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Community Service

Once a bank has been purchased by an out-of-state institution, support in the local community usually decreases. That is because institutions based in other communities typically provide a majority of their support in the city where they are headquartered. As a locally owned bank, Paragon strongly supports the Memphis region. In fact, being actively involved in our community is part of Paragon’s mission.


A group of Paragon volunteers at the Neighborhood Christian Centers Spring Jam. 

Each year Paragon employees make no-sew blankets during Employee Appreciation week that are delivered to patients at Le Bonheur. 

Paragon's large team of employees and family at the 2010 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

Paragon's large team of employees and family at the 2010 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure


Make-A-Wish

Carrie-Lynn's Wish, 2014

Connor's Wish, 2013

Since our grand opening in 2005, we have given $10 to Make-A-Wish of the Mid-South for every new account opened at Paragon. With support from our customers, we have been able to grant nine wishes for deserving children.


Hawkins Mill Elementary School

Junior Achievement at Hawkins Mill

A surprise visitor during a holiday visit to Hawkins Mill!

Paragon adopted Ms. Kimberly Martin’s class at Hawkins Mill Elementary School in North Memphis in the fall of 2005. Several times during the year Paragon staff members visit the classroom to engage the children in different activities.  In addition, Paragon employees train Ms. Martin's class in the Junior Achievement program. 


Assisting the Community Through Service (ACTS)

A majority of Paragon’s support is provided through service of our employees. Through its ACTS (Assisting the Community Through Service) program, Paragon grants 40 hours each year to all bank employees so they may volunteer their services to charitable organizations. Employees use their ACTS time during regular work days to provide help to dozens of local and national volunteer and charitable agencies. Of course, Paragon employees support charitable organizations in the Memphis community during evenings and weekends, too.

Robert Shaw (l) and Child Advocacy Center Executive Director Nancy Williams (r) at the 2010 Celebrity Chef Gala

Robert Shaw (l) and Child Advocacy Center Executive Director Nancy Williams (r) at the 2010 Celebrity Chef Gala

Jonelle Middlebrook participates in a Paragon blood drive.

Jonelle Middlebrook participates in a Paragon blood drive.

Paragon has been a corporate sponsor for the Memphis Food Bank's Student Food Drive for several years. Employees and customers work together to collect food for the needy.

Paragon CEO Robert Shaw is pictured here with his wife Vickie and FedEx Sr. VP Matthew Thornton III, with whom he has served as co-chair for the March of Dimes Signature Chef’s Gala.

Paragon CEO Robert Shaw is pictured here with his wife Vickie and FedEx Sr. VP Matthew Thornton III, with whom he has served as co-chair for the March of Dimes Signature Chef’s Gala.

Community Support Deposit Account

Paragon’s Community Support Checking Account is another way we give back to the community. The account pays one half percent more in interest so that local non-profit organizations can earn more to give more.

Community Improvement Initiative

Paragon is assisting with an initiative to better coordinate the services of non-profit organizations in the Memphis area.

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