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Anita Zucker is one remarkable lady, so it’s no wonder that Charlestonians showed overwhelming support at Thursday’s gala in her honor. The renowned philanthropist, education advocate, and recipient of the "Order of the Palmetto" has dedicated her time to
Trident United Way, the Charleston Jewish Federation, the Rotary Club of Charleston, among countless other worthy causes.

An impressive and well-dressed crowd squeezed into the Charleston Marriott for the sold-out party honoring Zucker, which was also a fundraiser for the Center for Women. The soft strains of two violinists filtered down the staircase, but the cocktail hour reverberated with lively conversation and laughter as servers slipped through the crush of people with platters of savory canapes.

No one seemed to mind the tight space of the cocktail hour, however, and one good-natured gentleman simply laughed as he was accidentally doused with a glass of red wine while squeezing in a photo with the guest of honor.

Before long the doors to the spacious, elegant ballroom swung open, and partygoers threaded their way through the sea of dining tables to their respective seats for a wonderful evening in celebration of Anita Zucker.

The Center for Women (C4W), the only comprehensive women's development center in South Carolina, strives to make personal and professional success an everyday event for women in the Lowcountry. In 2010, the C4W conducted over 110 programs and events, reaching over 6,000 women. The non-profit organization works closely with other community-based organizations, including Trident United Way, My Sister's House, Crisis Ministries, People Against Rape, Darkness to Light, Habitat for Humanity, Family Services Center, Dress for Success, and the Carolina Youth Development Center among others.