Community Outreach

Students Get a Lesson in Paying it Forward

More than 400 fourth graders at The Villages® Elementary of Lady Lake, Wildwood Elementary and Stanton-Weirsdale Elementary were given the task of playing Santa Claus this past Christmas. The students, many in the free- and reduced-lunch school programs, each received a $25 prepaid gift card from local businessman Greg Parady, owner of Parady Financial Group. …

Aim High… and then, Higher!

Over the last few months Parady Financial Group and our valued Clients have been working closely with Parady Cares (our non-profit foundation) to generate financial resources for AIM (Adventures in Movement) for the Handicapped, a non-profit organization.

‘Layaway angels’ soar to new heights, buying strangers over $50,000 in gifts

Greg Parady and his wife Jenni smile as they pay off thousands of dollars in strangers’ layaways at a local Wal-Mart in Florida. This is the year “Layaway Angels” really got their wings. Bored with traditional “write a check” charities and boosted by an economic upswing, several anonymous do-gooders across the country this year have …

Parady’s Tribute to Veterans

On behalf of Parady Life & Annuity, we want to extend our heartfelt thanks to our clients and residents of The Villages for making our 2nd Annual Parady’s Tribute to Veterans Honor Flight Event at Brownwood Paddock Square on Tuesday evening a resounding success. The Veteran’s Day festivities are our way of acknowledging and thanking …

Lady Lake Philanthropist Surprises School with Donation of 75 Laptops

Hiding behind a white van filled with 75 laptops on Thursday, Kathy Beinetti waited with 15 other senior citizens to surprise teachers and students at the Villages Elementary in Lady Lake with the new machines. “We like to support our local children as if they are our grandchildren,” said Kathy Beinetti, 75, who moved to …

4th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Fashion Show

Thank You… Dear Friends, Sometimes in life saying THANK YOU is not enough, but these are the only words we have to express our gratitude for the blessings we receive. We are at that point right now because the words THANK YOU cannot relay the elation we feel at the reception we experienced at the …

2014 School Snack Program

School Snack Program For Local Students Was A Huge Success!

Wildwood Elementary School students responded to the donations by writing Thank You Cards to the organizing group Parady Cares. Parady Cares, the fast growing community services program created by Parady Life & Annuity, just wrapped up an incredibly successful first time summer snacks program. Created to address a funding and food shortage crisis at Wildwood …

4th Grade Students React to Layaway Santa

The spirit of Christmas all year round! Greg Parady’s renown as the “Layaway Santa” and the response of grateful 4th grade student, leads to dynamic opportunities for his firm, Parady, to help local elementary schools in need. Though the media seems to thrive on the bad news that dominates the headlines day to day, we …

Brite at Night program offered Thursday night at Market Square

Members of the Community Improvement Council will be available with information about the Brite @ Night program from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Lake Sumter Landing Market Square (near Panera.)

We Bike For Kids presents $7,000 checks to Project Legacy, Youth Center

The We Bike For Kids ride in March raised money for local charities Project Legacy and the Sumter County Youth Center.

Alzheimer’s Family Support Walk shatters previous year’s numbers

Like many of the 2,000 participants in the second annual Alzheimer’s Family Support Walk on Saturday, state Rep. Marlene O’Toole, R-The Villages, and Sumter County Sheriff William Farmer were personally touched by the disease. O’Toole, who served as honorary chairwoman of the event, said her neighbor, Grace, had Alzheimer’s before she died and Farmer, event …

Hundreds of bicyclists take part in ‘We Bike For Kids’ charity event

Hundreds of cyclists turned out Saturday morning for the We Bike For Kids charity ride. The weather for the ride, which began and ended at SeaBreeze Recreation Center, was spectacular. Many made the event a family affair. Illiana Miranda and her daughter, Amandalesly Miranda, waited at the finish for her father, Efrain Lopez of the …

‘Lay-away Santa’ visits fourth-graders at Villages Elementary of Lady Lake

Greg Parady of Parady Life & Annuity stopped by Villages Elementary of Lady Lake recently to talk about the power of giving. In part, he wanted to visit with fourth graders at the school on Rolling Acres Road who had written him “thank you” notes for helping out local families at Christmas. Parady covered more …