Giving Back

Gordy's believes strongly in giving back to and being a partner with the community. Over the years we have supported local communities and those who are less fortunate through volunteerism, fund raising and donations.

Gordy's, being a family owned business, has had 3 generations of Whowell families grow up and live in the surrounding area, with the 4th generation already in local grade schools. Gordy's and the entire Whowell family understand the importance of preserving the tradition and beauty that makes Fontana and the Lake Geneva area the wonderful place it is.

Gordy's also believes in extending our support outside our local boundaries to help those who are less fortunate and in need of help. We realize that we are just a small business and many of our contributions are just a drop in the bucket of what is needed but we hope by our example, others will join us in our causes, to hopefully touch the lives of more that are in need.

In addition to the following, Gordy's has also donated over 30 acres of land to the Geneva Lake Conservancy and goes to great lengths to beautify the land and buildings that the company owns. Tom Whowell personally spends much of his time pursuing this effort. He also donated his time to serve as the Fontana Village President from 2001-2006 in an effort to give back to a community that has given him and his family so much.

The following is a list of some of the organizations and fund raisers that Gordy's has been honored to support, and we hope that in some small way, this helps benefit those around us.

  • Special Operations Warrior Foundation
  • Swim 4 Freedom
  • Abbey Springs "The Open"
  • Aurora Lakeland Medical Center
  • Blackhawk Chapter Antique Boat Show
  • Buddy Melges Sailing School
  • Catholic Charities
  • Chicago Children’s Theatre
  • Commodore Ball
  • COSI Boat Day
  • Country Gentleman
  • Dan Green Pig in the Park
  • Elkhorn Sno Drifters
  • Fat Tire Memorial Fund
  • Fontana Community Church
  • Fontana Fire & Rescue - EMS
  • Fontana Fireworks
  • Fontana Fireworks Raffle
  • Fontana Grade School Parents Club
  • Geneva Lake Conservancy
  • GLSS Sailing School
  • GLW Chamber Fireworks
  • Guy Forbeck Foundation
  • Heart Ball Auction
  • Holiday Home Camp
  • Inspiration Ministries
  • Jazz Band—Fontana
  • Lake Geneva Environmental Agency
  • Lake Geneva Wine Festival
  • Lake Geneva YMCA
  • Lakeland Animal Welfare
  • Lions Club
  • Loyola Academy
  • MRAA Educational Foundation
  • Music by the Lake - Aurora
  • Schroeder Swimming
  • St. Benedict's Church
  • Town of Bloomfield
  • Twin Oaks Shelter for the Homeless
  • Walworth County Alliance for Children
  • Walworth Fontana Rotary
  • Water Safety Patrol
  • Williams Bay Athletic Booster Club
  • Woods School