Sophie & Madigan’s Playground
About Sophie & Madigan’s Playground
Sophie and Madigan’s Playground is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization created to honor the lives of Sophie and Madigan Lillard, who died at ages 6 and 3 as a result of a horrific house fire that occurred on January 31, 2013.
Our mission is to honor the lives of Sophie and Madigan Lillard by building a memorial playground and providing opportunities for children and their families to play, learn, and create lifelong memories together, and in ways that reflect the beautiful personalities and spirits of these two sisters. The first way we will achieve our mission is by building a themed playground in a memorial park established for Sophie and Madigan Lillard. Once the playground has been built, our vision is to continue identifying and providing opportunities for children and their families to PLAY, LEARN, and CREATE lifelong memories together.
Sophie and Madigan’s Playground is run entirely by volunteers. General oversight and governance of the organization is provided by a five member Board of Directors. The Board has established various committees, including committees in the areas of Fundraising, Communication, and Finance. Each committee consists of a committee chair and committee members that carry out day to day duties of the committee. The Fundraising Committee is organized into several different event specific subcommittees. Each event subcommittee is made up of volunteers that plan, organize, market, and stage the particular fundraising event.