By Jeff Sherman Staff Writer Published Oct 01, 2016 at 8:11 AM Photography: OnMilwaukee Staff Writers

Last summer, my wife and I were honored to serve as hosts for Sojourner's 26th annual Tailgate for Peace at Miller Park. More recently, I got to walk the runway to help raise funds for Sojourner. 

Sojourner is a great organization, full of passionate people working hard to increase awareness about domestic violence and share the message that violence is not an acceptable behavior.  Yet, according to Sojourner, 74% of Americans know someone who has been abused. That's an alarming percentage.  So, we can all pitch in this October as it's Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) – an annual, nation-wide campaign that's also part of Sojourner's MKE Peace Campaign, an initiative designed to increase awareness about domestic violence by "turning Milwaukee purple."

To do so, Sojourner has partnered with MilwaukeeHome to create special edition, purple MilwaukeeHome T-shirts.  Purple is a symbol of peace, courage, survival, honor and dedication to ending domestic violence, and is the color of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

If you wear the special-edition shirt, you'll not only support the cause but receive special deals when visiting the following Sojourner MKE Peace Partners:

Red Elephant
Lela Boutique
Gothic Milwaukee
The Brass Alley
Evolution Milwaukee
Clock Shadow Creamery
Milwaukee Food & City Tours
Purple Door Ice Cream
Lakefront Brewery

The shirts are great, and the cause greater.  So, buy one and when you wear it share it using #MKEPeace and tag @SojournerMKE.

T-shirts can be purchased at the MilwaukeeHome store, 159 N. Jackson St., suite 101 or at They are $30 each.

Jeff Sherman Staff Writer

A life-long and passionate community leader and Milwaukeean, Jeff Sherman is a co-founder of OnMilwaukee.

He grew up in Wauwatosa and graduated from Marquette University, as a Warrior. He holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, and is the founding president of Young Professionals of Milwaukee (YPM)/Fuel Milwaukee.

Early in his career, Sherman was one of youngest members of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and currently is involved in numerous civic and community groups - including board positions at The Wisconsin Center District, Wisconsin Club and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.  He's honored to have been named to The Business Journal's "30 under 30" and Milwaukee Magazine's "35 under 35" lists.  

He owns a condo in Downtown and lives in greater Milwaukee with his wife Stephanie, his son, Jake, and daughter Pierce. He's a political, music, sports and news junkie and thinks, for what it's worth, that all new movies should be released in theaters, on demand, online and on DVD simultaneously.

He also thinks you should read OnMilwaukee each and every day.