Emerald Gems Foundation was started by Milton Newton and his wife Shalaun to help inspire and encourage students to learn the benefits of working hard on the court, and off. Learn more in our “About” section.
Milton NewtonEmerald Gems Foundation, Co-Founder, President, Executive Director
Milt is a member of the board of directors for the Emerald Gems Foundation. Milt received his Bachelor’s degree in Education and Master’s in Sports Administration from the University of Kansas. An advocate for youths, Milt believes… Read More
Shalaun Newton is a member of the board of directors for the Emerald Gems Foundation. Shalaun received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Kansas. Shalaun is currently serving as National… Read More
Edmond TapscottEmerald Gems Foundation, Secretary
Ed Tapscott is a member of the board of directors and has held multiple positions within the National Basketball Association. His background belies one of a well-‐experienced contributor in the business of sports. Ed received his bachelor’s degree from Tufts University and his Juris Doctor (J.D.)… Read More
Emerald Gems Took a Trip Back to the U.S. Virgin Islands in April, Take a Look!
With hopes to rebuild courts and playgrounds across the U.S. Virgin Islands, Emerald Gems took to Milt’s hometown playground on it’s first venture. Check out the photos below for thebefore shots of the park in St. Thomas.
100% of all donations received by Emerald Gems Foundation, Inc. will go directly to Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands.
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