Lewis Cullman, businessman and financier, has dies.  He was 100 years old.

Cullman was a financier and investor who made millions in the New York business world in the 1940s and 1950s.  He was the owner of Keith-Clark, a Sidney calendar factory.  When he sold it to Mead Paper Company  in 1999 for $550-million dollars, his personal share was over $300-million dollars.  Cullman and his wife then decided to give their fortune away.  He was one of America's most prolific benefactors and donated more than $500,000,000 to charities and not-for-profits.

Lewis and Dorothy Cullman established the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Child Care development on the grounds of his calendar/paper company in Sidney more than 25 years ago.  The center is still a vital part of the Sidney community, offering child care for up to 100 area children ranging in age from 12 weeks to 12 years.

Rest in peace, Mr. Cullman.  And thank you.

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