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YWCA Immediate Past Board President Catherine Z. Manning, left, and Ebby Halliday Acers. Photo: Ebby Halliday Realtors

Dallas community leaders, including Mayor Mike Rawlings, gathered yesterday morning to celebrate the opening of the new YW Women’s Center at Ebby’s Place, named after the grande dame of Dallas real estate, Ebby Halliday.

Empowering women to improve their lives is the bottom line, which is why the YWCA chose Ebby as its namesake, says Jennifer M. Ware, CEO of YWCA of Metropolitan Dallas.

“Ebby so beautifully represents what we do here and has such a great reputation and philosophy in her company of giving back,” Ware said. “Throughout her career, she has lifted other women up and educated people in her company about the importance of giving back to the community.”

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Outside the new YW Women’s Center at Ebby’s Place. This photo and all below: Candy Evans

YW Women’s Center at Ebby’s Place will provide programming, services, and resources that serve working poor women looking to make life better for themselves and their families. The center will offer programs that help women become strong mothers, advocates for their own breast health, successful in the workplace, and financially secure.

Ware, Rawlings, and Dallas City Council members Adam Medrano and ​​​Jennifer Staubach Gates cut the ribbon for Ebby’s Place around 10 a.m. yesterday at the renovated 20,000-square-foot building, located at 2603 Inwood Rd., between Maple and Denton Drive.

The center is adjacent to the Inwood/Love Field DART Rail Station and one block from a DART bus stop, offering access to all women throughout the community, including more than 286,000 women and girls battling poverty in Dallas County.

“The stats are heartbreaking,” Ware said. “Here in Dallas County, one in three single-female-led households live below the federal poverty line. The mission of Ebby’s Place is to begin changing those stats by helping women to gain financial independence.”

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Ebby's 103rd!

Might as well make it a national holiday, right? Ebby’s 103rd birthday, which was Sunday, is definitely one worth celebrating, says national real estate news source Inman News:

Ebby Halliday, known as “the first lady of real estate,” turned 103 on Sunday. Halliday began her selling career at the age of 8 when she sold Cloverine salve to neighboring farmers and later opened a hat shop, Ebby’s Hats, in Dallas, before founding Ebby Halliday, Realtors in 1945.

Now, the real estate firm is the largest in the Dallas-Fort Worth area by both transaction sides and sales volume, according to Real Trends. Nationally, the firm is the 12th largest by sales volume and 15th largest by transaction sides, representing homes worth a combined $4.8 billion in 2012 in 15,915 transaction sides. *

Halliday asked that, in lieu of gifts, people support an addiction treatment center, Ebby’s Place at the YWCA. *

“It is our duty and privilege as Realtors to get involved, participate in the activities of our cities, and to help build our communities,” she said.

We are so proud of this amazing woman and trail-blazing Realtor! Happy birthday, Ebby, and congratulations on building a legacy in Ebby’s Place that will inspire many generations of women to come!

* Editor’s Note: The Inman News story incorrectly stated 2013 numbers and the purpose of the new Ebby’s Place on Inwood Road. Ebby Halliday Companies sales for 2013 were more than $6.4 billion with more than 19,500 transactions. Ebby’s Place at the YWCA is a new women’s center designed to help lift working women out of poverty.

Ebby's 103rd!

Might as well make it a national holiday, right? Ebby’s 103rd birthday, which was Sunday, is definitely one worth celebrating, says national real estate news source Inman News:

Ebby Halliday, known as “the first lady of real estate,” turned 103 on Sunday. Halliday began her selling career at the age of 8 when she sold Cloverine salve to neighboring farmers and later opened a hat shop, Ebby’s Hats, in Dallas, before founding Ebby Halliday, Realtors in 1945.

Now, the real estate firm is the largest in the Dallas-Fort Worth area by both transaction sides and sales volume, according to Real Trends. Nationally, the firm is the 12th largest by sales volume and 15th largest by transaction sides, representing homes worth a combined $4.8 billion in 2012 in 15,915 transaction sides. *

Halliday asked that, in lieu of gifts, people support an addiction treatment center, Ebby’s Place at the YWCA. *

“It is our duty and privilege as Realtors to get involved, participate in the activities of our cities, and to help build our communities,” she said.

We are so proud of this amazing woman and trail-blazing Realtor! Happy birthday, Ebby, and congratulations on building a legacy in Ebby’s Place that will inspire many generations of women to come!

* Editor’s Note: The Inman News story incorrectly stated 2013 numbers and the purpose of the new Ebby’s Place on Inwood Road. Ebby Halliday Companies sales for 2013 were more than $6.4 billion with more than 19,500 transactions. Ebby’s Place at the YWCA is a new women’s center designed to help lift working women out of poverty.