Crye-Leike’s Good Neighbors

The following Crye-Leike sales associates and management staff are being recognized as “good neighbors” for embracing many worthy causes and being committed to helping make their community a better place to live in addition to marketing real estate:

 

2004 CRYE-LEIKE GOOD NEIGHBORS

 

GREATER ARKANSAS REGION

Danna Johnson, a sales associate affiliated with Crye-Leike’s Jonesboro branch office, for her volunteer fund-raising efforts with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to make wishes come true for many terminally-ill children.

 

Felicia Johnson, a sales associate affiliated with Crye-Leike’s Jonesboro branch office, for participating in a mentoring program for underprivileged children at City Youth.

 

Diane McAdoo,a sales associate affiliated with Crye-Leike’s West Memphis branch office, for her community work with the West Memphis Visitors Bureau and the West Memphis Chamber of Commerce. She served as 2004 co-chair of the first Gumbo Festival that raised over $5,000 for the West Memphis Chamber of Commerce. She also has spent the last seven years involved with the West Memphis Visitors Bureau’s Freedom Fest, where she has held a leadership role as chair and co-chair in orchestrating this Fourth of July celebration into a family-oriented event that attracts over 5,000 citizens in and around Marion County. McAdoo has also served as a founding member of the Visitors Bureau’s Business Expo, serving as 2004 chair, as well as founder of a Dickens of a Christmas Festival that provides holiday entertainment for over 2,000 people in the community.

 

GREATER CHATTANOOGA & N. GEORGIA REGIONS

Rosezella Crabtree,a sales associate of Crye-Leike’s Athens branch office, for her fund-raising efforts over the past 21 years with the Athens Chapter of Pilot Club International, a civic organization that raises funds to support research and treatment of brain-related disorders. She has served in all leadership capacities locally and statewide, including her most recent as Tennessee district governor.

 

Kellie Lane of Crye-Leike Commercial in Chattanooga who served as chairperson of a fund-raising event that raised $28,000 for the Boyd Buchanan School.

 

Kathy Tucker, managing broker of Crye-Leike’s Hixson branch office and president of the Chattanooga Association of Realtors, spearheaded the fund-raising efforts to raise funds to build the association’s first Habitat for Humanity house. Her leadership garnered over $112,000 that was enough to build two houses in the United States and two more in Haiti as well as have enough to set up a reserve fund earmarked toward another home to be built in the future.

 

GREATER MEMPHIS & N. MISSISSIPPI REGIONS

Kathy Bailey, a sales associate affiliated with Crye-Leike’s Tupelo, Miss. branch office, for her volunteer work with the American Red Cross which has led to her being named 2004 Volunteer of the Year by the American Red Cross’ Tupelo chapter.

 

Rocky Blair, a sales associate affiliated with Crye-Leike’s Germantown-Exeter branch office, for her volunteer efforts as publicity chair for the Germantown Library Commission and the River City Romance Writers Association; as treasurer of the Greater Memphis Alumni Chapter of the University of Memphis, and a member of the Habitat for Humanity Committee at Germantown United Methodist Church.

 

“Billie” Edith Bryant, a sales associate affiliated with Crye-Leike’s Millington branch office, for her volunteer fund-raising efforts with the Millington Civitan Club which supports the research and treatment for neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Down’s Syndrome.

 

Kaye Duncan, a sales associate affiliated with Crye-Leike’s Millington branch office, for her weekly volunteer work with senior citizens at the Baker Community Center as well as her fund-raising efforts for cancer treatment and research at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital where her niece is being treated.

 

Brenda Estes & Norma Cother, sales associates affiliated with Crye-Leike’s Tupelo, Miss. branch office, were appointed by the local Community Development Foundation to serve as an ambassador to help recruit new businesses to the area.

 

Letty Fisher, a sales associate affiliated with Crye-Leike’s Germantown-Exeter branch office, serves as a volunteer for the East Memphis Lions Club’s Mid-South Lions Sight & Hearing Project as well as raised over $8,000 to provide monies to purchase sight and hearings aids for indigent people in the community.

 

Gloria Ford, a sales associate affiliated with Crye-Leike’s Tupelo, Miss. branch office, is an active member and volunteer of the local chapter of the NAACP, Black Business Association and the Sister Network, a local charity meeting the needs of women who are diagnosed with cancer.

