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
  • CultureMap Dallas

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Claire and Ben Davis

What is your involvement with TAG?:
Ben and I have been members of TAG for 2 years and this is our first year serving on the board. Ben serves as the Membership & Stewardship Co-Chair and I serve as the Treasurer. We first went to the TAG Derby Party when we were in college and joined once we moved back to Dallas.

Tell us a little about your background.:
Both of us grew up in Highland Park and started dating senior year of high school. I went to University of Texas where I graduated with my Bachelors in Business and my Masters in Accounting. I then came back to Dallas, obtained my CPA license and worked at KPMG for three years. I am now in Asset Management and Acquisitions at Crow Holdings Capital – Real Estate. Ben went to Texas Tech University and obtained his Bachelors of Science in University Studies with concentrations in Architecture, Construction Management and Natural Resource Management.

What are some of your favorite things to do in Dallas?:
We like to try new restaurants all around Dallas. We also enjoy going to see new movies, both independent films and mainstream. We recently purchased a home, so a lot of our weekends consist of furniture shopping and yard work these days.

Why should young professionals get involved in TAG?:
Young professionals should join TAG because it is a great opportunity to meet other people your age who are passionate about brain health. The events are always a good time, but you will also learn a lot about the brain and the cause. Ben thinks TAG is an organization of young professionals that share a common ground for brain health and that is something that everyone is affected by at some point in their lives. So, when everyone comes together and goes after a goal to improve research or finding a cure or even just learning how to exercise your brain, we all win. That's what this is all about.