Little Rock, Ark. - 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 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.

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.

"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 Arkansas, Inc. has 13 branch and franchise offices with a sales force of over 250 sales associates who market real estate sales within eight counties in Arkansas: Craighead, Crittenden, Faulkner, Garland, Independence, Mississippi, Pulaski and Saline.