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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.

Dress For Success Dallas Launches Real Men Empower Campaign

Real_Men_Empower_Women_flyer - MatthewChairperson for the Real Men Empower CampaignRichard Fleming, Carrollton/Farmers Branch ISD School Board and Director of Tax Services for Sate Tax Group, LLC, invites men in the community to stand up for women. This campaign asks that men in our community take a stand for women. Join Richard, it’s simple – Make an appointment to go to Dress for Success Dallasregional office located in Valley View Mall for a photo shoot during August 8-10. While there, you’ll be pampered with hair and makeup and photographed with ladies that have been helped by Dress for Success. These photos will be used in a print and social media campaign designed to raise awareness about the challenges faced by women trying to gain economic independence and support their families and how Dress for Success Dallas is making a difference.

On August 27, there will be a Meet the Men reception at the regional office so that the community can thank you for taking a stand for women. By supporting Dress for Success Dallas, YOU will make a substantial difference and lasting impact in Dallas and our surrounding communities. Your support helps to illuminate a world of possibilities for all women in the North Texas area by empowering them both professionally and personally.

Since 2006, Dress for Success Dallas has promoted the economic independence of disadvantaged women in Dallas and North Texas communities by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help them thrive in their work and in life. The programs and services offered help women re-enter the job market and move towards self-sufficiency by addressing their social and economic needs in their work, home and community. The primary objective is for each woman to have her own success story as she goes from unemployment to economic independence. These women are referred from non-profit organizations, government agencies, job-training programs, homeless and domestic violence shelters. Over 70 percent are single mothers, raising an average of 2-3 children. The women represent diverse backgrounds and are between the ages of 18-60. Helping thousands of women, Dress for Success Dallas takes a stand for women.

Real men participating thus far include:

Richard Fleming – Chair, CFBISD-Bill Glancy, Mayor of Farmers Branch-Larry North, Fitness Expert-Mike Leatherwood, Owner Bone Daddy’s House of Smoke-Daniel LaBroad, President Ovations-Mathew Barnes Creative Director {DHC} Dreamhaus Communications and  Board of Directors-Jeremy McCoy, Branch President Chase-Alex Sagcal , Five Star Ford-Edward Wilson , Hell’s Kitchen Contestant/Chef-Reverend Ned Johnson Jr. and Pastoral Staff of Greater Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church-Evan Barnett, Vice President Hawaiian Falls Waterparks -Matthew Marchant, Carrollton Mayor/ Partner -Strasburger & Price-Jeff Andonian, -Kevin Falconer ,Carrollton City Councilman/ Engineer at Brinker International-Jeff Fuller , City Councilman for Farmers Branch-Orlando Salazar,Manager, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center-Tony Rocha, Senior Manager-Weaver LLP-Todd Meier,  City of Addison Mayor- Bruce Arftsen, Addison City Council member-Stephen Giles-Philanthropist married to Clarice Tinsley, anchor of Fox News-Jeff Fearon, nationally recognized cranial facial surgeon married to Regen Horchow-Larry Friedman-Kevin Lavalle, young entrepreneur of Mizzen+Main men’s clothing line- Matt Gallagher, Founder and president Cenel Ventures and Vaughn Miller, President and CEO VCM Development Group as well as President Prestonwood Polo Club.

 

WHEN:

Photo shoots by appointment August 8 – 10, 2013
Real Men Reception – Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 7 p.m.

WHERE
Valley View Mall

13331 Preston Road
Suite 2122
Dallas, TX 75240

 

TICKETS: Pleaase call 972-392-9770 to schedule your photo shoot.

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