 

Linda Garlin, a sales associate affiliated with Crye-Leike’s Quail Hollow branch office in East Memphis, is an active member of the Helping Hounds, a local group of Greyhound dog owners who take their dogs to local hospitals, including children’s clinics, and nursing homes to provide pet therapy.

 

Waurene Heflin, a sales associate affiliated with Crye-Leike’s Tupelo, Miss. branch office, for her efforts in bringing awareness and raising funds needed to build a local Hospice House to care for terminally-ill patients. She also serves on the board of directors for the local United Way.

 

Julie Holcomb, a sales associate affiliated with Crye-Leike’s Tupelo, Miss. branch office, who serves as a volunteer for Hearts in Motion, a local group that attempts to enrich the Christmas Season of the less fortunate as well as provide appliance and furniture donations to victims of fires and storms.

 

Pauline Horton, a sales associate affiliated with Crye-Lelike’s Tupelo, Miss. branch office, for her volunteer work with Mississippi Missing Children who knows first-hand what parents go through with her own child being taken by his father to a  neighboring state several years ago.

 

Tracy Kirkley, a sales associate affiliated with Crye-Leike’s Olive Branch, Miss. office, for her work with Habitat for Humanity. Her involvement spans three years in which she has served on its board of directors and is currently 2005 president of Habitat for Humanity’s DeSoto County Chapter for the next three years.

 

Dave Robertson, a sales associate affiliated with Crye-Leike’s Collierville branch office, for his unselfish and heroic deeds toward helping an impoverished grandmother and her twin granddaughters by providing clothing, food and better living conditions as well as recovering and returning a lost bank deposit to a local business.

 

Lillian “Lilly” Schneider, a sales associate affiliated with Crye-Leike’s Millington branch office, for serving as president of the Millington Civitan Club and leading its organization to raise funds for Special Olympics, cancer research as well as provide volunteer support at senior citizen community centers. She also provides volunteer shuttle assistance to the elderly.

 

Karen Thompson, a sales associate affiliated with Crye-Leike’s Millington branch office, for serving as the communications volunteer coordinator for the United Methodist Disaster Response Team that provided disaster relief for Florida hurricane victims in 2004. The disaster response team is sponsored by First United Methodist Church of Millington, of which Thompson is a member.

 

GREATER NASHVILLE REGION

Bert Harding, office receptionist for Crye-Leike’s Columbia branch office, for her volunteer efforts with the mobile lunch program for Maury Senior Center as well as organizing collection drives of donated items for Hope House and used cell phones for soldiers overseas. She also has served as an assistant den mother for a local Cub Scouts troop, treasurer of a youth bowling league at Galaxy Lanes, and dresses as a clown to encourage reading to children at elementary schools.

 

Carolyn Jeffers, a sales associate affiliated with Crye-Leike’s Franklin-Cool Springs branch office, for her volunteer work as Volunteer of the Month at the Ronald McDonald House in Nashville that provides overnight housing for sick children being treated at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital. She also is on the board of trustees of First United Methodist Church and an active member of the Order of the Eastern Star, a fraternal organization that supports charitable causes such as Alzheimer’s, cancer and heart disease research as well as youth scholarships.

 

Dee Lawrence, a sales associate affiliated with Crye-Leike’s Mt. Juliet branch office, for her  volunteer work in organizing blood drives in her local area for the American Red Cross.

 

Stephen McDonald, a sales associate affiliated with Crye-Leike’s Gallatin branch office, for serving as a member of the Sumner County Board of Education’s Tennessee Scholars Committee, responsible for implementing a Pilot Program that promotes to upcoming high school students the importance of getting onto a pre-collegiate track in school. He shares his real estate knowledge with high school students at Station Camp High School by teaching them how to rent an apartment and how to purchase a house. His volunteer efforts also include serving as a member of the board of directors of the Gallatin Chamber of Commerce and the United Chambers of Sumner County.

