North Texas Giving Day is Today


Today is North Texas Giving Day

 

Today, September 14, 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. Until midnight tonight, you’re encouraged to donate to one or more of the 2,500-plus certified nonprofits showcased at NorthTexasGivingDay.org.

 

In just eight years, North Texas Giving Day has pumped more than $156 million into the North Texas community – over $37 million in 2016 alone. Donations up to $10,000 made today to the nonprofits listed on the site will be amplified by the general bonus funds and prizes.

 

At Ebby Halliday Realtors, service to the community is one of our founding principles. Three charities particularly close to our heart are WiNGS (Women in Need of Generous Support), home of Ebby’s Place, which serves as a place for poor working women to change their lives; Juliette Fowler Communities, site of The Ebby House, a community for young women who have experienced foster care or have been abandoned, displaced or abused; and Happy Hill Farm, a 500-acre farm near Granbury that is home to North Central Texas Academy. The Ebby Halliday Acers Library is located at Happy Hill Farm.

 

Whichever North Texas charity you choose to support, please visit NorthTexasGivingDay.org today to make a difference in our community.

Happy Hill Farm Choir Spreads Holiday Cheer


 

Happy Hill Farm Choir Spreads Holiday Cheer

 

Members of Ebby’s corporate office recently enjoyed a visit from the Happy Hill Farm Choir. Each year during December, the choir makes the rounds to spread holiday cheer to the farm’s corporate supporters. The multi-talented choir treated the audience at Ebby Corporate to spirited renditions of holiday songs — and even provided surprise visits from a spot-on Elvis impersonator and Santa himself.

 

Happy Hill Farm Choir Spreads Holiday Cheer

 

“The Ebby corporate team always looks forward to its annual visit from the Happy Hill Choir,” says Mary Frances Burleson, president and CEO of Ebby Halliday Realtors. “Over the years, Ed Shipman, who passed away earlier this year, and his talented staff have helped so many young people grow into happy, productive adults. At Ebby Halliday, we are thrilled to be a part of that effort.”

 

Happy Hill Farm is a 500-acre farm that is home to North Central Texas Academy, an independent, accredited, coeducational and interdenominational college-preparatory day, boarding and international school near Granbury. Boys and girls ages 5 to 18 live, work and study at Happy Hill Farm, which accepts no federal or state funding.

 

Traditionally, more than 90 percent of North Central Texas Academy’s budget has come from donations within the private community from caring individuals, corporations and foundations. The Academy seeks out underserved students and provides scholarships in order that these highly motivated boys and girls receive the opportunity to learn, commit, grow, and eventually assume positions of responsibility and leadership in society.

 

For many years Happy Hill Farm has been near and dear to Ebby Halliday Realtors. The Ebby Halliday Library is located at Happy Hill’s academic complex.

 

To learn more about Happy Hill Farm or to donate, visit happyhillfarm.org.

 

North Texas Giving Day is Today


 

North Texas Giving Day is Today

 

Today, September 22, 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. Until midnight tonight, you’re encouraged to donate to more than 2,000 certified nonprofits at NorthTexasGivingDay.org.

 

In just seven years, North Texas Giving Day has pumped more than $119 million into the North Texas community – over $33 million in 2015 alone. All gifts of $25 to $50,000 given today will be amplified by some of the more than $2 million in bonus and prize funds. These funds are raised by Communities Foundation of Texas and come from businesses, foundations and individual donors. Some nonprofits have additional challenge grants to further amplify donations.

 

At Ebby Halliday Realtors, service to the community is one of our founding principles. Three charities particularly close to our heart are WiNGS (formerly YWCA of Metropolitan Dallas), home of Ebby’s Place, which serves as a place for poor working women to change their lives; Juliette Fowler Communities, site of The Ebby House, a new community for young women who have aged out of the foster-care system; and Happy Hill Farm, a 500-acre farm near Granbury that is home to North Central Texas Academy. The Ebby Halliday Acers Library is located at Happy Hill Farm.

 

Whichever North Texas charity you choose to support, please visit NorthTexasGivingDay.org today to make a difference in our community.

 

Kick-Off Event Supports Deserving Students


Kick-Off Event Supports Deserving Students

 

At Ebby Halliday, we’re big on little folks and the communities they create. We’re also proud to have been a return sponsor of the Dallas Cowboys Kickoff Luncheon benefiting the Dallas Cowboys Courage House at Happy Hill Farm.

 

AT&T Stadium was the place to be earlier today as the playing field at Jerry World hosted hundreds for the annual luncheon benefiting The Dallas Cowboys Courage House at Happy Hill Farm. The event was attended by the entire Dallas Cowboys organization, Happy Hill Farm students and supporters from throughout the North Texas region.

 

Happy Hill Farm is a 500-acre farm that is home to North Central Texas Academy, an independent, accredited, coeducational, interdenominational college-preparatory, day, boarding and international school near Granbury. Boys and girls ages 5 to 18 live, work and study at Happy Hill Farm, which accepts no federal or state funding.

