Sherri Murphy and Tammi Pickle are the owners of Elite Connections International which is a high-end professional matchmaking agency. The family-owned agency has been making successful matches for the last 27 years. They have thousands of high caliber professional clients that they match nationwide and internationally. In their spare time they have run a nonprofit for the last 22 years called ‘Party with a Purpose”. They throw biannual fundraisers which many of their clients attend. Typically, they have 300+ guests and they raise tens of thousands of dollars by auctioning off amazing, donated items that the team tirelessly gets donated to them months prior to the event. The guests also bring unwrapped gifts and toys that are given to the organization. All proceeds made from the event go to help need, homeless teens and youths in Venice, CA through Safe Place for Youth. This is a great organization that helps feed, provide medical assistance, education, employment, and housing. For the last 7 years they have helped SPY give an amazing Christmas celebration to hundreds of Venice, California’s needy and homeless youth.
The organization used to give back to orphanages in the LA area and they all started shutting down about a decade ago. They heard about SPY and started doing events with them. Sherri the owner and founder of Elite Connections and Party with a Purpose started this nonprofit because she wanted to give back to youths who really needed help. When she was a young adult and mother, she had nowhere to go as she had left an abusive home-life and she told herself she would give back to the less fortunate one day. For the last 22 years Sherri and her daughter Tammi and their Elite Connections matchmaking team have donated their time to put together fun and profitable charity events. They have some wonderful sponsors including but not limited to Orly, Youngblood, Regenix, Earthly Body and Elite Connections.