Gwyneth’s Gift Foundation Awards $10,000 in Scholarships to Graduating High School Seniors

Gwyneth’s Gift Foundation, a leading non-profit organization committed to saving lives through education and action, is proud to announce the awarding of four scholarships totaling $10,000 to deserving graduating students from Stafford County High Schools in 2023. These scholarships reflect The Foundation’s dedication to honoring the legacy of Gwyneth Griffin and empowering students who exemplify her virtues of compassion, service, leadership, determination, and acceptance. 


Each year, Gwyneth’s Gift Foundation offers scholarships to graduating seniors who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to their community and academic achievements. The recipients are selected through a rigorous application and review process, considering factors such as their embodiment of Gwyneth’s virtues, academic records, extracurricular involvement, and community service. 


This year, The Foundation awarded scholarships to four outstanding Stafford High School students, recognizing their remarkable accomplishments and potential to make a positive impact in their future endeavors. The recipients of the scholarships are Kallie Erickson, Joey Fiore, Ayyan Qureshi, and Katherine Wang, who have consistently demonstrated excellence in both academics and their commitment to serving others. 


The $10,000 in scholarships provided by Gwyneth’s Gift Foundation will help these deserving students pursue their higher education goals and inspire them to continue making a difference in their communities. By supporting their educational journeys, The Foundation aims to cultivate a Culture of Action, where everyone has the knowledge, confidence, and skills necessary to save lives in emergency situations. 

“Gwyneth’s Gift Foundation is proud to award these scholarships to these exceptional Stafford High School students,” said Jennifer Griffin, President & Co-Founder of Gwyneth’s Gift Foundation. “Their dedication to compassion, service, leadership, determination, and acceptance truly embodies the spirit of Gwyneth and the mission of our foundation. We are honored to play a part in their academic pursuits and look forward to witnessing their continued success in the future.” 


Gwyneth’s Gift Foundation extends its deepest congratulations to the scholarship recipients for their outstanding achievements and wishes them success in their future educational endeavors. The Foundation also expresses gratitude to the community, donors, and volunteers for their ongoing support in making these scholarships possible. 


For more information about Gwyneth’s Gift Foundation and its scholarship program, please visit To inquire about future scholarship opportunities or how to support the mission of Gwyneth’s Gift Foundation, email us at 


About Gwyneth’s Gift Foundation: 

Gwyneth’s Gift Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to saving lives through education and action. The Foundation aims to create a culture of action and empower communities with the knowledge, confidence, and skills necessary to perform life-saving techniques in emergency situations. Established in memory of Gwyneth Griffin, The Foundation focuses on raising awareness about the importance of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to increase survival rates for those suffering from sudden cardiac arrest. 

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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.