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

Member Spotlight view past winners

Jason Stangel

What is your involvement with TAG?:
I just joined the TAG board and have been a member since 2014. This year I was selected to serve on the board as Volunteer Chair

Tell us a little about your background:
I am originally from New Orleans, but moved to Texas in high school. I attended the University of Tulsa and obtained a degree in Petroleum Engineering. I moved to Dallas five years ago for work and have loved living here ever since. I am currently a Reservoir Engineer for a local, family owned oil company.

What made you interested to join TAG?:
I am not originally from Dallas and was looking to get involved in some way. Some friends convinced me join TAG. I've stayed involved in TAG because I think Brain Health is a relevant topic in today's environment.

What are some of your favorite things to do in Dallas?:
My three favorite things to do in Dallas would be jogging on the Katy Trail, eating at the food trucks in Klyde Warren Park, and hanging out at the many rooftop bars.

Why should young professionals get involved with TAG?:
Young professionals should get involved because TAG serves a greater purpose than a social club while still having a great group of motivated people to interact with.