CPR & AED Training

Performing Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) on someone in sudden cardiac arrest can double or triple their chance of survival. We’re helping strengthen our communities out-of-hospital survival rates with Hands-Only CPR and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Training events.

Impact of CPR

Communities that have increased out-of-hospital survival rates have done so through public awareness campaigns, widespread training in Hands-Only CPR and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) use, as well as the placement of AEDs in public locations. Leading the Nation in 2016 is Seattle, Washington, whose out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survival rate is 56% (the average survival rate for the remainder of the U.S. – if CPR is not administered in the first four to six minutes – is less than 10%).

Gwyneth's Gift Foundation CPR & AED Training Events

Our goal is to achieve similar success in the Commonwealth as we engage citizens in the communities in which they live to provide Hands-Only CPR & AED Training. Our team and volunteers run all training events. Additionally, we have partnered with businesses, hospitals, first responders, schools, and civic organizations to host training events. 

People Trained
Lives Saved
Devices Placed

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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