Jerry and Anita G. Zucker

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Jerry and Anita Zucker are pillars of the Charleston Jewish Community and of the community at large. A list of awards, board appointments, and endowments too long to detail in this brief sketch accompany their name. 

Among the many causes that they are associated with are the South Carolina Research Institute, the MUSC Foundation for Research Development, Hotline of Charleston (crisis intervention), the South Carolina Aquarium, the Community Foundation, and the Trident United Way. 

They are also highly active in causes involving the advancement of Jews and Jewish life. 
Mr. Zucker serves on the board of the Hebrew Benevolent Society, the Hebrew Orphan Society, the American-Israel Chamber of Commerce and was past president of Synagogue Emanuel. 

Mrs. Zucker is a member of the Committee for the Holocaust Memorial at Marion Square, past board chair of the B’nai B’rith Youth Organization, and past president of both Synagogue Emanu-El Sisterhood and Women’s American ORT. 

Both are past presidents of the Charleston Jewish Federation and both are currently on the Advisory Board of the Jewish Studies Program at the College of Charleston. 

In their professional careers, the Zuckers are equally accomplished. A graduate of the University of Florida with a triple major BS degree in Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry and an MS degree in Electrical Engineering, Mr. Zucker has spent over thirty years working in the fields of R&D, engineering, marketing, and operations management. He is currently the Chairman, President, Chief Executive Officer and founder of The InterTech Group, Inc., a company that creates and manufacturers a wide variety of polymer based products such as membranes and related composites. A leader in the innovation of fabrics, Mr. Zucker has over three hundred invention disclosures that have resulted in numerous patents worldwide. 

Mrs. Zucker also graduated from the University of Florida where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education. She went on to earn her Master of Education degree at the University of North Florida in the subject of Educational Administration and Supervision. An elementary teacher herself for over ten years, Mrs. Zucker has been a leader in several educational organizations in the community. She is the immediate past chair of the Education Foundation of the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, a participant in the School to Work Task Force, and past vice-president of Education Council and the Business Education Partnership Committee. 

Currently, she serves as the Director of Community Relations for The Intertech Group, Inc. She is also a partner with Mr. Zucker in the Carolina Ice Palace, the South Carolina Stingrays, and the Sunfire Grill and Bistro. 

The Zuckers have been married for over thirty years and have three children. Their oldest son, Jonathan, is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology and is currently employed with a computer systems company. Their daughter Andrea, is a senior at the University of Pennsylvania, and their youngest son, Jeffrey, is entering the ninth grade at Porter-Gaud.