By Jeff Sherman Staff Writer Published Jun 15, 2011 at 10:05 AM

Milwaukee is blessed with an abundance of unique places that – frankly – we all need to visit and support more often. 

One is the Boerner Botanical Gardens at Whitnall Park in Hales Corners.  I’ll admit it’s been years since my last visit.  So, I thought I’d tempt you to attend Friday’s "In the Gardens" fundraiser.  It’s an annual event from the Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens and it runs 6-9 p.m. at the gardens.

It’s $125 ($100 is tax deductible) and you’ll get appetizers from Bartolotta Catering, an illuminated walk through the gardens (the first time the gardens have been illuminated for evening viewing), music from the Terry Smirl Trio and the good feeling that you’re helping keep the gardens growing and beautiful.

More information is at the link below.  

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.