1 A Roast & Toast to Ebby Halliday For Her 100 th Birthday benefitting the Foundation Fighting Blindness
2 A Simple Vision The vision of the Foundation Fighting Blindness is simple: that one day we will live in a world unaffected by blindness caused by retinal disease. As the largest private funder of retinal degenerative disease research in the world, the Foundation is the driving force behind research that will bring an end to blindness and vision impairments that could affect more than 10 million Americans. Since our founding four decades ago, more than $400 million has been raised and invested in the Foundation s mission to prevent blindness and restore vision.
3 The Foundation Fighting Blindness honors Ebby Halliday for her 100 th Birthday Wednesday, February 23, 2011 The Hilton Anatole, Dallas
4 ACT I Video Presentation Grand Entrance of Ebby Halliday A Special Performance Dance Performance Welcome Remarks Video Presentation Remarks You Make Me Feel So Young Ebby escorted by Roger Staubach Ebby Halliday Centennial All Male Review Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Ron Chapman, Emcee The Honorable Pete Sessions Envision Gordon Gund Co-Founder & Chairman, Foundation Fighting Blindness Toasts Entertainment The Happy Hill Farm Academy Choir Dinner
5 ACT II Entertainment Remarks Video Presentation Video Presentation Ukulele Performance Dallas Ukulele Headquarters Steve Browne National Trustee, Foundation Fighting Blindness The Dallas Mavericks Warren Buffett Toasts Entertainment Birthday Cake Presentation Remarks Closing Remarks Tony Orlando Ebby Halliday Companies Employees and Agents Ebby Halliday National Trustee, Foundation Fighting Blindness Founder, Ebby Halliday Companies Ron Chapman Performances and Toasts by: (at time of press) Mary Frances Burleson Denny Carreker Kenneth H. Cooper, M.D Don Glendenning Jerry Jones Jim Keyes The Honorable Tom Leppert Bill Melton Dan Patterson Ross Perot T. Boone Pickens The Honorable Pete Sessions Roger Staubach Betty Turner Kern Wildenthal, M.D., Ph.D.
6 Thank you to the sponsors who have made this event possible with their generous support: Centennial Sponsor Llura & Gordon Gund Good Neighbor Sponsors Ebby Halliday Companies Roger Horchow & Family Margot & Ross Perot Yellow Rose Sponsors The Eugene McDermott Foundation Premier Designs, Inc. T. Boone Pickens Foundation Milliner Sponsors Ruth & Kenneth Altshuler, M.D., The Sharp Foundation Arch Foundation Repair, LLP AT&T Connie & Denny Carreker D Magazine Millie & Kenneth Cooper, M.D. GrandLuxe Magazine Harold Simmons Foundation Al Hill, Jr. Hunt Consolidated Gene & Jerry Jones Margo & Jim Keyes National Association of Realtors Nita & The Honorable Pete Sessions Frank Seddio, Sparkman Hillcrest Marianne & Roger Staubach Town North Bank, N.A. Lisa & Kenny Troutt Friends Elaine & Neils Agather Diane & Hal Brierley Ruth & Don Buchholz, SWS Group, Inc. Robin & Jim Carreker Carolyn & Buzz Crutcher Ellen Terry, REALTORS Ernst & Young, LLP Fox Family Foundation Carol & Don Glendenning, Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell Dorothy & Roger Hirl Linda & Steve Ivy Barbara & Mark Lemmon, M.D. Pat & Charles McEvoy The Neiman Marcus Group Lisa & Randy Muck, Accenture Barbara & Steven Durham UT Southwestern Medical Center/ St. Paul Medical Foundation
