Indulge in a Sweet Cause: Rebellion Bourbon Bar and Kitchen Presents Dessert of the Month in Honor of Gwyneth Griffin 

Rebellion Bourbon Bar and Kitchen is thrilled to announce a highly anticipated and annual event that holds special significance for both the restaurant and the community. Throughout June, Rebellion will feature a delicious Mixed Berry Cobbler honoring Gwyneth Griffin’s birthday month. Gwyneth, a remarkable Stafford teen who tragically passed away from sudden cardiac arrest, continues to inspire us all. As a proud partner of Gwyneth’s Gift Foundation, Rebellion Bourbon Bar and Kitchen aims to make a meaningful impact by contributing to their life-saving mission. 

The Dessert: 

For the entire month of June, Rebellion Bourbon Bar and Kitchen will showcase a specially crafted dessert that embodies the essence of sweetness and celebration. Rebellion’s talented chef has put his heart into creating a mouthwatering treat that will tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving for more. This exclusive dessert will only be available during this limited time, adding to the allure and significance of the occasion. 

Gwyneth’s Gift Foundation: 

At the event’s core is Gwyneth’s Gift Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit committed to saving lives through education and action. Their unwavering mission is to foster a culture of action, empowering communities with the knowledge, confidence, and skills necessary to perform life-saving techniques in emergency situations. Proceeds from the dessert will go directly to benefit The Foundation and support their vital initiatives. 

Rebellion is Family: 

Rebellion Bourbon Bar and Kitchen takes immense pride in hosting this event every year, as it demonstrates the unwavering support for the cause that holds a special place in the hearts of everyone within the establishment. Jeff Opper, General Manager of Rebellion states, “Working at Rebellion is not just a job, and I think I speak for all of our staff when I say that we are a family.” Joel Griffin is Gwyneth’s father, Partner of Rebellion, and co-founder, along with his wife Jennifer Griffin, of Gwyneth’s Gift Foundation. Joel and Jennifer Griffin have worked tirelessly to honor Gwyneth’s memory and create a lasting impact through The Foundation. Gwyneth’s parents and The Foundation staff are incredibly grateful for the support of everyone at Rebellion to make June a special month.  

Join Us: 

We invite you to be a part of this incredible initiative by visiting Rebellion Bourbon Bar and Kitchen throughout the month of June. Indulge in the exclusive dessert and savor the flavors while knowing that your contribution is making a difference in saving lives through Gwyneth’s Gift Foundation. Your support will help to build a Culture of Action, ensuring that communities are equipped with the necessary skills to respond effectively during emergencies. 

Rebellion Bourbon Bar and Kitchen is honored to dedicate this month to Gwyneth Griffin, celebrating her life and supporting Gwyneth’s Gift Foundation. By joining in this culinary delight, you become a catalyst for positive change, helping to empower communities and foster life-saving skills.  

Come and experience the pleasure of good food with a purpose, as Rebellion Bourbon Bar and Gwyneth’s Gift continue to make a difference in the lives of those they touch.  

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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.