Anita Zucker’s $5 million Will to Lead gift will educate, innovate and create jobs for South Carolina


Charleston businesswoman and philanthropist Anita Zucker and her family have made a $5 million Will to Lead gift to help build the Zucker Family Graduate Education Center at the Clemson University Restoration Institute (CURI) on the former Navy base in North Charleston.

CURI is fast becoming the go-to place for innovation and research for advanced materials, the environment and sectors related to energy, power systems, logistics and transportation. The Zucker Family Graduate Education Center will be a focal point to drive the state’s economy, where students, university faculty and staff, and private industry will interact on a daily basis.

Watch to learn more about how Mrs. Zucker, a champion for education in South Carolina, and Clemson University are making a difference that will impact educational opportunity from kindergarten through Ph.D. levels while building a knowledge-based economy for the Lowcountry and the state.

Regional and national media coverage

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Anderson Independent-Mail

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Charleston Post and Courier

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Charleston Regional Business Journal

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Charlotte Business Journal

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Columbia Regional Business Report

Clemson adds to Charleston campus, funded by Anita Zucker
South Carolina Radio Network

Education center to be built at Clemson Restoration Institute in Lowcountry
The Republic, Columbus, Ind.

Education Center set for Clemson Institute
WBTV, Charlotte

Education Center set for Clemson Institute
WHNS, Greenville, S.C.

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