7 Dear Friends: We are delighted you could join us for a truly special event a Roast and Toast for Ebby Halliday in honor of her 100th birthday. Tonight will be a grand celebration for an extraordinary woman. Ebby s compassion, philanthropy, and entrepreneurial spirit have made remarkably meaningful impacts on the lives of thousands of citizens throughout the Dallas/Ft. Worth community, Texas, and our nation. We are truly privileged for the opportunity to recognize Ebby for her innumerable contributions and accomplishments. GORDON GUND WILLIAM T. SCHMIDT This unique evening would not have been possible without the hard work of our highly distinguished co-chairs, who are themselves vital community members. They include: Ruth and Ken Altshuler, M.D., Roger Horchow, Gene and Jerry Jones, Laura and The Honorable Tom Leppert, Margot and H. Ross Perot, Madeleine and T. Boone Pickens, Nita and the Honorable Pete Sessions, Marianne and Roger Staubach, and Lulie Gund. We at the Foundation Fighting Blindness are also grateful for the outstanding support of each and every one of you here tonight. In just a few short years, the people of this community have rallied to support the fight against blindness like no other region in our country. By joining in tonight s celebration for Ebby, you are helping drive critical research to save and restore vision in more than 10 million people from young children to retirees affected by vision-robbing retinal diseases. One particularly prevalent disease, age-related macular degeneration, affects Ebby herself. Thanks to your support, incredible strides are being made in labs and clinics around the world in search of treatments for macular degeneration and other conditions. Again, we are honored to be taking part in the celebration of Ebby s milestone birthday and remarkable life, and look forward to a memorable and fun evening with you all. Thank you, again, for joining us tonight. Have a wonderful time. Sincerely, Gordon Gund Chairman & Co-Founder Foundation Fighting Blindness William T. Schmidt Chief Executive Officer Foundation Fighting Blindness
8 Event Co-Chairs Ruth & Kenneth Altshuler, M.D. Llura & Gordon Gund Roger Horchow Gene & Jerry Jones Laura & The Honorable Tom Leppert Margot & Ross Perot Madeleine & T. Boone Pickens Nita & The Honorable Pete Sessions Marianne & Roger Staubach Event Committee Elaine & Neils Agather Cody Baker Marti Carlin Connie & Denny Carreker Nancy & Ron Chapman Kay Cheek Mary McDermott Cook Geri Cook-Lenahan Millie & Kenneth Cooper, M.D. Sheri Eddleman Leslie & Wicky el-effendi Candy Evans Regen & Jeffrey Fearon, M.D. Tamara Gaede Randall Graham Paulette Greene Cheryl Hall Chris Hickman Al Hill, Jr. Nell Anne Hunt Margo & Jim Keyes Joe Kobell Barbara & Mark Lemmon, M.D. Pat & Charles McEvoy Janie & Cappy McGarr Bill Melton Martha Morguloff Thomas Newbury Cindy O Gorman Dave Perry-Miller Caren Harvey Prothro Cindy & Howard Rachofsky Ralph Randall Penny Rivenbark Lizzie & Daniel Routman Capera Ryan Thomas Sanden Frank Seddio Peggy & Carl Sewell Jan Stell Sistie & Henry Stollenwerck, Jr. Diana & Richard Strauss Sue & Theodore Strauss Ellen Terry Betty Turner John Weber Kay Weeks Marnie & Kern Wildenthal, M.D., Ph.D.