 

John McIntosh, a sales associate affiliated with Crye-Leike’s Gallatin branch office, for founding a non-profit agency in 1975 called Habilitation and Training Services, Inc. (HATS) that serves mentally challenged children and adults, a need he saw as a result of having a mentally retarded daughter.  He serves as the agency’s executive director and has grown the agency to a staff of 130 employees who service 168 adults, 65 children and operates 23 houses for companion living of mentally challenged adults. The agency has three centers in Robertson, Sumner and Robertson counties that offer pre-school and adult programming as well as training individuals to work in their supportive employment program. McIntosh also serves on the Sumner County Health Department’s Bio-Terrorism Unit as an emergency medical team member, trained at a moment’s notice by Homeland Security to serve.

 

Becky Meagher, a sales associate affiliated with Crye-Leike’s Green Hills branch office, for serving as a job shadowing mentor for students through Junior Achievement of Middle Tennessee.

 

Kathie Moore, a sales associate affiliated with Crye-Leike’s Franklin-Cool Springs branch office, for her volunteer work that supports the health and human service needs of her community by serving as a member of the Allocations Committee for United Way of Williamson County; by providing senior citizens Meals on Wheels through Church Women of Franklin; and by serving as a committee member who addresses the mental health needs through Tennessee Association of Mental Health Centers. She also serves as a board member of Feed America First, a non-profit organization that distributes surplus food to non-profits throughout Middle Tennessee. Her fund-raising efforts include raising monies for a private school, Battle Ground Academy, by serving as past chair of its annual Songwriters’ Night.

 

Kay Rachunok Schillo, a sales associate affiliated with Crye-Leike’s Clarksville Sango branch office, for her volunteerism and leadership and fund-raising efforts as a board member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Clarksville. She was the recipient of the Ron Holcomb Award in 2004 for her steadfast and unselfish devotion to the cause of this organization. She currently is spearheading the sponsorship of building a central facility for occupancy by multiple non-profit agencies in Clarksville to lower overhead costs for those agencies and to take advantage of the synergy realized by combined efforts.

 

Jim Templeton,sales associate affiliated with Crye-Leike’s Gallatin branch office, for his steadfast volunteer efforts over the past eight years in bringing each week senior citizens in Gallatin their Meals on Wheels through Church of Christ in Gallatin.

 

Penny Wade,a sales associate affiliated with Crye-Leike’s Gallatin branch office, for her volunteer work in serving as an advocate for abused and neglected children of the Tennessee court system through CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates.

 

Vickie York, a sales associate affiliated with Crye-Leike’s Brentwood East branch office, for serving as a volunteer and supervisor for the American Red Cross’ national relief efforts, an accomplishment that represents four years of volunteer service during six national disasters.

 

Joyce Friedman of Brentwood, public relations director of Crye-Leike, for spearheading a community grassroots effort that secured $600,000 in unappropriated funds from the Williamson County Commission to purchase a 104 ft. aerial ladder fire truck for an ill-equipped local volunteer fire station. She also is an active volunteer and past board member for United Way. She has served for the past five years as Crye-Leike’s corporate campaign coordinator for the company’s annual United Way Giving Campaign that covers 88 branch & franchise offices in 46 counties in four states. She has grown the company’s annual giving program 10-fold, raising over $345,000 during that time period.

 

 

2003 CRYE-LEIKE GOOD NEIGHBORS

 

 

GREATER ARKANSAS REGION

Sandy Bagwell of Crye*Leike Missco Realty in Blytheville, Arkansas, a Crye-Leike franchise, who was a Book Angel, donates monies toward That Bookstore in Blytheville, Arkansas’ Book Angel Program, a reading and book program that distributes books to over 800 children in Mississippi County’s Head Start classes.

 

Crye*Leike Missco Realty in Blytheville, Ark. sponsors a Student of the Month program for the Blytheville Middle School. The program helps to build student’s self-esteem, establish school spirit and promote public confidence in the school.

 

GREATER CHATTANOOGA & N. GEORGIA REGIONS

Relocation Services Coordinator Claudette Horten of Crye-Leike Relocation Services – Chattanooga Region who is an American Cancer Society volunteer for “Reach to Recovery,” a visitation program that matches breast cancer survivors with someone recently diagnosed with breast cancer. A Reach to Recovery volunteer listens to the patient’s concerns, recommends resources and offers emotional support. Horten is a four-year breast cancer survivor.

