Services (Teaching – Psychological Counseling – Public Social Services Studies),and Divinity (Religious and Spiritual Studies) for students attending educational institutions in the USA.

Vision, Mission & Values – Vellore Christian Medical College Foundation

The Scudders have been involved in the Tamil region of India for over 200 years

India Grants Program – This program provides funding for general and specific support to all of the India organizations which has included several schools started by members of the Scudder family.

Christian Medical College – CMC Vellore was founded by an American, Dr. Ida S. Scudder. Born in South India in 1870, she spent most of her childhood in the US and was educated there. In 1899 was one of the first woman graduates of Cornell Medical as a doctor, she returned to Vellore to provide medical care for the women and children denied medical attention by male physicians. Today CMC Vellore is the largest private hospital in India.

This link will provide you with  a recent update on CMC’s Covid-19 status

Click here to view a Covid -19 update from CMC Director, J.V. Peter

Jawadhi Hills Campaign - Our 1st On-line CMC Philanthropic Campaign - The Scudder Association Foundation

Jawadhi Hills – CMC’s Community Health & Development, or CHAD, has provided comfort and care along with the promise of improved health and sanitary conditions to the fiercely autonomous 80,000 villagers of Jawadhi Hills, since the 1980’s. The villages are perched 4,000 feet above and to west of Vellore.

Wilhelmina Noordyk – first Nursing Superintendent of the Scudder Memorial Hospital, in Ranipet, India.

Scudder Memorial Hospital – Wilhelmina Noordyk Nursing Scholarship – Over her 35 years of service she become the first Nursing Superintendent of the Scudder Memorial Hospital, in Ranipet, India.  This campaign which will help support nursing students for their education with an added bonus offer by either partial or full funding of tuition assistance  for a semester.

Scudder Memorial Hospital – Scudder Memorial Hospital has been providing quality healthcare for the past 150 years in and around Ranipet. The History of the hospital dates back to the middle of 19th century when Dr. Silas Downer Scudder started the hospital in Ranipet on March 17, 1866.

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