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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.

United Way Of Dallas Names Troy Aikman And Charlotte Jones Anderson Co-Chairs Of 90th Anniversary Celebration

Charlotte Jones Anderson, Jennifer Sampson and Troy Aikman Photo courtesy of United Way Metropolitan Dallas.

Charlotte Jones Anderson, Jennifer Sampson and Troy Aikman (Photo Credit: United Way Metropolitan Dallas/Layne Murdoch )

The United Way of Metropolitan Dallas is preparing to  celebrate its 90th anniversary next year! Troy Aikman, Hall of Fame quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys, and Charlotte Jones Anderson, Cowboys executive vice-president and chief brand officer, will co-chair the celebration kicking off this fall. In 1924, North Texas business leaders joined together to form the Dallas Community Chest. Since that time, the Community Chest evolved into the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, and has been changing lives forever in our region ever since. Two things have not changed during the last nine decades: United Way’s commitment to changing lives forever and their boundless appreciation for the commitment from loyal supporters. Because this year marks the 40th anniversary of United Way Worldwide’s historic partnership with the National Football League — promoting service and active lifestyles — Troy and Charlotte’s leadership of United Way of Metropolitan Dallas’ 90th anniversary is especially exciting.

Troy and Charlotte are generous supporters and advocates of their hometown community, and also United Way. Troy first appeared in United Way/NFL public service announcements during his playing days with the Dallas Cowboys. Today, he serves on the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Board of Directors, and also co-chairs both the Healthy Zone Schools Recognition Program and the $25,000 Circle of the Ruth Sharp Altshuler Tocqueville Society. Charlotte was recently appointed by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to lead the NFL Foundation, the league’s charitable organization. She is also the first female National Advisory Board Chairperson for the Salvation Army — one of the 10 charter agencies united in 1924 to form the Dallas Community Chest.

Exciting details about the events and activities planned for the milestone anniversary are coming soon. Stay tuned!

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