Meet the Board – Charlotte Rouse

Ms. Charlotte Rouse

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Ms. Charlotte Rouse is a Top 1% Agent in worldwide sales for Coldwell Banker Elite . Her commitment to serving the needs of her clients is superior and there’s a reason she was named one of the Top Realtors in the region for the last nine years. Charlottes has been a member of the Gwyneth’s Gift Board of Directors since 2020. “I joined the Board because the mission of Gwyneth’s Gift is close to my heart. The need for AED equipment and CPR training is real and I’m proud to support my friends Joel and Jennifer Griffin”.

Charlotte is originally from Sweden and her grandparents were Dutch, so she speaks three languages fluently – Swedish, Dutch, and English. In her free time, Charlotte enjoys spending time with her family and two daughters, playing tennis (did you catch the Rouse Rally at the YMCA last month?), and traveling. 

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.