Whiskey Business

An Esteemed Networking and Philanthropic Event to Benefit Gwyneth’s Gift Foundation and its Life Saving Programs.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Silent Auction & Raffle

Photo Albums

Whiskey Business Presenting Sponsor

Gwyneth’s Gift Foundation is proud to announce that Mary Washington Health Care is the Whiskey Business: Emerald Isle Presenting Sponsor.  Mary Washington Healthcare is an award-winning, non-profit healthcare system in Fredericksburg, Virginia that has grown with its community in the past  120+ years. 

Whiskey Business 2023 Sponsors

2023 Whiskey Business Emerald Isle

Emerald Isle

Gwyneth’s Gift Foundation is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated annual event, “Whiskey Business: Emerald Isle.” This event is a unique opportunity for whiskey enthusiasts, philanthropists, and businesses to network and support the meaningful work of Gwyneth’s Gift Foundation.

As we raise our glass to the remarkable heritage of Ireland and Irish Whiskey, we also raise funds for a worthy cause. All proceeds from “Whiskey Business: Emerald Isle” will directly support Gwyneth’s Gift Foundation’s ongoing efforts to create a Culture of Action by empowering communities with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to save a life. Through the generosity of our attendees, sponsors, and partners, we aim to raise funds that will empower us to continue making a difference in the lives of those we serve. 


Immerse yourself in an event which brings together whiskey connoisseurs and philanthropists.  Whiskey Business promises to be an unforgettable evening celebrating the finest top shelf whiskey from Ireland. Guests will embark on a captivating journey through the rich heritage of Ireland’s top shelf whiskeys — indulging in tastings of the finest offerings from renowned distilleries, cigar rolling, live entertainment, silent auction, and an open bar offering a selection of  beer, wine, and of course, whiskey. 

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