Gwyneth’s Gift Foundation Featured in The Free Lance-Star

“Gwyneth’s Gift has ‘lasting impact for generations to come'”

We are excited to be featured in the February 9, 2019 Free Lance-Star! The article touches on some of our accomplishments as a Foundation as well as celebrates the grand opening of our new office space! The feature also announces our receipt of a generous grant from the Stafford Hospital Community Benefit Fund which will allow us to purchase four AEDs in high traffic areas of Stafford and  train at least 500 people in hands-only CPR and the use of the defibrillators.

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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.