 

Traditionally, more than 90 percent of North Central Texas Academy’s budget has come from donations within the private community from caring individuals, corporations and foundations. The Academy seeks out underserved students and provides scholarships in order that these highly motivated boys and girls receive the opportunity to learn, commit, grow, and eventually assume positions of responsibility and leadership in society.

 

For many years Happy Hill Farm Academy has been near and dear to the Ebby Halliday Companies. The Ebby Halliday Library is located at Happy Hill’s new academic complex.

 

We’re proud of our association with Happy Hill Farm and encourage you to consider making a donation in honor of Happy Hill founder Ed Shipman’s remarkable life. Mr. Shipman passed away August 22. Memorials may be made here or by mail at Happy Hill Farm, 3846 North Highway 144, Granbury, Texas, 76048.

 

To learn more about the good work being done at Happy Hill Farm, visit happyhillfarm.org.

 

Kick-Off Events Supports Deserving Students

Happy Hill Farm Founder Ed Shipman Passes Away


Happy Hill Farm Founder Passes Away

 

Today we remember a great man who exemplified Ebby’s motto of “Do Something for Someone Every Day” throughout his life, C. Edward Shipman, Sr.

 

Mr. Shipman founded Happy Hill Farm, now home to North Central Texas Academy, in 1975 and spent the next four decades changing the futures of thousands of children. It was always one of Ebby’s favorite charitable causes and one that Ebby Halliday Realtors remains committed to today.

 

Ed Shipman built and operated Happy Hill without state or federal funds. Initially, Happy Hill took in only troubled young people ages 4 through 18.

 

Said Mr. Shipman in 1986, “All the children who come here are in the midst of some kind of failure cycle. If you can turn that self-image around, you’re a long way down the line toward success.”

 

Happy Hill later added a day school operation and accepted international students. The name was changed to North Central Texas Academy at Happy Hill Farm. Today, Happy Hill is home to students from 17 countries and continues to change young lives for the better each and every day.

 

We’re proud of our association with Happy Hill Farm and encourage you to consider making a donation in honor of Ed Shipman’s remarkable life. Memorials may be made here or by mail at Happy Hill Farm, 3846 North Highway 144, Granbury, Texas, 76048.

 

Cowboys Kick-Off Event Supports Deserving Students


 

Cowboys Kick-Off Event Supports Deserving Students

 

At Ebby Halliday, we’re big on little folks and the communities they create. We’re also proud to have been a return sponsor of the Dallas Cowboys Kickoff Luncheon benefiting the Dallas Cowboys Courage House at Happy Hill Farm.

 

AT&T Stadium in Arlington was the place to be yesterday afternoon as the playing field at Jerry World hosted hundreds for the annual luncheon benefiting The Dallas Cowboys Courage House at Happy Hill Farm. The event was attended by the entire Dallas Cowboys organization, Happy Hill Farm students and supporters from throughout the North Texas region.

 

Happy Hill Farm is a 500-acre farm that is home to North Central Texas Academy, an independent, accredited, coeducational, interdenominational college-preparatory, day, boarding and international school near Granbury. Boys and girls ages 5 to 18 live, work and study at Happy Hill Farm, which accepts no federal or state funding.

 

Traditionally, more than 90 percent of North Central Texas Academy’s budget has come from donations within the private community from caring individuals, corporations and foundations. The Academy seeks out underserved students and provides scholarships in order that these highly motivated boys and girls receive the opportunity to learn, commit, grow, and eventually assume positions of responsibility and leadership in society.

 

For many years Happy Hill Farm Academy has been near and dear to the Ebby Halliday Companies. The Ebby Halliday Library is located at Happy Hill’s new academic complex.

 

To learn more about Happy Hill Farm, visit happyhillfarm.org.

 

Cowboys Kick-Off Event Supports Deserving Students

 

Cowboys Kick-Off Event Supports Deserving Students

Cowboys Kick-Off Event Supports Deserving Students

Cowboys Kick-Off Event Supports Deserving Students

Cowboys Kick-Off Event Supports Deserving Students

Cowboys Kick-Off Event Supports Deserving Students

Cowboys Kick-Off Event Supports Deserving Students

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Cowboys Kick-Off Event Supports Deserving Students

Happy Hill Choir Spreads Holiday Cheer


Happy Hill Choir Spreads Holiday Cheer

 

The holiday season kicked into full gear at the Ebby Halliday Corporate Office recently as we enjoyed the sounds of the Happy Hill Farm Choir. Each year about this time, Happy Hill Founder Ed Shipman and the choir make their rounds to spread cheer to corporate supporters of the farm.

 

Happy Hill Farm is a 500-acre farm that’s home to North Central Texas Academy, an independent, accredited, coeducational, interdenominational college-preparatory, day, boarding and international school near Granbury. Boys and girls ages 5 to 18 live, work and study at Happy Hill Farm, which accepts no federal or state funding, nor United Way money.

 

For many years Happy Hill Farm Academy has been near and dear to Ebby Halliday Realtors. The Ebby Halliday Library is located at Happy Hill’s academic complex.

 

To learn more about Happy Hill Farm, click here.

 

To support the kids at this special and deserving place, click here.