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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

Charleston family donates $5 million for Clemson grad center
Anderson Independent-Mail

$5 million puts Zucker name on Clemson graduate center
Charleston Post and Courier

Clemson planning Lowcountry engineering center
Charleston Regional Business Journal

Clemson plans engineering center in Charleston
Charlotte Business Journal

Clemson University plans to build $20M engineering center
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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