The generosity of others made it possible for Gerhard Andlinger to come to the United States for college and throughout his remarkable career he has never forgotten those who have helped him. He has been a generous contributor to Princeton University, cancer research, and the American Austrian Foundation among other causes. He also serves as Chairman of The Salzburg Festival Society.

As an admirer of Austrian Arts, Mr. Andlinger has sponsored a variety of causes related to the exchange of art, specifically the Ars Electronics and an Exhibition of Austrian Artists in the U.S.

Mr. Andlinger endowed the professorship for distance learning at the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University.