Hearts & Minds: The Saint Peter’s College Annual Scholarship Dinner

The Saint Peter’s College community will honor Frank D’Amelio ’79 and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Essex, Hudson and Union Counties (BBBS) at Hearts & Minds: The Saint Peter’s College Annual Scholarship Dinner to be held on March 29 at the Pleasantdale Chateau, West Orange, N.J.

The annual event pays tribute to individuals and organizations for contributions to industry or profession, service to the greater community and demonstrated support of Saint Peter’s College. Hearts & Minds also generates significant scholarship funds to ensure that deserving students continue to have access to an excellent Jesuit education.

D’Amelio, executive vice president, business operations and chief financial officer of Pfizer, Inc., is the recipient of the 2012 Professional Achievement Award. A senior executive with the pharmaceutical corporation since 2007, D’Amelio is responsible for finance, business operations and global manufacturing, as well as leading the integration of Pfizer and Wyeth. Institutional Investor magazine ranked D’Amelio among America’s top CFOs four times in the last seven years and the Saint Peter’s alumnus was also selected one of the top 10 leaders in his field by Treasury & Risk magazine in 2002.

D’Amelio serves on the Board of Directors of Humana, Inc. as chair of the Audit Committee, and on the board of the Independent College Fund of New Jersey (ICFNJ).

He graduated with a degree in accounting from Saint Peter’s College and earned an M.B.A. in Finance from St. John’s University. D’Amelio and his wife, Cam, reside in New Jersey. The couple has three children, Dana, Joseph and Alexa.  

BBBS will be honored with the 2012 Service to Community Award. Saint Peter’s and BBBS have built a strong and meaningful partnership since the nonprofit organization began its expansion to reach more young people in New Jersey’s urban areas in 2008.

For tickets or further information about Hearts & Minds, call (201) 761-6109 or visit