Mrs. Zeliha Tolunay was born on February 28, 1956 in the district of Burdur, Bucak.  She completed primary education Bucak Atatürk's elementary school and she took vocational training by continuing a variety of courses. In 1972 she married to her husband, Adem Tolunay and has 2 children. She supported charitable foundations in many areas such as educational, health care. Finally in 2005, with her husband, she undertook the construction of Mehmet Akif Ersoy University Bucak Zeliha Tolunay Applied Technology and Business School. Zeliha TOLUNAY believes that any kind of investment in education is an investment to the youth, so to the future. Therefore she continuous to support in this regard.