9 Dear Ebby s Friends: We are thrilled that you could join us this evening to honor and celebrate our dear and special friend, Ebby Halliday, on her 100th birthday. This is truly a special occasion for a remarkable woman. As you know well, all of us throughout the Dallas/Ft. Worth community hold the utmost admiration and respect for Ebby, because of her courageous spirit, limitless drive and ambition, ethics and integrity, and perhaps most of all, her philanthropic passion. While Ebby Halliday Realtors has grown to be the largest independent real estate firm in Texas, Ebby s personal commitment to our community has been nothing less than extraordinary. No one gives back like Ebby. Given all that she has done for us, we can t think of a better way to show Ebby our appreciation and give something back to a cause that is so near and dear to her heart. By taking part in this special evening, you are supporting the outstanding work of the Foundation Fighting Blindness, a world leader in driving sight-saving research for diseases like age-related macular degeneration, which affects more than 10 million people in our country, including Ebby. The Foundation is a passion of Ebby s. Tonight we are here to support that passion. We hope you enjoy tonight s festivities as we reflect on memories past and make some new ones as well. Thank you, again, for celebrating Ebby s 100th birthday with us. Have a great time. Ruth & Kenneth Altshuler, M.D. Llura & Gordon Gund Roger Horchow Gene & Jerry Jones Laura & The Honorable Tom Leppert Margot & Ross Perot Madeleine & T. Boone Pickens Nita & The Honorable Pete Sessions Marianne & Roger Staubach
16 Always a woman ahead of her time, Ebby Halliday has established herself as an outstanding entrepreneur and business executive, a pillar of the Dallas community, and an extraordinary philanthropist. Nowhere will you find an individual so admired for their accomplishments, respected for their strength of character, and beloved for their graciousness and generosity. Ebby s Story Born in 1911, Ebby was raised early on by her grandparents in Leslie, Arkansas, after her father was tragically killed in an accident. While Ebby laments not getting the opportunity to know her father, she is grateful to her grandparents for instilling in her the many qualities that have guided her down a successful and enriching life s journey. I got a great start because my grandfather was an old-time Baptist circuit-riding preacher and I learned early on to be a good girl, she chuckles. When Ebby was seven, her mother remarried, and the family moved to a farm in Abilene, Kansas. It was there that Ebby developed a strong work ethic, helping with many daily chores to keep the farm running. She also loved going to a oneroom schoolhouse where she studied and read voraciously. Ebby helped support the family during high school by working in a department store learning how to sell and that the customer is always right even when they re not. In 1929, as the Great Depression began taking its hold on the economy, Ebby moved to Kansas City to sell hats at the Jones Department Store. Thanks to her selling skills and work ethic, Ebby was continually promoted, and after a stint with Jones in Omaha, Nebraska, was asked to manage the main department at W.A. Green in Dallas. When I got off the bus in Dallas, I thought I died and went to heaven, Ebby recalls. By saving and investing wisely, Ebby was able to open her own hat boutique in an old Victorian house. Ebby did well in that venture, but the husband of one of
17 Ebby s frequent customers asked her to help him sell a large block of modest-looking cement houses he d just built on the old Walnut Hills Golf Course. If you can sell my wife all those crazy hats then maybe you can sell my crazy houses, he said. By sprucing up the drab dwellings with carpet, curtains, and other furnishings, Ebby successfully sold those houses and her real estate career was off to an impressive start. In 1945, Ebby opened her own real estate office and grew the business by employing other women in the community, some of whom were widowed. Ebby Halliday Realtors has grown to become the largest privately held residential real estate firm in Texas and one of the largest in the U.S. Today, the firm has 30 offices and more than 1,600 staff and sales associates. In 2007, her company reached $4.7 billion in annual sales on 19,000 transactions. In 1965, Ebby married Maurice Acers, a man she considered the love of her life and her soul mate. Maurice, who passed away in 1993, worked as an FBI agent and later founded the property management and residential leasing division of Ebby s company. Ebby has donated generously to countless charities in Texas and the Dallas community, many of which provide support to children and people who are underprivileged. She has received dozens of awards and honors including the Foundation Fighting Blindness Visionary Award and the Horatio Alger Award for Overcoming Adversity to Achieve Success. She has also been inducted into the Texas Women s Hall of Fame. Ebby says that it has been important for her to never forget her roots. "My philosophy came from my mother and grandparents, who taught me to do my best, give thanks to God for the blessing of life itself, practice the Golden Rule, help those less fortunate, and reward those who have helped me along the way. I also try to make gratitude my most often-used word."
18 Great Moments in 1911 Born in Leslie, Arkansas 1929 Graduates from high school in Abilene, Kansas 1938 Arrives in Dallas to work at the W.A. Green Department Store 1945 Starts her real estate business selling 52 hard-to-sell houses built on an old golf course 1959 Becomes president of North Dallas Chamber of Commerce 1965 Marries Maurice Acers 1979 Wins Distinguished Service Award from National Association of Realtors My formula for longevity: I don t drink, I don t smoke, and I don t retire.
