RIDGELAND, MS., – Crye-Leike, Realtors congratulates it’s sales associates and employees in Ridgeland Mississippi for their support of the 2008 United Way Campaign.  Under the leadership of Broker Associate Shari Lackey-Culver, the sales team achieved 100% participation.


“I want to thank my fellow associates for their support and for realizing that we really can make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate,” said Shari.  “While we always hope to raise more money than we did the year before, it’s equally important to have everyone participate and together we can have a profound impact on the lives of our neighbors.”


Shari spoke about the 2008 United Way campaign on numerous occasions during weekly sales meetings at the Ridgeland Crye-Leike office.  She incorporated text messages and emails along with face-to-face conversations to communicate the need to help in some way and for the office to reach a goal of 100% participation.


“The people of the State of Mississippi have been especially hard hit by recent hurricanes and other disasters, and that’s a fact everyone here can relate to,” said Shari.  “I’m a persistent person on matters like this, just as I am with my business and career, and I won’t stop until I reach my goal.”


Shari is the former President of the Jackson Cancer League, former President of the Hinds Board of the American Cancer Society and former Secretary of the State Board of the American Cancer Society.  She is a long time volunteer for the American Heart Association and American Diabetes Association having chaired, served and participated in many fundraising events.  Shari is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Jackson and an active fundraiser for the league’s Mistletoe Marketplace that funds many local charities. Currently she serves on various committees at Jackson Prep, Northminster Baptist Church, and The Stewpot dividing her time among family, church, school, and work activities.


“If I’m not busy selling real estate, I’m probably working on a fundraising project to help someone in the community,” said Shari.  “While some people might consider my business to be about houses, it’s really about helping people and I’m truly committed to doing that as a Realtor and as an involved professional in my community.”


Shari is a licensed Broker Associate in Mississippi assisting buyers and sellers in and around Hinds, Rankin and Madison counties.  She is a Certified Relocation Associate (CRA), member of the Mississippi Association of Realtors (MAR), Jackson Association of Realtors (JAR) and National Association of Realtors (NAR).  Since June 2008, Shari has ranked as the #1 sales producer in the region for Crye-Leike specializing in all types of residential real estate sales with a focus on first time homebuyers and new home construction.


“My approach to real estate is similar to my approach to life which is to treat others as you would want to be treated,” said Shari.  “I try to envision my customers as family members and help to guide them through the process.”


For all your real estate needs and personal referrals, please contact Broker Associate Shari Lackey-Culver by phone at 601-954-2618 and you can email her at  She is based out of the company’s Ridgeland branch office located at 731 S. Pear Orchard Road, Suite 53 in Ridgeland Mississippi.


Harold Crye and Dick Leike established Crye-Leike, REALTORS in Memphis in 1977.  Today, Crye-Leike?, the nations 4th largest real estate company, has a network of over 4,100 sales associates and 132 corporate and franchise offices located in 65 counties through-out the eight-state southern region of Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi and North Carolina.


Crye-Leike is a full-service real estate company offering buyers and sellers services in the following areas of specialty: residential sales, mortgage lending, title, insurance, commercial business and investments, property management, development and construction, builder resources, REO bank-owned properties, relocation, auctions, and home services referrals.  In 2007, the Crye-Leike organization attained sales of $5.7 billion with 32,500 closed transaction sides.