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Dena Miller is the Dallas Editor for Miss A. She has been described by Style Network as a "Queen Bee". Formerly a glam rock scene Diva, Dena is now a Socialite on the Dallas philanthropy scene, specializing in Polo events that benefit women's and children's causes.

While never forgetting her small town roots from a Midwestern farming community in rural Missouri, she’s fit right in the “Big D” since coming here in 1984. After 11 years of promoting the music scene, hobnobbing with the most popular bands from coast to coast, she switched gears after meeting her husband at the first Polo match she ever attended. Always one for excitement, Polo became her new rock n roll.
With her marriage and new found passion for polo, came Philanthropy. Miller founded the Ladies Polo Auxiliary of Texas in 2005 with the goal of promoting the Sport of Kings in north Texas via charity events for causes that are close to her heart. To date the LPA has raised over $500,000 for causes such as domestic violence, children with serious medical needs, therapeutic horsemanship, the Polo Training Foundation, children’s advocacy and food drives for north Texas food Bank. When not working on her own events she is attending Charity luncheons and balls as well as volunteering at golf tournaments and Special Olympics events. She is a member of the USPA Equine Welfare committee and on Board of Dress For Succes Dallas.

Writing has been a lifetime passion of Dena’s. Besides working on a book that proceeds will benefit domestic violence organizations, and writing for two national polo magazines, is a frequent contributor to Dallas area publications, winning Best Contributor Award from Dallas Morning News Neighborsgo, she is co-authoring a book on the phenomenon of cyber bullying by adult women, referred to as Cyber Harrassment.

Yvonne Crum To Be Honored by Dallas Can Academies At 20th Annual Motherhood Luncheon

Yvonne Crum

Yvonne Crum

On Thursday, May 23rd, Yvonne Crum will join the ranks of Juanita “Mimi“ and Geraldine “Tincy” Miller, the mother in law/daughter in law duo that have both recieved Dallas Can Academies Motherhood: Lifetime Achievement Award. Past Honorees have also included Kim Dawson, Gloria Campos, Cindy Brinker Simmons, Cynthia Melnick, Ruth Ryan, Laura Leppert  and Senator Florence Shapiro.  Yvonne will be honored for her outstanding achievements and dedication to both family and community. She has exemplified community involvement and held leadership roles and raised hundreds of thousands of dollars as a volunteer for several non-profit organizations in the Dallas community.  Yvonne and her husband of 45 years, Mayo, have a son and granddaughter who live in Dallas.

The 20th annual Dallas Motherhood: Lifetime Achievement Awards Luncheon benefits the students of the four Dallas Can Academy campuses and recognizes women who are volunteers and champions of children in the Dallas area. The luncheon’s honorary chairs are Carolyn Lupton and Jill Rowlett and WFAA’s Gloria Campos who will serve as the Mistress of Ceremonies.  Two Dallas Can students will also be featured as speakers.  Celebrating more than 27 years of providing the highest quality education for all students, Texans Can schools are graduating thinkers.  The four Dallas Can Academies are part of the Texans Can Academies unique network of 10 charter schools located in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio. The schools are tuition-free, open enrollment, public high schools of choice serving students who have struggled in a traditional high school setting. To date, more than 86,000 youth have been given a second chance at life with the opportunity to pursue their dreams. Cars for Kids is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization benefiting Texans Can Academies and is the only car donation program in Texas that is operated by the charity it serves.

 

WHEN:  Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 11:30 a.m.

WHERE:          

Hilton Anatole
Wedgwood Ballroom
2201 N. Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX   75207

TICKETS:

$125 each or table sponsorships available

 

 

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