19 Ebby s History 1985 Wins Distinguished Service Award from International Real Estate Federation 1996 Inducted into the Texas Business Hall of Fame Inducted into the Texas Women s Hall of Fame 2005 Wins the Horatio Alger Award for overcoming adversity to achieve success 2007 Her company reaches $4.7 billion in annual sales on 19,000 transactions 2008 Receives Visionary Award from the Foundation Fighting Blindness Named honorary chair of the National Association of Realtors 100th anniversary gala
20 Board of Directors Gordon Gund CHAIRMAN Jeremiah H. Shaw, Sr. VICE CHAIRMAN Edward H. Gollob PRESIDENT Joel P. Davis SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT David B. Brint VICE PRESIDENT Haynes P. Lea VICE PRESIDENT & TREASURER Yvonne E. Chester SECRETARY Gregory A. Austin Daniel G. Bergstein Marilyn Green Alan R. Kahn James P. McNiel Nancy Mendelow Karen Petrou Edward Russnow Bruce P. Sawyer Deborah Shaw Moira Shea Warren Thaler George G. Villere David G. Walsh Theodore M. Welp DIRECTORS EMERITUS William J. Chatlos Harriet Finkelstein Howard Hirsch
21 Gordon Gund C H A I R M A N & C O - F O U N D E R F O U N D A T I O N F I G H T I N G B L I N D N E S S Gordon Gund is chairman and co-founder of the Foundation Fighting Blindness, the world s largest non-governmental source of research funding for retinal degenerative diseases. Through his leadership and vision, the Foundation has raised more than $400 million toward its mission. Gordon is also chairman and chief executive officer of Gund Investment Corporation, a firm in Princeton, New Jersey, that manages diversified investment activities. He has served as a board director of the Kellogg Company and Corning Incorporated, and has been a member of the board of directors of Athletes for Hope, a non-profit organization involved with charitable and community causes. Gordon was the principal owner of the National Basketball Association s Cleveland Cavaliers franchise ( ). He also co-owned three National Hockey League franchises the Cleveland Barons ( ), the Minnesota North Stars ( ), and the San Jose Sharks ( ). Gordon was also a member of the board of the U.S. Olympic Committee ( ).
22 Ron Chapman M A S T E R O F C E R E M O N I E S For most people in North Texas, there s never been a time when Ron Chapman wasn t on the air. In the late 1950s, he joined KLIF, the Mighty 1190, under the name Irving Harrigan. He and a friend put together a show called Charlie & Harrigan, which ruled the morning radio airwaves through the mid-1960s. In spring 1968, Ron was part of a group buying KVIL AM & FM. The station eventually achieved a number one rating. Ron enjoyed an incredible 32-year run at KVIL. In the late 1990s, KVIL ownership purchased KLUV FM, and in fall 2000, Ron announced it as a new home for his morning show. In 2010, Ron was inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame.
23 Tony Orlando E N T E R T A I N E R Tony Orlando is one of America s best-loved singing personalities. Along with the duo Dawn, he recorded several top-selling hits including Knock Three Times, Candida, and Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree, which was 1973 s number one song, and grew into an American anthem of hope, homecoming, reunion and renewal. Tony has been a recipient of three American Music Awards, a People s Choice Award, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. From 1973 to 1977, the Tony Orlando and Dawn television show was a highly rated weekly variety series on CBS. A popular headliner in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, and Reno, Tony maintains a touring schedule with appearances at performing arts centers around the country.
