“Do something good for
someone every day” is one of the many “rules” that Dallas real estate legend Ebby
Halliday lives by—and that “Ebbyism” seemed to capture the theme of Juliette
Fowler Communities’ inaugural 2013 Visionary Women Luncheon, honoring Ebby.
More than 500 people
gathered in the Trinity Ballroom of the Omni Dallas Hotel, on Friday, May 10 to
celebrate Visionary Women and the 120th anniversary of Juliette
Peak Fowler had a dream to provide a loving home for the city’s orphans and
widows. Through an estate gift of $4,500, her dream became a reality at 1234 Abrams Road in
1892—today a 24-acre campus of 355 residents.
years later, another visionary woman, real-estate icon Ebby Halliday, began
families find homes. Her entrepreneurship and philanthropic leadership are
legendary throughout Texas.
Ebby Halliday came to
Dallas in 1938 to sell hats for W. A. Greene
Department store, which was located downtown in the Wilson building across from Neiman
Marcus. It was when developer Clint Murchison
asked, “If she could sell those crazy hats, why couldn’t she sell his houses
(which weren’t selling)?” that she began a career in real estate.
And what a career it
has been! In 1963, Ebby Haliday was the
first woman ever to receive the Texas Realtor of the Year Award. In 2005, she received
the Horatio Alger Award for Overcoming Adversity to Achieve Success, and in
2012, the Dallas Independent School District
named an elementary school in her honor.
Juliette Fowler President
and CEO Sabrina Porter announced that Juliette Fowler is now called Juliette
Fowler Communities. Fowler offers residential
and assisted living for varying levels of needs. It is a community within the Lakewood community,
giving people of all ages choices, community and connection. photo by Kim Leeson.
Ken Lampton, RE/MAX About Dallas
CRS (Certified Residential Specialist)
The Expert on Dallas M-Street / Lakewood Homeswww.m-street-dallas.com