Thursday, September 20, is North Texas Giving Day, a day when we can all come together and rally behind the nonprofits that make our community a better place to live, work and play. This year North Texas Giving Day is especially meaningful to all of us at the Ebby Halliday Companies as it takes place on the heels of the recent launch of the Ebby Halliday Foundation.
Named in honor of Ebby Halliday Acers, the founder of Ebby Halliday Realtors and a prominent Dallas philanthropist who passed away in 2015 at age 104, the namesake foundation continues Ebby’s substantial philanthropic work across North Texas.
Ebby founded Ebby Halliday, REALTORS in 1945. The Dallas-based company, recently acquired by HomeServices of America, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, owns Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate, which has been a member of the Ebby Halliday Family of Companies for a decade.
The Ebby Halliday Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, supports charitable and educational activities that serve women and children in need across our region.
“Each of us who had the good fortune of knowing Ebby was touched by the grace, fortitude and compassion with which she lived her life,” says Mary Frances Burleson, president and chief executive officer of the Ebby Halliday Companies and a founding member of the board of directors of the Ebby Halliday Foundation. “Ebby had a very simple saying that she lived by, ‘Do something for someone every day.’ That small bit of wisdom served Ebby very, very well and has had a tremendous impact on many individuals and organizations in North Texas.”
Adds Ron Burgert, chief financial officer of the Ebby Halliday Companies and a founding member of the board of directors of the Ebby Halliday Foundation, “With the creation of the Ebby Halliday Foundation, we intend for Ebby’s impact to continue to be felt across our region for a long time.”
Until midnight Thursday, September 20, you’re encouraged to donate to one or more of the over 2,000 certified nonprofits at NorthTexasGivingDay.org. To donate to the Ebby Halliday Foundation, click here.