24 William T. Schmidt CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER James Minow CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER Stephen M. Rose, Ph.D. CHIEF RESEARCH OFFICER Annette Hinkle, CPA CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER Steven Bramer, Ph.D. CHIEF DRUG DEVELOPMENT OFFICER Patricia A. Dudley CHIEF HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER The Event Chairs and Committee for A Roast & Toast of Ebby Halliday thanks the Dallas office of the Foundation Fighting Blindness for producing tonight s event: Aaron Rager EVENT LEAD DIRECTOR OF EVENTS, SOUTHWEST REGION Marguerite DiGaetano DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT, SOUTHWEST REGION Richard Faubion DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT, SOUTHWEST REGION Kylee Stepner EVENTS ASSISTANT, SOUTHWEST REGION We also thank the following National Events Staff for their leadership: Kristin White SENIOR NATIONAL DIRECTOR, EVENTS Jennifer Hecker REGIONAL DIRECTOR OF EVENTS, WESTERN REGION Christina Donatelli SENIOR NATIONAL PROJECT MANAGER, EVENTS
25 The urgent mission of the Foundation Fighting Blindness is to drive the research that will provide preventions, treatments, and cures for people affected by retinitis pigmentosa, macular degeneration, Usher syndrome, and the entire spectrum of retinal degenerative diseases. HEADQUARTERS 7168 Columbia Gateway Drive Suite 100 Columbia, MD (800) Florida Region 5310 Northwest 33rd Avenue Suite 219 Ft. Lauderdale, FL (954) Midwest Region 1580 South Milwaukee Avenue Suite 606 Libertyville, IL (847) Greater New York Region Louise & Lansdale Boardman Center 225 West 34th Street Suite 1708 New York, NY (212) Rocky Mountain Region 6252 South Elmira Circle East Englewood, CO (303) Western Region West Olympic Boulevard Suite 560 Los Angeles, CA (310) Southern Region 4600 Marriott Drive Suite 340 Raleigh, NC (919) Southwest Region Alden Lane Frisco, TX (214)
26 A World Leader in Driving Vision-Saving Research Founded in 1971, the Foundation Fighting Blindness is the world s largest non-governmental source of research funding for vision-robbing retinal diseases that affect more than 10 million Americans and millions more around the world. FUNDING THE BEST IN RETINAL RESEARCH The Foundation currently funds 140 projects at 76 prominent research institutions around the world. Thanks to the sustained commitment of our volunteers and donors, the Foundation is entering a new era of clinical trials and realizing some of the greatest breakthroughs in retinal research history. GENE THERAPY RESTORES VISION IN CHILDREN Landmark gene therapy clinical trials are restoring vision in children and young adults who were virtually blind. In one of these studies, a nine-year old boy was able to put away his white cane, ride his bike, and play baseball with his friends after just a single treatment.
27 CLINICAL TRIALS LAUNCHED FOR INNOVATIVE STEM CELL TREATMENT Thanks to decades of Foundation-funded lab research, clinical trials of an innovative stem cell treatment are about to begin. The therapy holds promise for saving vision in people with the dry form of age-related macular degeneration as well as the juvenile form of macular degeneration known as Stargardt disease. PHARMACEUTICAL SHOWS PROMISE FOR HALTING VISION LOSS The Foundation is initiating a clinical trial for valproic acid, a drug originally developed for seizure disorders that also shows potential for preserving vision in people with a devastating disease known as retinitis pigmentosa. TEXAS PLAYS LEADING RESEARCH ROLE IN FIGHTING BLINDNESS Since 1980, the Foundation has invested more than $10 million in research based in Texas and the surrounding region. Much of that investment has been made in investigations taking place in the Foundation s Southwest Regional Research Center for the Study of Retinal Degenerative Diseases, a collaborative network of institutions working toward common goals. Institutions in the Southwest Regional Research Center include: Retina Foundation of the Southwest (Dallas) The Retina Foundation of the Southwest has served as a key clinical trial site for the evaluation of several promising treatments for different forms of blinding diseases. Also, many people affected by retinal diseases in the Dallas community and from around Texas visit the Retina Foundation of the Southwest for eye care. The University of Texas Health Science Center (Houston) UTHealth serves as a world-class leader in identifying, cataloguing, and understanding the genetic variations that cause retinal diseases. Their research team uses powerful, state-of-theart screening technologies to identify diseasecausing genes, giving scientists around the world clear targets for the development of visionsaving treatments and cures. The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (Oklahoma City) Among their many retinal research efforts, OUHSC scientists are developing an innovative technology known as nanoparticles for the delivery of disease-correcting genes to the retina. These microscopic particles are uniquely able to penetrate cells and tissue for the delivery of therapeutic genes and molecules.
