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.


  • 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

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Tyler Hayes

What is your involvement with TAG? :
I recently became a member and was elected to the board as Co-Chair of Fundraising.

What is your favorite thing about being involved with TAG?:
I love that I have the opportunity to surround myself with people who have given a portion of their valuable time to focus on something larger than themselves. It's also great that I'm able to invest in something that can potentially directly affect my dad, who was born with a neurological disease. Win-win in my book.

Tell us a little about your background.:
I was raised in Dallas the majority of my life, but spent two and half years of elementary school in Amsterdam. After returning, I finished school and ended up graduating from SMU. I currently work at ISN, a software company headquartered in Uptown. Haven't strayed too far from home, and I can't complain.

What are your favorite things to do in Dallas? :
If there's a sporting event happening, a game to participate in, or a beer in my hand, I'm beyond content. That being said, I try to spend as much time as possible at the lake or by the pool.