The late Ebby Halliday may have been the North Texas queen of residential real estate, but she was also a legend when it came to philanthropy. Her mission was simple — “Do something for someone every day.”
Despite her death five years ago and her original company Ebby Halliday Realtors including Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate and Williams Trew being part of Berkshire Hathaway, she still inspires others to follow her lead.
The latest example is The Ebby Halliday Companies’ Community Outreach Council. To celebrate the brand’s 75th anniversary, the Council had a goal of providing $75,000 for local food banks. But that just didn’t happen.
No, instead thanks “to the last month of the agent-led initiative, donates were incentivized by a challenge from the Ebby Halliday Foundation to triple every dollar contributed (up to $30,000).
According to Agent Steve Davies, who co-led the drive, “Our 75th anniversary as a leading real estate provider presented the perfect opportunity to honor Ebby’s legacy by inviting our 2,000 agents and staff to support the North Texas Food Bank and the Tarrant Area Food Bank. We each tapped into our respective networks — even agents who never had the chance to know her — and got the job done.”
And the timing couldn’t be more vital with so many turning for help from the food bank… many for the first time.
As Council Co-Leader Mary Beth Harrison put it, “All things considered, this year has been a good one for the local real estate market. But we know there are so many in our community who are struggling, and we felt a sense of urgency to support our neighbors.”
Ebby would be so proud.