28 Thank You The Foundation Fighting Blindness wishes to thank the following individuals for their ongoing commitment and dedication to the success of tonight s event: Art & Commerce Cody Baker Bijoux, Chef Scott Gottlich Taylor Bledsoe Bob s Chop House David Brokaw Brownstone Restaurant, Chef Casey Thompson Buffini & Company Marti Carlin Connie Carreker Ron Chapman Mark Cuban Dallas Theatre Center Sandra Dotson Lynne Duncan Four Seasons Resort and Club, Dallas Sally Geymuller Randall Graham Anita Grisham The Houston Texans Michael Jackson Karen (KJ) Jones Mary K. Kehoe Marylyn Love LaGina Kissentaner The Mansion at Rosewood Rochelle Martin Bill Melton Dave Perry-Miller Katelyn Nichols and the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Nosh Euro Bistro, Jeff Armand Steve Peacock Rosewood Hotels and Resorts, San Miguel de Allende Jay Rosser Renee Sexton Stacy Smith and the Happy Valley Farm Academy Choir Steve Spainhouer Steve Fields Steak and Lobster Lounge Studio Movie Grill, Courtney Fuller Noel Tardy and the Dallas Ukulele Headquarters Betty Turner Production Credits Produced & Directed by Scott Mauro Entertainment, Inc. Scott H. Mauro, Executive Producer Production Manager/Technical Director Tony Melchior Writer Shelly Goldstein Pianist Anastasia Markina Assistant to the Producer Worth Howe Stage Managers Darius Robinson Nigel Wheeler Clip Editing John Blizek Darryl Harris
29 Good Neighbor Sponsors
30 The Foundation Fighting Blindness thanks Ebby Halliday for her great support. What a wonderful way to celebrate 100 years by helping this important research initiative. We hope your example of philanthropy will inspire others to follow your lead and further the fine work being done towards a cure for blindness of all kinds. Happy Birthday. Roger Horchow, Regen Fearon, Lizzie Routman, and Sally McCauley
31 Dear Ebby, You are a role model and outstanding example of business development and inspiring leadership for all those who work with you on your team. Throughout your business career, you have set the highest standard of ethics and integrity. You just keep getting better every year! Margot & Ross Perot
32 It s never been been more fashionable to be 100. Welcome to the club, Ebby.
33 Ebby says, "You want to know the best thing that ever happened to me? The secret of happiness! Make people feel you are interested in them. Make them feel special. We are special because of you, Ebby. We are honored to be a part of your great legacy. Happy Birthday! The Preston Keller Office
34 Yellow Rose Sponsors
35 What a privilege to have worked side by side with Ebby for half a lifetime! It has been a learning experience watching her work ethic, her extraordinary generosity, her quiet giving to those in need, not only of her wherewithal but of her time, energy and love. All this, and Ebby is fun! Betty Turner
36 Ebby, Happy 100th, Ebby! Thank you for your friendship and leadership. Through your philanthropy and success many have been given opportunity. Madeleine and I are honored to be a part of this celebration. Keep up the good work; we have a lot left to do. Boone
37 There are some people God created who have many gifts. Ebby is one who was created with a very special gift of making people feel like they are important. She takes the time to listen and show that she does care. We wish her Happy Birthday and God s blessings. Andy Horner, CSO
38 Milliner Sponsors
39 Ebby, Congratulations and Happy Birthday. Bette Perot
40 Congratulations Ebby! My wife Suzanne and I, and everyone at the Frontiers of Flight Museum, wish to send you our warmest 100th birthday greetings. You light up our life! You have been a wonderful inspiration to everyone in Dallas. You and your dear Maurice used your time and your treasure to support an endless array of good things in our city. I have personally enjoyed the opportunity to work with both of you over the years in our pursuit of a better community. Jan and Suzanne Collmer
