GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) recently announced Anita Zucker, chair and CEO of The InterTech Group, Inc. (TIG), the 2019 honoree of the James L. Fisher Award for Distinguished Service to Education.
The James L. Fisher Award for Distinguished Service to Education celebrates individuals, groups and organizations who have demonstrated a steadfast commitment to advancing education and who have made a significant impact on the field nationally or internationally.
Inspired by the Hebrew creed, tikkun olam, meaning “repair the world,” Zucker has been a lifetime advocate for true, positive change in the world. From 2013 to 2018 alone, she donated more than $75 million to various philanthropic efforts with a particular focus on advancing education and health.
Zucker became the chair and CEO for the global conglomerate TIG in 2008 – when she also became the first and only female chair of the Hudson Bay Company in its more than 300-year history. Prior to these roles, she served as an elementary school teacher for more than 10 years.
Zucker holds a Bachelor of Arts in Education from the University of Florida, a Master of Education in Administration and Supervision from the University of North Florida and honorary doctoral degrees from The Citadel, College of Charleston, Clemson University, Medical University of South Carolina, University of South Carolina and Yeshiva University.