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Stay up to date on The Foundation's community involvement and annual fundraising events.

Gwyneth's Gift Fundraising Events

Golf Tournament

The annual Charity Golf Tournament will take place on September 8, at the Meadows Golf Course in Locust Grove. 

Guest Bartender

It’s the Lime Lights vs the Rain Makers competing for the most tips — all to benefit Gwyneth’s Gift.  Come out to Rebellion Bourbon Bar – FXBG on Aug. 24 at 5:30

Whiskey Business

Whiskey Business 2023 Tickets are on Sale NOW. You won’t  want to miss this evening of networking and philanthropy as we highlight the Emerald Isle.

Mom Prom

Mom Prom information coming soon. Until then, relive the special moments with our photo albums! 

Gwyneth’s Gift Foundation hosts a variety of fundraising events each year. These fun-filled functions offer a celebratory way to support The Foundation through sponsorships, ticket purchases, auction items and in-kind donations.


Whether it’s Whiskey Business with curated tastings and delicious food, Mom Prom, one of the largest woman-only events, or something in between, the community comes together for a common cause. Each event creates an unforgettable experience for everyone in attendance featuring live entertainment, silent auctions and authentic experiences. 


Check out our upcoming events by clicking on the “Learn More” buttons above!

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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.