 

Nick Nicholas, a sales associate affiliated with Crye-Leike’s Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga. branch office, who is chairman of the board of the Catoosa Family Collaborative, an organization that oversees many different social organizations in the county, and who is a founding member of Prevent Child Abuse of Catoosa County;

 

Crye-Leike Sales Associate Libby Walls of Crye-Leike’s Ft Oglethorpe, Ga. branch office who helped to raise $3,000 for the Lookout Valley Lions Club by working in their golf tournament.

 

GREATER MEMPHIS & N. MISSISSIPPI REGIONS

Crye-Leike sales associate Carole Hinely of Crye-Leike’s Quail Hollow branch office who serves as an alderman for the City of Germantown, Tenn. She was named the first Community Partner of the Year by the Germantown High School for her commitment and service during the 2002-2003 school year. She has been a longstanding advocate of public education and fundamental to the overall success of Germantown High School. She also was the recipient of the 2003 Lion Heart Award from the Youth Villages 5K Steering Committee. The award is presented annually to an individual who has made a significant contribution to both the Youth Villages 5K Run/Walk and the children of Youth Villages. Over the years, Hinely has overseen traffic flow at the Youth Villages’ 5K Run/Walk. With thousands attending each year, Hinely’s role as traffic director is a vital one. She has also been a continuous advocate of and fund raiser for Youth Villages.

 

Managing broker Lynette Magee of Crye-Leike’s Hernando & Southaven, Miss. branch offices who was appointed to the Mississippi Real Estate Commission by Governor Ronnie Musgrove. She fills the at-large position for a four-year term that began July 1, 2003 and ends June 30, 2007.

 

Natalie Prater, a sales associate affiliated with Crye-Leike’s Midtown branch office in Memphis, Tenn., who was elected president-elect of the Friends of the Pink Palace, to serve in 2005, was appointed to the board of directors of Memphis Museum Systems; and served as 2003 chairman of the Pink Palace Crafts Fair;

 

Sales associate Scarlet Winchester of Crye-Leike’s Cordova branch office who served as 2003 director of the 21st Annual Youth Villages 5K Run/Walk.

 

Crye-Leike Southaven hosted clothing and food drives which have benefited the homeless in DeSoto County and Memphis and has also helped DeSoto Sunrise Homes.

 

GREATER NASHVILLE REGION

Kay Crawford,managing broker of Crye-Leike’s Bellevue branch office in Nashville, Tenn., who was named Volunteer of the Year by the Nashville Chamber of Commerce;

 

Toy Fuson, a sales associate affiliated with Crye-Leike’s Brentwood West branch office, who was the recipient of a 2003 Commendation Award from the Brentwood Police Department in appreciation of support rendered during an armed robbery at the Bank of America and a subsequent officer involved shooting;

 

Kerry Harris of Crye-Leike’s Columbia branch office who received in November 2003 the honor of being named a Paul Harris fellow by the Columbia Breakfast Rotary Club. The Paul Harris fellowship, the highest honor Rotary bestows, recognizes Harris’ outstanding service to Rotary and to his community. Harris served as president of the Columbia Breakfast Rotary Club in 2003. He is on the 2004 Columbia Board of Zoning Appeals and was the 2003 president of the Central High School Band Boosters;

 

Crye-Leike sales associate Miranda Harvey of Crye-Leike’s Lebanon branch office who serves on the 2003 board of directors of the United Way of Wilson County;

 

Diane McKee of Crye-Leike’s Columbia branch office who serves on the 2004 RIP Regional Intervention Program for the Mental Health Association;

 

Crye-Leike Sales Associate Martha Miller-Sloan of Crye-Leike’s Brentwood West branch office who was awarded the Community Service Award in 2003 from the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors for her work in 2002 with various charities in the Nashville area, including the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center’s Patient & Family Care Program, the Tennessee Society of Daughters of the American Revolution, United Way, Youth Villages and Habitat for Humanity;

 

Faye Wyatt of Crye-Leike’s Columbia branch office who is a 2004 member of the Mt. Pleasant Regional Planning Commission and a member of the board of directors of the Clean Community System; and,

 

Randall Wyatt of Crye-Leike’s Columbia branch office who served as 2003 president of the Mt. Pleasant Main Street.

 

Crye-Leike Sango and St. Bethlehem held a “Support Our Troops” Rally in April 2003 in honor of our military and to raise money to support our military families.