Katherine Johnson Middle School CPR Training

KJMS CPR Training

How do you train an entire Middle School in Hands-Only CPR? You call Gwyneth's Gift Foundation!

With the help of City of Fairfax Fire and Rescue, Gwyneth’s Gift was able to train 940 middle schoolers in Hands-Only CPR. That’s right, close to 1,000 7th and 8th graders received life saving training that they can take with them long after they graduate. 

Over two days, our staff and volunteers work with KJMS gym teachers to train the entire student population. They learned about our Mission, how to properly perform Hands-Only CPR and how to use an AED. They are now prepared to help in an emergency!

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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.

Email: joel@gwynethsgift.org