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 350 past and present members
  • Raising over $100,000 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

Member Spotlight view past winners

Kenneth Pratt and Jodi Sparrow

What is your involvement with TAG?:
Both Ken and Jodi hold Lifetime Memberships to TAG, and Jodi is currently serving her first year as a TAG board member.

Tell us a little bit about your background:
Ken grew up in Newport Beach, California where he studied Business Management at California State University Long Beach. Ken and his family moved to Dallas in 2010 along with their businesses; he is currently the Senior Vice President and Partner of Stockdale Investment Group. Jodi grew up in Waxahachie, Texas, and studied International Political Economics in Paris, France. We are both very active and love spending time with family. A few of our favorite hobbies include Dallas Stars games and going to the movies.

Why should a Dallas young professional join TAG?:
There are so many organizations for young professionals to join in Dallas but TAG, we feel, is incredibly unique. TAG supports the Center for BrainHealth, which helps a variety of people—from athletes to soldiers to adolescents with strengthening and repairing the brain after an injury or disease. It's an amazing organization to be part of.