Crye-Leike Expands Commitment to United Way

Nashville, Tenn. – Crye-Leike, Realtors has expanded its commitment to participate in United Way’s 2002 Workplace Campaign by organizing fund-raising campaigns within all of its 50 branch offices located in Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi and Georgia, announced Harold Crye, chief executive officer of Crye-Leike.

“At Crye-Leike, we believe it important to give back to the communities in which we do business. United Way provides us that opportunity because it is the best way to help the most people,” said Crye. “Our company wide United Way campaign provides the opportunity for our 2,200 sales associates and 550 employees to donate to United Way so they may shape a better future for the communities they serve.”

Crye-Leike sales associates and employees have contributed over $136,000 in donations since Crye-Leike held its first United Way Workplace Campaign in 1995 in Memphis, Tenn.

Crye-Leike has received several awards from United Way, including the 2001 Most Improved Campaign for a large company and the 2000 Most Outstanding New Company Campaign in Williamson County.

“Last year, donations for our company’s United Way campaign was definitely impacted following on the coattails of the devastating events of 9/11,” said Joyce Friedman, Crye-Leike’s United Way campaign coordinator and public relations director. “We all felt that sense of urgency to give; there was a newfound awareness to support our communities. Everyone’s generosity was clearly reflected in their donations.”

Donations to Crye-Leike’s 2001 United Way Workplace Campaign increased 61 percent from the year prior, raising $52,863 company wide, noted Friedman. “With Crye-Leike as well as most businesses and companies kicking off their 2002 United Way campaigns in September, you can’t help but be mindful and empathetic to supporting United Way when the first anniversary of 9/11 is upon us.”

Crye-Leike (www.crye-leike.com), a full service real estate company for 25 years, is the nation’s 13th largest real estate company and the largest serving Tennessee and the Mid-South.