Lewis B. Cullman is frequently listed among the nations leading contributors to not-for-profit organizations. Major beneficiaries of his generosity include American Museum of Natural History (Cullman Hall of the Universe), New York Public Library, Library for the Performing Arts (Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center), Museum of Modern Art (Lewis B and Dorothy Cullman Education Center), The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The New York Botanical Garden, The Enterprise Foundation, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Yale University, Purdue University, The Joseph Papp Public Theater, Thirteen WNET, Mount Sinai Hospital, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Cancer Chemoprotection Center), New York Weill Cornell Medical Center (renovation of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories), American Academy in Rome, Human Rights Watch, and Planned Parenthood of New York City, Inc. He is Chairman Emeritus of Chess-in-the-Schools in New York City, a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, a director of General American Investors Company, Inc., and was founder and CEO of Cullman Ventures, Inc., a diversified company. He is also the founder of the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Child Development Center in Sidney, New York, and the author of Cant Take It With You The Art of Making and Giving Money (John Wiley & Sons) and the free booklet, How to Succeed in Fundraising by Really Trying. He and his late wife Dorothy were recipients of the New York City Mayors Award for Arts and Culture.