Gray Beard Chronicles Podcast

Last week, founders Jennifer & Joel Griffin visited the men of the Gray Beard Chronicles Podcast.

Joel & Jennifer

This is an incredible episode with two exceptional people. Joel and Jennifer endured a tragedy all parents hope they never have to experience. The loss of a child is devastating. The way in which Joel and Jennifer turned the loss of their daughter Gwyneth into a burning desire to eliminate the possibility of this happening again is remarkable and selfless. Join the Gray Beards as they learn more about Gwyneth’s story, the grief, the decision to act ,and the journey Joel and Jennifer have been on.

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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.