As founder and chief executive officer of Parady Financial group, Greg Parady leads a team of expert advisors that provide his clients with exceptional financial services.
Since its founding in 2001, Parady Financial Group has become a pillar of The Villages community, not only managing assets and insurance needs for clients, but also investing back into the community that has been so supportive of Greg, his family, and his business.
Greg sponsors a variety of causes that are important to his team and clients. During Breast Cancer Awareness month, Parady Financial hosts an annual Fashion Show to raise money for the Community Medical Care and Cancer Resource Center. When Greg’s wife Jenni was pregnant with their third child, they celebrated by throwing The Villages Largest Baby Shower to benefit mothers in need, collecting new baby items and diapers for Leesburg’s Pregnancy and Family Care Center. On Veteran’s Day, Greg’s company honors local heroes with a “Salute to Veterans” event that includes a parade and entertainment, while also bringing awareness to Villages Honors Flight, which is another cause they proudly and humbly support through Golf Tournament Fundraising Events throughout the year.
During the holidays, Greg’s team and his clients look for ways to help those in need through coat, blanket, food, and toy drives. Greg was nationally recognized as a Layaway Santa when he paid off Christmas layaway accounts of strangers at The Villages Walmart. This led to the Pay it Forward campaign, where he gave elementary students gift cards to spend on others, and then write about their experiences. This past December, Parady Financial Group held a Christmas food drive which brought in 3,000 pounds of food to benefit local food pantries and shelters.
Parady Financial “adopted” three area elementary schools, providing much-needed technology, snacks for summer enrichment programs, and school supplies for students through client and community donations. In support of the college scholarship program, Take Stock in Children, Greg and his team host dinners for well-deserving, at-risk secondary students in Lake and Sumter Counties.
Parady Financial enjoys being a sponsor of various community service groups, projects, and events, including the Lymphoma Research Foundation,
The VHA Helping Hands, Angel Snugs, Villages Life Care Advocates, Vietnam Veterans, Junior Golf, Toys for Tots, the Alzheimer’s Family Organization, Military Officers of America, Combat Veterans to Careers, Seeds of Hope Food Campaign, Locks of Love, and the AVID school program. In his free time, Greg loves spending time with his wife and three children, gourmet cooking, golfing, fly fishing, and traveling.
Watch next month’s issue of The VHA Voice for highlights from this special evening. ACVH