Phil St. Moritz ’61
From both a professional and philanthropic perspective, the resume of Philip St. Moritz is impressive.
Phil continues to serve Allegheny in every role he is asked to fill. When the College needed someone to help sponsor its annual Pittsburgh Holiday Event, Phil agreed to do it. When asked about his willingness to continue his sponsorship in future years, his response was: “You’ve got a sponsor for life.” Phil also supports the annual on-campus holiday luncheon for faculty and staff, an event he has hosted for five years.
“Phil wants to help any way he can, and almost every time we talk, he asks how he can assist and what more he can do,” says Sally Barrett Hanley ’92, the College’s director of reunion giving.
On a professional level, Phil is the quintessential “self-made man.” After graduating from Allegheny, he served in the U.S. Air Force and was commissioned as a second lieutenant. After his service, he returned to Pittsburgh and began pursuing his dream of becoming a successful entrepreneur.
It is safe to say Phil has realized that goal.
In the past 40 years, he has founded seven corporations that employ more than 3,000 people in 34 offices nationwide. He is the sole owner and chief executive officer of the St. Moritz Group, which includes St. Moritz Security Services Inc., St. Moritz Building Services Inc., St. Moritz Labor Services Inc., St. Moritz Marine Services Inc., St. Moritz Services Inc., St. Moritz Properties LLC, and St. Moritz Boardwalk. The annual sales for these companies exceed $100 million. As a dedicated alumnus, he has hired several Allegheny alumni and says he will continue to do so because of the skills, work ethic and excellence demonstrated by Allegheny graduates.
“To say that Phil is passionate about his businesses is an understatement,” says John Brady ’05, whom Phil hired two months after his graduation. “The same can be said for his passion for Allegheny and his desire to inspire graduates to get involved with their alma mater.”
Phil received the Blue Citation in 2012 in recognition and appreciation of his outstanding service to the College. Allegheny is proud to have Phil as an alumnus and ambassador and we are grateful for his sponsorship of the Bridge the Gap Challenge for graduates of the 1990s.