Three Knocks Campaign

Support the Three Knocks Campaign

As we pay tribute to Dr. Ida Scudder during the 150th anniversary of her birth, and celebrate the accomplishments of the extraordinary institution she founded, we also look to the future to determine how best to keep Dr. Ida’s legacy of compassionate care, excellence in education, and dedication to scientific research alive.

In 1890, after Dr. Ida Scudder graduated from a Massachusetts women’s seminary, she watched as three men sought aid for their wives who were in childbirth. Her father, a trained physician, offered to attend to them, but the men refused aid. The three young mothers died, rattling Dr. Scudder and propelling her to a life of medical service for women and the underserved.

Those three knocks were a calling from God for the young Ida Scudder, who dedicated her life to women’s rights and public health. 

Our Foundation is committed to supporting CMC’s efforts to meet the many humanitarian and health care improvement challenges they face, through meaningful idea exchange and financial support. We’re here to keep Ida Scudder’s vision alive, and carry on her legacy.

The goal of this year’s Three Knocks Campaign is to create a fund, managed by the Foundation’s Board of Directors, to enable the Foundation to respond to the emerging and urgent needs of CMC as they arise. 

The Chairman’s Campaign will help to ensure CMC’s continued success in it’s dedication to excellence in the care of India’s underserved, regardless of race, income, or social status.