Grand Opening Celebration

Gwyneth’s Gift Foundation would like to thank all of those who attended our Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on January 30, 2019! We appreciate the time that over 40 attendees took to visit and celebrate with us. We invite you to like our Facebook Page and browse through the photos from the event!

Joel and Jennifer Griffin cut the ribbon in honor of Gwyneth’s Gift Foundation’s grand opening.

As we enter this new phase, Gwyneth’s Gift encourages the community to visit us! We are open Monday through Friday, 8 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. and would be happy to assist you in answering questions regarding our Foundation Programs, scheduling a training event or applying for an AED.

Once again, we thank our community members for their continuous support in our mission and for joining us as we begin on this new journey.

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Joel Griffin

Chairman & Co-Founder

Joel Griffin is co-founder and chairman of Gwyneth’s Gift Foundation. Gwyneth’s Gift was founded in 2015 by Joel and Jennifer Griffin in honor of their oldest daughter, Gwyneth. He is also an entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist with 25 years of private industry consulting experience and 20 years in government contracting. He is the Founder and CEO of Riphean, a regional growth management firm.

Joel is committed to philanthropy within the region through local nonprofits and organizations that strengthen local communities. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Fredericksburg Regional Alliance, Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce, Stafford Hospital Foundation, and Germanna Educational Foundation. Joel was recognized for his impact and leadership within the region, receiving the Prince B. Woodward Leadership Award in 2022.

In addition to the regional award, Joel received the Valor Award from Loudon County for his life-saving efforts in an emergency. He also received the Patriotic Civilian Service Award given by the U.S. Army for actions taken immediately and following 9/11 at The Pentagon in 2001.