Sarah & Jeff Newton, 2018 Chairs
This year’s event chairs are Sarah and Jeff Newton, longtime summer residents of Nantucket who maintain their primary residence in Concord, MA.
“We are thrilled to be chairing the 22nd annual concert,” said Sarah. “For us, the Pops is the highlight of every summer, and we are working with a terrific group of volunteers and committee members to create another successful fund raising event for our cherished hospital.”
As event chairs, Sarah and Jeff will be partnering with hospital staff, volunteers, producer Jon Rosbrook, Aisling Glynn’s ACKtivities, and many vendors and special guests to continue the incredible tradition of the Boston Pops on Nantucket.
“This is a particularly meaningful year for the hospital as it will be moving into its long-awaited new facility this Fall,” added Jeff.
Sarah Newton has been involved in a number of island non-profit organizations; she served as a trustee of the Nantucket Historical Association, a vestry member at St. Paul’s Church, and currently serves on the Nantucket Committee of The Trustees and as a Director of Great Harbor Yacht Club. Since retiring from a career in real estate asset management at AEW Capital Management in Boston, Sarah has served on the boards of several non-profit organizations off island, and is currently on the board of Esperanza Academy in Lawrence, MA. Jeff Newton is co-founder and managing director at Gemini Investors, a private equity firm based in Wellesley Hills, MA, and serves as a director on the boards of several portfolio companies. He currently serves on the Executive Committee of BUILD Boston and on the University of Vermont Foundation Leadership Council; he previously served on the MBA Advisory Board at The Tuck School at Dartmouth. The Newtons have three adult children who have spent parts of almost every summer of their lives on Nantucket.