Gail Halvorsen, the Berlin Candy Bomber, dies Feb. 16, 2022: A Scudderoid” Whose Notable Legacy Began with Two Sticks of Gum. Lt. Gail Halvorsen, the Candy Bomber, gave hope and love to starving German children during the 1948 Berlin Airlift to counteract the Soviet blockade
Applications are now being accepted for Scudder Foundation scholarships. Scholarships are available to those applicants pursuing studies advancing careers in the areas of the medical arts, humanitarian arts and education, as well as ministerial and spiritual guidance Studies.
Good evening, everyone. I am very glad that you are participating in this second virtual Annual Meeting of the Membership of The Scudder Association Foundation, Inc. after another extremely challenging year. A warm welcome to all the Members who are not Board Members and are participating by telephone. You may use the chat feature to send a message. Alternatively, if you wish to address the meeting you may signal the meeting supervisor, and we will activate your microphone. Please wait until the end of the presentations to do this.
To those who have provided support, we thank you. We reached our matching gift challenge of $20,000 but it’s not over yet! We are still accepting donations until Christmas. After Ida Scudder bore witness to the deaths of three expectant mothers in 1894, she determined, “I could not bear to think of these young girls as dead…I must go home and study medicine and come back to India to help such women.”
We are within $6,800 of our matching goal of $20,000! This will provide the CMC Vellore with $60,000 to go to the maternity care facility which will be a 24-hour maternal health facility in the Jawadhi Hills that provides childbirth deliveries, obstetric, neonatal intensive care, and maternal-child healthcare training.