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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.

Recap: Dress For Success Dallas Goes Monte Carlo

Event chairs Pamela Martin Duarte and Dena Miller- photo by Bob Manzano

Event chairs Pamela Martin Duarte and Dena Miller (Photo Credit: Bob Manzano)

Sewell Subaru recently hosted the Dress for Success Dallas annual “A Night in Monte Carlo” event. A casino themed party with cabaret style entertainers provided by Entertainment Chair Jacqueline Porter of Park Cities Dance and The Dallas Conservatory, the event had food catered by Chef Eddie from the upcoming season of “Hell’s Kitchen”.  Big Rich Texas’ Pamela Martin Duarte and Dena Miller chaired this years event that had  a mountain view condo at Durango Mountain Resort, Selena Gomez tickets, Royal Oaks Country Club Sunday Brunch, Stars autographed hockey puck, Mavericks autographed basketball, a private party by Lily Medspa, and a Gabag from Pamela’s handbag line filled with spa gift cards among the fabulous high roller prize offerings. ‘Always a Winner ‘casino game company owner David Peterson not only provided the casino tables, games and dealers for the evenings event, he threw in a private home casino party that Chef Eddie added catering to for a most decadent high roller prize. The evenings success is credited to sponsors: Sewell, Ignacio and Pamela Martin Duarte, Kleiman Evanglista Eye Care, It’s Not complicated Tutoring, National Housing Advisors, Conquest Accounting solutions, Sari Williams Mmoore, Stacy Kelly, Vinyl Fence of Texas, Julia Stoke and, Danielle Hannifin, The Patron Spirits Company, Shiner Bock and Corner Bakery.

Dress for Success is an international non profit that  partners with agencies in communities such as domestic violence and homeless shelters to help disadvantaged women get back into the workforce. Known mainly for suiting women with appropriate attire for an interview, complete with handbag, shoes and accessories, DFS does so much more.  The Dallas organization, located in Valley View Mall, offers job training and mentoring through programs held on site and is now going to off site mobile locations to reach some that have difficulty with transportation.  The Dress for Success resale boutique is a separate non profit entity that’s sales support DFSD. Do stop in, you’re sure to find a great deal on fabulous gently worn designer items!

Dress for Success Dallas
13331 Preston Rd. #2122
Dallas, TX 75240
Ph. 972-392-9779


Gambling for charity is fun! Photo by Bob Manzano

Gambling for charity is fun! (Photo Credit: Bob Manzano)

Park Cities Dance Company featuring ? Photo by bob Manzano

Students of The Dallas Conservatory under the direction of Jacquleine Porter featuring Stephanie Riggs Kirkham (Photo Credit: Bob Manzano)


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