Who are we?
The Think Ahead Group (TAG) is a group of young professionals who are passionate about brain health.

What do we do?
TAG is teaching people how to think about the current and future health of their brains. We raise money to support research at the Center for BrainHealth that discovers and implements new ways to understand, protect, and heal the human brain.

Accomplishments:

  • Securing former First Lady Laura W. Bush as a special guest speaker
  • Growing to over 400 past and present members
  • Raising over $300,000 in financial and in-kind gifts
  • Hosting multiple lectures and social events

Media Recognition:

  • Dallas Morning News
  • PaperCity
  • D Magazine Blog
  • Dallas Modern Luxury
  • Park Cities People
  • RSVP Calendar Blog
  • My Sweet Charity Blog
  • Luella & June
  • CultureMap Dallas


Member Spotlight view past winners

Dan Hunt

Why did you choose to get involved with TAG?:
I knew of the group through friends, and was blown away to learn about the work they are doing when I attended my first TAG event. A participant from the Discovery Group program spoke about her experience with the Center for BrainHealth and her amazing support in her battle against Alzheimer's. To put it bluntly, there was not a dry eye in the room. I knew this was a group that I wanted join, support, and promote. In addition, I attended a lecture series at the Center for BrainHealth and wanted to get more involved in their great work and outreach.

Tell us a little about your background.:
I am originally from a small town in Kansas, and I made my way down to Dallas four years ago with a stop in Oklahoma. I spent 8 years in the Oil & Gas Industry and the last two in startups. I recently founded my own independent consulting company doing IT work and social media analytics. Through this work, I have become a co-owner of a bar in Uptown; Eastwood's. I'm also involved in other YP groups, local philanthropies, and political organizations.

What are some of your favorite things to do in Dallas?:
Exploring our great city and all the wonderful pocket neighborhoods is something I thoroughly enjoy. I have a passion for urban planning and am involved with groups and PACs to make Dallas a more walkable city. I also love that Dallas has all four major sports (plus MLS) and find myself often at the AAC for Mavs or Stars games.

What is your favorite part of TAG and why should young professionals get involved?:
TAG has a direct impact on the lives of people of all ages in one of the most important areas that can often be neglected: brain health. These issues affect people of all ages and walks of life. It is also great to see TAG pick one area of research or program each year and focus all their fundraising efforts on that specific cause. I would highly encourage you to talk to one of our friendly members to learn more about this amazing group!