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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Emily Grove

What is your involvement with TAG?:
I am a first-year TAG member as well as a member of the board, serving as Social Media Chair.

Tell us a little about your background.:
I studied Communication at Texas A&M and graduated almost a year ago. I have since moved back to the Dallas area and work for United Surgical Partners International, a company that owns and operates outpatient surgical facilities.

What made you interested to join TAG?:
I was a Community Relations intern at the Center for BrainHealth during my Junior year of college and was in awe of the amazing research and activities taking place at the center. I continuously found myself sharing with others all that I was learning about brain health and about the initiatives in progress to aid the community in incredible ways. When I graduated college, I was eager to join TAG to continue telling the brain health story on a larger scale. In August of last year, my grandpa passed away after a battle with Alzheimer's. In the wake of this, I became even more passionate about ensuring a healthy brain for others and myself starting at a young age!

What are some of your favorite things to do in Dallas?:
I love trying new restaurants and being in the city atmosphere whenever possible! I also love to learn and am lucky that Dallas has so many attractions to explore.

Why should young professionals get involved with TAG?:
There are not many opportunities when you get to fund-raise for a nonprofit and also be a beneficiary of the cause. Brain health applies to everyone which makes it easy to see and share success stories, and feel motivated for and appreciative of the impact you can make in your life and others'! Plus, the TAG events are a ton of fun! :)