$10 to honor Ten Years

Gwyneth's Story

Ten years ago Gwyneth Griffin suffered an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. What she needed was for someone to quickly respond and give her hands-only CPR. Just a few weeks after her 13th birthday, Gwyneth passed away as a result of this incident. Gwyneth is our WHY.

Gwyneth was a happy, carefree, loving, and beautiful young lady. She enjoyed many activities and sports, but dance was what her heart loved the most. Gwyneth learned ballet, tap, jazz, and lyrical styles from the age of four but would ultimately fall in love with Irish dance. To read more about Gwyneth, click here.

Our Why

Gwyneth’s Gift Foundation was formed in Gwyneth’s honor and memory. She is the reason we started, but the reason we continue is because of the lives that are saved every day thanks to proper CPR and AED training.

To date, we know of at least seven lives that have been saved because of our training and because of Gwyneth.

Gwyneth is the driving force behind everything we do. We honor her spirit by working to fulfill our mission to create a world where everyone can save a life.

How Can You Help?

100% of donations made to Gwyneth’s Gift Foundation go towards our foundation programs: CPR & AED Training, AED Placements, Awareness Events, and Scholarships.

We provide these services to our community free of charge. It’s our goal to empower citizens in our communities to save a life by knowing, and being comfortable with performing, Hands-Only CPR and how to properly use AEDs.

In 2022, we are asking that you donate $10 to honor Ten Years since Gwyneth’s passing. If everyone in our communities makes a small contribution, the impact will be huge. This money means more trainings and more AED placements, which will save more lives! Please help up advance our Culture of Action by training and empowering our communities with a donation today!

Stay Connected With Us

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.

Email: joel@gwynethsgift.org