Larry Ruvo of Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits of Nevada has been a supporter of FIT since its inception in 1994.
Larry Ruvo has been in the wholesale wine, spirits and beer business for over 40 years. He has directed Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits of Nevada since 1969. Under his guidance, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits has become Nevada’s largest wholesale wine, spirits and beer importer and distributor.
Larry is well known in the Las Vegas community for his ongoing support of charitable organizations, many of which are associated with education and children. UNLVino, another of Larry’s endeavors and the largest wine tasting events in Nevada, donates all of its proceeds to scholarship funds for UNLV’s College of Hotel Administration students.
In 1994 after the loss of his father, Lou Ruvo, to Alzheimer’s disease, Larry made it his mission to make a positive change toward curing the devastating diseases of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, Multiple System Atrophy, MS and other neurodegenerative disorders. Mr. Ruvo worked toward establishing a cognitive disease center which resulted in his founding of the Lou Ruvo Brain Institute. The founding of Keep Memory Alive and now its partnership with the esteemed Cleveland Clinic has forever changed medical history in Nevada and around the world. The $100 million+ building designed by internationally renowned architect Frank Gehry is home to the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and has become the world’s epicenter for research, treatment and education programs for families and caregivers.
He is married to Camille and has three daughters.