Frank L. Cerutti

frank cerutti

December 9, 1947 ~ October 18, 2023

Born in: New York, New York
Resided in: Vienna, Virginia

Frank L. Cerutti left his earthly body on October 18, 2023, at the age of 75 after a brave battle with cancer. Frank was born in New York City on December 9, 1947, to Louis and Laura Cerutti. He attended college at the University of Virginia where he studied finance.

Frank worked in banking and finance early in his career and as time progressed transitioned to fundraising with strategic planning for charitable organizations. Some of his favorite jobs included working closely with Chuck Colson in the Prison Fellowship ministry, Oliver North in the Freedom Alliance, as well as fundraising to establish and open the Museum of the Bible in Washington DC. Frank’s efforts were felt far and wide. He positively impacted those he worked with as well as all the countless people who benefited from the organizations he fundraised for.

More than his business accomplishments, Frank was a family man and was happiest when spending time with those he loved. Frank is survived by his loving wife of forty years Neletha. He is also survived by his daughter Charlotte Scott (Adam) and their children Emma Scott, Andrew Scott (Chloe), Laura Scott and Sarah Scott; his son Andrew Cerutti; his son Matthew Cerutti (Katelyn) and their children Isha Cerutti, Shia Cerutti and Rua Cerutti, and his son Luke Cerutti. Frank loved being a grandfather and cherished the time he had with them. Although he is missed dearly, his family finds great comfort knowing that he is free from pain and living in eternal glory.

A Celebration of Life will be held at McLean Bible Church, 8925 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA on Friday, November 3, 2023 at 11AM. Enter through Door Number 2 (Lower Level Parking Garage)

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made to Officers’ Christian Fellowship in his memory.

Broadcast Date:

Money & King Broadcast


Family Gathering: November 3, 2023 10:30 am - 11:00 am

Room: Friends and Family Gathering

McLean Bible Church
8925 Leesburg Pike
Vienna, VA 22182


Memorial Service: November 3, 2023 11:00 am

Room: Enter through Door 2, Lower Level Parking Garage

McLean Bible Church
8925 Leesburg Pike
Vienna, VA 22182


Graveside Service:

Private Service


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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Frank L. Cerutti 's name.

Officers’ Christian Fellowship

Memories Timeline


  1. Frank was simply the best. A huge impact on so many people. He was so intelligent, caring and generous.

    We will never forget his Tips of The Day. His New Yorker cartoons. His note cards. Reciting from Seinfeld episodes. His love of the Yankees.

    Thank you Frank. You changed my life. Rest and rejoice in glory.

  2. Frank was a great man— gifted in so many special ways. He knew how to make others feel important, while never drawing attention to himself. He was a genuinely humble man with a true servant’s heart. He was superbly conscientious and possessed an incredible work ethic. He was in all ways a class act. Frank was thoughtful, kind, encouraging, generous, appreciative, and considerate. He was thoroughly professional and was always loyal to those on his team. He paid attention to details that were important. Nobody could have had a better boss and I’m thankful Frank gave me the opportunity to join his advancement team. It was always a fun and interesting experience. I was always proud to say I worked for Frank. He was respected, admired, and loved by so many. He was always well-attired for any occasion— he loved Brooks Brothers, especially their ties. He was a big fan of Seinfeld and could recall, and even recite, countless episodes. Frank had a great sense of humor and was always ready with a funny anecdote, which he relished recounting.
    I will miss Frank. He was one of a kind. A special man, dear and loyal friend, and great colleague.
    He loved God and people. He spent his impressive life and career serving both.

  3. Frank had a huge impact on my faith journey and growth. I met him when he was at Prison Fellowship and when he and I met at a Starbucks during those days, he showed up with several of Chuck Colson’s books for me, encouraging me with his testimony. His sharing of his journey and experiences in banking and ministry was so genuine and he was always so giving of his time to help connect me with others and offer himself in service not only at PF but with the Museum of the Bible as well. I will miss him dearly but know that he is in unimaginable joy now with our Lord and we’ll see him again. Thank you, Frank.

  4. Frank will certainly be missed but I am glad he is with the Lord and his loved ones. I really enjoyed getting to know him through our mutual work connection at AOG Wealth Management. He was always encouraging, writing notes and cards, and one of my fondest memories is when he led our work group around NYC without missing a beat, because it was his home for so many years. Will be praying for you Nellie and your family.

