Santa Cops Drive Assists Victims of Crime

Santa Cops Drive Assists Victims of Crime


Ebby Halliday Companies employees and sales associates donated over 300 toys, 250 books and 33 bikes and helmets to the 2016 Santa Cops toy drive.


Santa Cops Drive Assists Victims of Crime


Santa Cops, created and developed by Dallas police officers, assists members of the community who have been victims of crime. Members of the department identify families in need and a selection committee determines whether each family meets the criteria of the program. Those that are selected, based on officers’ observations and comments, are prioritized by need.


The next step is the best part of the process: watching the children’s faces when officers bring toys to their home just before Christmas. The Santa Cops program has assisted over 10,000 families throughout the years.


PHOTO 1: Ebby President and CEO Mary Frances Burleson and Executive Vice President and Director of Sales Offices Betty Misko are shown among hundreds of items donated to the 2016 Santa Cops drive.


PHOTO 2: Dallas Police Officers Stephen Prince, Jim Leakey and Lance White load gifts donated to the Santa Cops program by members of the Ebby Halliday Companies.



D CEO Features Ebby Execs



Ebby Halliday Companies President & CEO Mary Frances Burleson, who began working with founder Ebby Halliday when the business had just three offices and 35 agents, says she learned from the best. Executive Vice President & Director of Sales Offices Betty Misko feels the same way about Burleson.


At Ebby Halliday, we’re blessed with top talent throughout the executive ranks. Burleson and Misko are part of an executive dream team admired across Texas and far beyond.


In its May/June issue, D CEO magazine features Burleson and Misko in a compelling feature story on five high-profile Dallas CEOs and their “right hands.” Others included in the story are the Dallas Cowboys’ Jerry Jones and Rich Dalrymple, The Richards Group’s Stan Richards and Jean Howe, BP Capital’s T. Boone Pickens, Jay Rosser and Sally Geymuller, and Southwest Airlines’ Gary Kelly and Nan Berry.


From D CEO’s The Gatekeepers by Karen Nielsen:


There aren’t enough hours in the day for Mary Frances Burleson to personally manage the flurry of activity at the residential real estate empire of the Ebby Halliday Cos. With 2014 sales volume exceeding $6.6 billion, the president and CEO relies on Betty Misko, her friend, confidant, and vice president and director of sales offices. “Between the both of us we have 100 years in this business,” says Misko. “There’s a lot of experience we can draw on.”


The two think alike, often dress alike, are high-touch managers, and as pre-baby boomers share not only a generation but by-the-book values. “I trust her implicitly,” says Burleson, who has been in her position since 1989. “That’s important.”


Click here for the full story from D CEO.


PHOTO: Ebby Halliday Companies Executive Vice President & Director of Sales Offices Betty Misko and President & CEO Mary Frances Burleson