One of the great passions of Ebby Halliday Acers’ life was service to the community she proudly called home. Ebby, who founded Ebby Halliday Realtors in 1945 and passed away last year, left an extraordinary legacy of philanthropy to her adopted community of North Texas.
While Ebby helped thousands of people during her lifetime, she had a special place in her heart for young people. Ebby did not have children of her own, but she helped educate and support many children, teenagers and young adults.
In an effort to further our founder’s impact on North Texas, Ebby Halliday Realtors’ Corporate Office “adopted” students at Ebby’s namesake school in southern Dallas, Ebby Halliday Elementary, to ensure they have gifts of their own this holiday season.
Mary Frances Burleson, president and CEO of Ebby Halliday Realtors, remarked, “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. Ebby had a very simple saying that she lived by, ‘Do something for someone every day.’ As we reflect on 2016 and look forward to 2017, we’re more committed than ever to honor Ebby’s extraordinary legacy through exemplary service to our clients, industry and community.”
PHOTO: Teacher Assistant Leticia Garcia, Principal Tangela Carter and Teacher Assistant Ojaciel Villa visited Ebby Halliday Realtors President and CEO Mary Frances Burleson to pick up hundreds of presents for the students at Ebby Halliday Elementary.