Nashville, Tenn. - Crye-Leike, the nation's 10th largest real estate company and the largest serving Tennessee and the Mid-South, concluded its 2004 United Way Workplace Campaign by raising a total of $111, 877 company wide to support United Way agencies located in 32 counties in Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi and Georgia, a 21 percent increase from last year's campaign.

Within its Middle Tennessee Region, Crye-Leike was awarded the Circle of Caring Award by United Way of Williamson County, a level of distinction that recognizes those outstanding campaigns based on the following criteria: organization and growth, level of corporate and employee giving, and year-round commitment to United Way programs.

Within its Central Arkansas Region, Crye-Leike was awarded the Crest Award by United Way of Pulaski County, a level of distinction that recognizes those campaigns with over 50 percent participation and over a 10 percent increase in giving.

Crye-Leike also is ranked among the Top 25 Partners of United Way of Williamson County, a recognition for achieving a level of giving that ranks Crye-Leike among the top 25 company supporters in Williamson County.

Since becoming a partner with United Way in 1995, Crye-Leike, its sales associates and corporate staff company wide have contributed in excess of $395,000 toward supporting United Way agencies in their communities.

"Our company's partnership with United Way is a perfect philanthropic fit for our real estate company. By giving to United Way, Crye-Leike is investing in the communities we serve," says Joyce Friedman, public relations director of Crye-Leike, Realtors who serves as Crye-Leike's campaign coordinator company wide as well as currently serves as 2005 campaign chair of United Way of Williamson County's Real Estate Division.

"We know that United Way's board members and other volunteers safeguard the monies raised with a stringent process for prioritizing needs, evaluating agencies and their programs and distributing funds to those agencies most deserving and in need," says Friedman. "Their diligence produces results and allows United Way to make a positive impact on our neighbors like supporting people in crisis, enriching seniors' lives, strengthening families, promoting health and independence and helping youth succeed."

Second only to government, United Way is the largest provider of funding for health and human services in the nation.

Crye-Leike (www.crye-leike.com), a full service real estate company for 28 years, has four regional hub offices in Little Rock, Ark., and Memphis, Nashville and Chattanooga, Tenn. Crye-Leike of Nashville, Inc. has 19 branch offices and one franchise office in nine counties throughout Middle Tennessee in Davidson, Maury, Montgomery, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson and Wilson counties, including Warren County in Kentucky.