This year, we are honored to welcome Drs. Abhay and Rani Bang, Indian activists and community health researchers, to deliver the 11th Dr. Ida S. Scudder Humanitarian Oration. Please join us on Thursday, August 11th at 9:00am EDT.
For Nearly 100 Years ...
We have supported the Christian Medical College & Hospital of Vellore (CMC), one of India’s most prestigious private healthcare and medical education institutions.
Through your generosity, we fund research that’s shaping the future of medicine; education that prepares India’s next generation of healthcare professionals to tackle the country’s toughest health challenges; and compassionate care that provides physical and spiritual healing for those most in need.
Philanthropy Built on Partnership and Purpose
By nurturing lasting relationships with individuals and organizations who share our passion for CMC’s mission and Ida S. Scudder’s ethos, the Foundation continues to be a source of enduring innovation and compassion. Learn about our key partners below.
CMC’s U.S. alumni serve as the standard bearers for charitable giving and leadership in their support of the Foundation and CMC. This extraordinary group inspires and challenges itself and others to act as a force for good in their own communities and around the world.
CMC’s and the Foundation’s relationship with the U.S. faith-based community dates back to the year 1900. Through the extraordinary support of various denominations, CMC has deepened its dedication to high-quality care and expanded its reach to include millions.
Many supporters of CMC -- here in the U.S. -- have ties to this unique institution that are founded upon first hand experiences resulting in a genuine desire to ensure the continued success of this organization -- one that has adopted empathy as an institutional culture.
Since 1982, the collaborative efforts of CMC and the Foundation have resulted in public sector grants totalling $11 million from the U.S. Government’s American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (ASHA) program. The result has been dramatic improvements in charitable care.
Through the development of long-term collaborative relationships with the most well-respected U.S. medical research and education institutions, the Foundation has fostered individual and institutional achievements that benefit students, faculty and patients alike.
The Scudder family’s dedication to missionary work, which dates back more than 200 years, gave rise to the founding of CMC. Ida Scudder, the granddaughter of the first U.S. missionary to travel abroad, began her own medical mission in Vellore in 1900.
Christian Medical College, Vellore
A Bold Vision with Humble Beginnings
The Christian Medical College (CMC) in Vellore, India was founded in 1900 as a one-room clinic by Dr. Ida S. Scudder. Today, CMC is a renowned medical institution that cares for over two million patients and trains thousands of doctors, nurses and other medical professionals each year. CMC conducts the region’s most advanced medical research, training, and health programs.
News and Noteworthy
Fairfax Financial Holdings, Quess Corp and CMC Vellore Partner to Open 350-Bed Pediatric Specialty Center on CMC’s New Ranipet Campus
On Friday, May 6, 2022, Fairfax Financial Holdings, along with its business services provider Quess Corp, signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with the Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore, to
In response to the deadly second wave of COVID-19 in India, the Foundation has raised $1.41 million through a concerted effort with CMC, as well as through the efforts and effectiveness of our Board, alumni, faith-based community, loyal friends and more than 500 newfound donors.
USAID/ASHA Funding of CMC’s Maternal and Neonatal Intensive Care Units Provides Significant Improvement in Diagnostics and Treatment
In collaboration with the Vellore CMC Foundation, CMC has been actively engaged in the roll-out of a USAID American Schools and Hospital Abroad (ASHA) funded program targeted at “Improving Maternal
Our Pledge to You
100 percent of your gift goes towards the improvement of healthcare in India.
As responsible stewards of the resources entrusted to our care, we pledge to utilize every donation wisely and effectively to fulfill our donors’ intent. We promise to ensure the realization of the humanitarian missions for which our organization exists.