15th Annual Ebby Awards

The 15th Annual Ebby Awards, presented by Our Friends Place at the 2019 Gala, Auction & Casino Night on April 27, 2019, will recognize an individual (female or male) and/or an organization who has made significant achievements for the advancement of girls and/or women in North Texas.  The award is named in honor of Ebby Halliday Acers for her tireless commitment and contributions to women in our community. 

With great pleasure, Our Friends Place congratulates Terry Goltz Greenberg and Southwest Airlines as winners of the 15th Annual Ebby Awards.

Terry Goltz Greenberg states that “Our Friends Place is an organization that prioritizes empowering young women with the tools they need to succeed. I had the privilege of working at OFP with Sue Thiers Hesseltine where I learned how lives can be transformed when passion, hard work, and best practices come together. I carried this into my work in teen pregnancy prevention, founding NTARUPT (The North Texas Alliance to Reduce Unintended Pregnancy in Teens), where we make sure all teens have information needed to make healthy decisions and ensure that opportunity is uninterrupted. It is especially meaningful to be honored for this work by an organization that shares our focus on young people’s success.”

Southwest Airlines is honored to be recognized by Our Friends Place as a 2019 Ebby Award Recipient”, said Laura Nieto, Director of Community Outreach. “For more than 40 years, Southwest has connected people and championed communities around the country, including the North Texas region. Our work to support the advancement of young girls and women in this area is important to us and we are grateful to share this recognition with so many other deserving recipients.”

We look forward to accepting nominations for the 2020 Ebby Award in fall 2019. Find more information and the nomination form here.


PAST RECIPIENTS OF THE EBBY AWARD

Ebby Halliday Acers

Sister Margaret Ann Moser, president of Ursuline Academy

Elizabeth Solender, president of Solender/Hall and past president of CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women)

Sarah Losinger, philanthropist

Suzanne Bryan, longtime children's advocate

Lyn Berman, founder and executive director of Attitudes & Attires 

Dr. Martha Felini, professor, and Louis Felini, Dallas Police Department Sergeant

Sharan Goldstein, philanthropist who developed the Food + Fit = Fun program

Christine Cook, president of Sleep Experts

Barbara S. Cambridge, Ph.D., first African American professor at UT Southwestern and a founder of AIDS Arms

Leigh Richter, commercial real estate broker and champion for women's issues

National Council of Jewish Women, founder and supporter of numerous programs for young women and girls

Suzan E. Fenner, first female partner at Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP

Northwood Woman's Club, supporter of programs for young women and girls across the Dallas area and founder of a permanent endowment for female students at UTD

Kaleta Doolin, acclaimed artist and author, who empowers women and girls through exhibitions, education and public programs and cultural engagements.

Junior League of Dallas, dedicated to effective participation in the community with over $1M granted to support nonprofits and projects following their mission to promote voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.