  5. It was my privilege to work with Frank for a couple years . . . a true gentleman who exemplified what it meant to be a Christian business man. During the car ride to a lunch to welcome him to the team we were trying to remember the punchline in a Seinfeld episode. I was seated beside Frank and heard him quietly say the word . . . we realized thereafter that we had a Seinfeld aficionado in our midst. We had such fun. He introduced me to Brooks Brothers with the story of how his father marched him down as a lad to the store in NYC and introduced him to the man who remained his clothier for many years. He did not openly talk about his accomplishments – you had to listen and learn. He had wonderful ‘Chuck Colson’ stories. He and Neletha, along with one of their sons, took my wife and me out to eat in Naples and directed us to the ‘must see’ places. He was a mentor to men, an avid reader and a passionate student of scripture, always alerted to the good Bible studies and virtual gatherings around the country. No doubt, many who read this ‘memory’ were blessed to receive a hand written notecard – one that he perhaps wrote shortly after rising at 3AM. I’m glad to have known you, Frank. Warmest thoughts to Neletha and the family.

  6. Frank had the special gift of bringing a diverse group together to form a well-functioning team. All of us who worked with him and for him said multiple times he was the best boss we ever had, and he was. Frank was the hub that held the rest of on his team together. And even after most of us had moved on to other positions and places, Frank still maintained our relationships. He was a special man and we all loved and respected him. Almost everything I know about fundraising, I learned from Frank. When I held a similar position at the ministry I’m with now, I tried to emulate what I learned about leadership from Frank. He had a tremendous influence on me, which I will never forget.
    Above all, Frank was a brother-in-Christ, and trustworthy Christian friend. I will miss him greatly! My heartfelt prayers are with Neletha and the family during this time. May God’s love, grace, and peace surround and keep you all!

  7. Frank has run his race, greatly, and finished well. We can only imagine the joy he is experiencing right now! We know that Our almighty God continues to embrace Frank’s family with comfort & peace, and love.

  8. Frank was one of a kind. He was my direct report for a number of years. He had a wit and sense of humor that few could match. Frank had a real heart for the Lord and those around him. He was a source of inspiration with his handwritten notes of encouragement which were always an unexpected blessing to receive. Prayers for his family during this time of loss and mourning. Thank you for sharing Frank with us. “Well done thou good and faithful servant.”

    • Frank was a great guy. I worked with Frank 2007-2010. I think he knew every single Seinfeld episode by heart. A true NYer. Well done Frank, now rest my friend.

  9. Nellie and extended family – what a blessing Frank has been as a dear brother, friend and mentor. Frank touched so many lives through his many ministry partnerships over the years. His passion for ministry and people was a powerful light and witness for the kingdom. May the Heavenly Father’s strength and peace uplift and encourage you in the days ahead. Thank you Frank and well done my brother!

  10. Grandpa Frank, I can without a doubt say that you were (and still are) a huge role model to me. Thank you for showing me what it means to glorify the Lord in every aspect of life: family, friendships and work. The selfless love you had for your family will be felt for decades. Your commitment to serving the Lord through your profession will help lead others to Christ for many years to come. Thank you for raising my mom into the women she is today, thus allowing Andrew, Laura, SJ and I to be raised by such an amazing mother.
    Love you Grandpa Frank ♥️
    I long for the day we will be reunited.
    Come quickly, Lord!

  11. Neletha, my sincerest condolences to you and the entire family, may God heal and grant you all peace as you mourn the loss of Frank.

    Rob Saini

  12. Neletha, I’m so sorry to hear that your husband has died. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Always with you,

  13. Neletha ,my thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time
    God bless you and your family, Margaret Tatusko

  14. I just found out that Frank passed. My memories of Frank go back to 1989/1990. We both worked for James Madison Ltd.
    Frank was President of the Former Mclean Bank dba Madison Bank of Virginia. I ran the leasing company of James Madison. Technically Frank was my landlord when James Madison Financial relocated from DC to McLean. We became good friends while i was working for JML.

    Had lunch a couple times when Frank moved on to PF. I’m saddened that i didn’t know Frank had passed. I would have loved meeting his family to tell them what a good guy Frank was. He was all about his family. Fondly, Lou Larson

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