41 Happy 100 to a woman of Vision Ebby Halliday. A generous supporter of the Foundation Fighting Blindness. Best wishes.
42 Happy Birthday, Ebby! Annette and Harold Simmons
43 "How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because some day in life you will have been all of these." -George Washington Carver Congratulations Ebby! Your friends at Sparkman Hillcrest
44 We all know of Ebby s business success but not everyone has been as fortunate as I have to have seen Ebby up close for 50 years. She is always upbeat, very gracious to everyone, generous in her praise, thoughtful and considerate. Ebby is fun and funny. No wonder EVERYONE LOVES EBBY. Her number one fan (I'm sure thousands would challenge me on that last statement!), Ruth Altshuler
45 Ebby, Congratulations and Happy Birthday. Lisa and Kenny Troutt
46 It takes a long time to grow young. Pablo Picasso Happy Birthday and congratulations on 100 years! We truly feel honored to support your wonderful company, your agents and your philanthropy efforts. Clay McClintock & Tamera Gaede
47 Dear Ebby, For 100 years you have made this world a better place. An inspiration to us all, you are a beautiful gift that keeps on giving...to your friends, your coworkers, and your community. The finest gift of all is the privilege of sharing your friendship. May you have a very Happy Birthday! God Bless, Margo and Jim Keyes
48 Happy Birthday dear Ebby. You are, and will forever be, an inspiration to us. We feel so privileged to be with you tonight to celebrate this momentous occasion. Love in Him, Connie & Denny Carreker
49 Congratulations Ebby and Happy Birthday. You are truly a community jewel. AT&T
50 Ebby, no words can express the past 100 years, the trails you have blazed, the good you have done or the legend you have become. So let us just say, in the simplest of words, we love you and we are grateful for your friendship. Town North Bank, N.A.
51 Ebby, Thank you for your ongoing commitment and dedication to the communities of Dallas and the Foundation Fighting Blindness. We wish you a wonderful 100th Birthday. Fondly, Marianne and Roger Staubach
52 Ebby, You are well known as an icon in the business world, but we are sure what you will be most remembered for is the great concern and compassion you have for those in need. That will be your legacy. It has been an honor to call you our friend. Dr. Ken and Millie Cooper
53 Happy Birthday to the grandest first lady of Dallas! For 100 wonderful years, you have set an example of generosity, leadership, and friendship that all of us in the Dallas community strive to match. We wish you the very best! With love, Nete and Congressman Pete Sessions, Alex, and Bill
54 Happy 100th birthday, Ebby!
55 Ebby Halliday has been an inspiration for women and girls in Dallas for decades. When so many doors were shut to women, Ebby just kept knocking and built a successful real estate business from its beginning in the now landmark white house at the corner of Preston and Northwest Highway. Ebby is truly a local legend. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison
56 Ebby, Happy Birthday! Thanks for teaching all of us from your amazing 100 years how to live a life of success on all levels as a great wife, businesswoman, public servant, and friend. From all of your admirers at Brinker International
57 Generous philanthropist and dedicated fundraiser are but two of the many stylish hats worn by Ebby Halliday. Communities Foundation of Texas has benefitted from her leadership, her determination and her inspiration for over 30 years. Just like everyone else she encounters, she always makes us feel special. Happy Birthday, Ebby!
58 Ebby, Congratulations. Your first 100 years have been an inspiration to us all. Your journey has enriched, and positively impacted, the lives of thousands. We are privileged and honored to be your friends. You are a Texas treasure and the guardian angel of this community. With the warmest regards and appreciation. Gene and Jerry Jones
59 Happy 100th Birthday, Ebby! You are a woman of integrity, conviction, power, honor and great wisdom. The past 15 years that you have owned Ellen Terry, Realtors have been some of the most wonderful, empowering, and growth-filled years of my life. I have loved getting to know you on a personal level as a dear friend, teacher, mentor and boss! With much love and gratitude, Ellen Terry, your Podner
60 On behalf of the members & staff of the National Association of REALTORS, Happy 100th Birthday Ebby! Your indomitable spirit and unwavering dedication to the Real Estate industry personifies the true meaning of REALTOR. Today, we are proud to honor you as the First Lady of Real Estate.
61 Ebby was five years old when Hexter-Fair s first company, Hexter Title & Abstract, was born. We were here to welcome her to the Dallas Real Estate Industry. At that time, she exuded the charm, humor, intellect, and integrity that have continued as the hallmarks of her fabulous career. Happy Birthday, Ebby!