Helping Neighbors, Honoring 75 Years of Service

Considered one of Texas’ most successful businesswomen, Ebby Halliday Acers left a mark not only as a pioneer in North Texas’ residential real estate industry, but as a philanthropist who believed in giving back to the communities her namesake company serves. This commitment to, in her words, “do something for someone every day,” is still very much a part of the fabric of the Ebby Halliday Companies, a Berkshire Hathaway Affiliate, which includes Ebby Halliday Realtors, Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate and Williams Trew.

To mark our 75th anniversary as a leading real estate provider, we chose to honor this legacy by hosting a fundraising drive across our approximately 2,000 agents and employees to support the North Texas Food Bank and the Tarrant Area Food Bank. Ebby employees reached out to their networks to raise funds for hunger-relief in North Texas at a time when food bank services are needed more than ever due to the ongoing economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“Our agents’ work and efforts this year have resulted in a thriving real estate market during a pandemic,” said President and CEO Chris Kelly. “But we know there are so many more in our community who are struggling, and this is a year, more so than ever, to really support them.”

The impact of the pandemic is a driving factor in the Ebby Halliday Companies’ focus on community outreach and charitable giving as we celebrate 75 years of service. And in this season of giving thanks, our storied brand saw a great opportunity to showcase how collaboration and partnership strengthens our communities. 

As the employee giving campaign entered its final push leading up to Thanksgiving, the board of the Ebby Halliday Foundation made a matching gift offer. The Foundation provided a $2 match for every $1 donated (up to $30,000), tripling donations and encouraging agents to meet – and surpass – the $75,000 goal. We are thrilled as a company that not only did we meet the goal, we raised $110,000, providing 330,000 meals for our neighbors across North Texas.

With the ongoing pandemic and its devastating results, food insecurity remains a major issue in our region. If you are able to donate to the North Texas Food Bank or the Tarrant Area Food Bank, we encourage you to “do something for someone today.”

North Texas Food Bank Says ‘Thanks’



Representatives of the North Texas Food Bank recently paid a special visit to Founder and Chairman of the Board Ebby Halliday to say “happy birthday” and to express their appreciation for Ebby Halliday Realtors’ support of the food bank at a particularly critical time. Jasmin Holmstrup, director of corporate engagement, and Laura Hoagland, corporate engagement manager, presented Ebby with a framed thank-you note from the food bank and a child’s drawing expressing gratitude, and some home-baked cookies!


Last fall, at about the same time Ebby Halliday Realtors was highlighting its “The Kitchen is the Heart of the Home” promotion, the North Texas Food Bank issued a call to action to area businesses to increase their support. We’re proud to say each of Ebby’s 25 North Texas offices, as well as the company’s corporate office, enthusiastically responded by donating and collecting thousands of pounds of non-perishable food items.


During the NTFB representatives’ visit with Ebby, Ms. Holmstrup reported that Ebby Halliday Realtors had helped provide approximately 24,000 meals for hungry North Texans. Adding fun to the visit, Ms. Holmstrup brought her daughter, Kyra, to meet Ebby and the two immediately hit it off, discussing hats, school, and more.


The North Texas Food Bank is a critical lifeline to many in our community. To learn more about how you can positively impact our neighbors in need, visit