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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Josh Oswald

What is your involvment with TAG?:
I've been a TAG member for just over a year, and was recently selected to serve on the board as Membership & Stewardship Co-Chair.

Tell us a little about your background:
I'm originally from small town Ohio. I attended school at Baldwin-Wallace (near Cleveland) where I studied Business Administration and Economics. After short stints in Cincinnati and Cleveland, I made the move to Dallas for a job in commercial construction where I continue to work.

What made you interested in joining TAG?:
I discovered the group shortly after arriving in Dallas while googling places to watch the Derby, then attending my first TAG Derby party. Upon learning more about the mission of TAG and their role in support of The Center for BrainHealth, I knew I wanted to be involved. Since my grandfather experienced brain cancer and suffering several concussions playing football in college, I've become increasingly aware of the importance of brain health. TAG also afforded me an opportunity to meet new people since I was relatively new to Dallas.

What are some of your favorite things to do in Dallas?:
Running, biking around the city, exploring the wide ranging neighborhoods Dallas offers. I'm also a huge college football fan, so I enjoy trying the different team bars and watch parties for games in the fall.

Why should young professionals get involved with TAG?:
TAG is filled with young, fun, intelligent people who support a cause that is directly relatable to everyone. It's a great way to give back and have fun while doing so. In a city containing so many transplants, it's also the perfect opportunity to network and connect with people in Dallas.