Ida Scudder Legacy

Celebrating 100 Years of Excellence and Women’s Empowerment at CMC

In 2018, the Foundation came together with friends and supporters to celebrate Dr. Ida S. Scudder at a Centennial Celebration Gala in New York City. Her tireless dedication to disadvantaged communities in India, and to empowering women to take responsibility for their own health has inspired countless other women to make great contributions to medical science and healthcare.

Keeping Dr. Ida S. Scudder’s Spirit of Service Alive through our Words and Actions

We are dedicated to keeping Dr. Ida S. Scudder’s legacy alive through our charitable intentions and prudent stewardship. Dr. Ida S. Scudder’s vision of compassionate and loving service for the underserved are the guiding principles of our daily operations, and her wisdom informs our actions, communications, and interactions with our partners and donors. By living Dr. Ida S. Scudder’s vision, we seek to create meaningful and positive impacts in the lives of the underserved for years to come.

Inspiring Future Generations through the Dr. Ida S. Scudder Humanitarian Oration

In 2012, we jointly launched the Dr. Ida S. Scudder Humanitarian Oration with CMC to inspire future generations to follow in Dr. Ida S. Scudder’s footsteps and to emulate her dedication to the well-being of humanity. Every year, we honor her legacy by recognizing individuals who exemplify her courage, compassion, integrity, and character.

Dr. Harsh Mander, a peace activist, writer, and Director of the Centre for Equity Studies, delivered the eighth oration in New Delhi, India.

Past Orators Include:

The late Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, former President of India
Sudha Murty, Chair, Infosys Foundation
The late Dr. Paul W. Brand, delivered by Philip Yancey
Devi Prasad Shetty, Founder and Chair, Narayana Health
K. Srinath Reddy, President, Public Health Fdn of India
Roger Glass, Director of Fogarty Int'l Center at NIH, U.S.A.
Robert Fish, nephew of the late Dr. Ida Belle Scudder
Dr. Harsh Mander, Director of the Centre for Equity Studies