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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.

Bill Bradley To Keynote Educational First Steps Annual Luncheon In Dallas

Bill Bradley, photo courtesy bill Bradley promo.

Bill Bradley, photo courtesy bill Bradley promo.

On Thursday, October 30, 2014, Educational First Steps will host the 2nd annual One Childhood, One Chance Luncheon, featuring keynote speaker Bill Bradley. The event kicks off the 25th anniversary year for this North Texas nonprofit, which starts at-risk children on a path to success by helping their caregivers in neighborhood preschools and daycare centers to create high-quality early learning environments. The quintessential American hero and a strong advocate for early education, Bradley was a successful college athlete and Rhodes scholar who went on become an Olympic gold medal winner, a U.S. Senator and a thought leader on seeking solutions to America’s most pressing problems. He is also the author of “We Can All Do Better.”

To prepare at-risk children for school and life success, Educational First Steps improves the quality and availability of high-quality early learning environments. The North Texas-based nonprofit organization goes to the neighborhoods, daycare centers and homes where children in poverty are cared for and provides their caregivers with proven tools and techniques for teaching. Educational First Steps currently supports 370 classrooms and their teachers, building a foundation for lifelong learning for 4,000 children in Dallas and Tarrant Counties.

 

WHEN:        Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 12 p.m.

WHERE:     

Omni Dallas Hotel
555 South Lamar St.
Dallas, TX 75202
Ph. 214-744-6664

 

TICKETS:  $150 and can be purchased by contacting Judy Schechter at 214-824-7940 ext. 229 or jschechter@educationalfirststeps.org.

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