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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Ashton Perley

Ashton Perley

What is your involvement with TAG?:
I serve on the TAG Advisory Board and am the Social Media Chair. I run TAG's social media accounts and also designed this year's Derby invitations!

Tell us a little about your background:
I grew up in Dallas and went to school at The University of Alabama, and I work as an assistant art director.

Why should young professionals get involved with TAG?:
TAG is great for young professionals because it is an organization everyone can relate to. The brain is the most complex organ in our body and it is beneficial for everyone to learn more about it.

That TAG Derby is coming up. What is your favorite part of the TAG Derby?:
I am so excited about the TAG Derby this weekend. My favorite part of the derby is definitely the fashion-- the bigger hat, the better!