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The Ruthvens Have Been Recognized As One of AFP Greater Polk County Chapter’s Businesses of The Year

Posted by anthony on November 20, 2023

Lakeland, FL – The Ruthvens –The Associate of Fundraising Professionals Greater Polk County Chapter has recognized The Ruthvens as one of its Businesses of The Year. This award is presented to businesses of any size that has demonstrated an outstanding commitment through financial support and/or volunteerism that encourages and motivates others to participate in philanthropy in the community.

“We understand the importance of supporting our community through philanthropic efforts,” said The Ruthvens Chairman and CEO Greg Ruthven. “Finding organizations throughout our community, and beyond, in need of support, whether it be with financial efforts, or our time is something we truly take pride in. We hope that our efforts not only help these foundations succeed but encourage others to support and donate as well. We value each member of our team and thank them for their countless hours to community service.”

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) is the professional association of individuals and organizations that generate philanthropic support for a wide variety of charitable institutions. Since its founding in 1960, AFP continues to advance philanthropy through its 30,000-plus members in 230 chapters worldwide.

The Ruthvens real estate and development firm was formed in 1957, by founder Joe P. Ruthven. Specializing in industrial, manufacturing and distribution warehouse space, they currently own over 4.2 million square feet. With 93 total buildings, The Ruthvens’ properties are located along the I-4 corridor between Tampa and Orlando, providing quick access to all major north, south, east, and west highways allowing for regional or state-wide distribution across Florida. The Ruthvens unique scale and new development focus allows them to easily accommodate the business growth of their clients. With more than six decades of serving Central Florida businesses and its communities, The Ruthvens are Central Florida’s warehouse specialists.

For more information on The Ruthvens, visit; or contact Lisa Ruthven at The Ruthvens or Mark Jerkins or Victoria Henderson at Tinsley Creative, email:;; phone: 863.583.0081.

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