Partner Spotlight


Our Coronado Theatre sponsors help to ensure that we can continue to serve our region, strengthening our economy, and exemplifying civic pride and excellence. Sponsor support means we are able to deepen our commitment to uplift our community with our youth programs and by preserving the Coronado Theatre, a registered National Historic Landmark, with impeccable historic integrity.

The Coronado Theatre is a visible and important part of the Rockford community and region. We have several sponsorship opportunities and can work with you to create a custom sponsorship package to meet your goals. Please contact Beth Howard, Executive Director at (815) 847-6314 or

David Rydell



The Bergstrom Inc. Charitable Foundation believes in the power of our citizens to make our community a wonderful place to live. Our community's crown jewel, the Coronado Theatre is here today, because a group of citizens came together and formed the Friends of the Coronado, rallied our community and completed a restoration with impeccable standards. Twenty years later the Friends organization continues to serve the Coronado with proven historic preservation expertise and care for our community. We are proud to support the work of the Friends of the Coronado twenty years ago and now. 

Rick Sperando

President, Black Diamond Plumbing and Mechanical, Inc.

The Coronado Performing Arts Center is a stunning example of both the rich history of Rockford and the vision of a community working together towards a future that guarantees accessible art, culture, and entertainment to the next generation of Rockford families. We are proud to pair Axberg and Black Diamond with Rockford’s Crown Jewel as a Premier Season Sponsor.

Brubaker Charitable Trust

(In Memoriam) Jake Brubaker

Jake believed that it was important that all children are given the chance to experience the beautiful Coronado Theatre.  The Brubaker Charitable Trust supports the mission of the Coronado honoring Jake’s commitment to children. 

Stacy A. Brady

Financial Advisor, Edward Jones

I have very special memories experiencing the Coronado Theatre as a child. As a supporter of the Friends of the Coronado Foundation I am investing in special memories for thousands of children. I am proud to be able to give back to my community as a Friends of the Coronado Foundation Season Sponsor.

Paula Carynski

President, OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center

OSF Healthcare is proud of serving this region for more than 115 years. A key part of that service is in support of programs and organizations that make Rockford a great place to be. OSF is honored to be a Premiere Sponsor of the Friends of the Coronado supporting their mission to preserve the Coronado Theatre, and to enrich our community.

Mary Ann Smith


Coronado Theatre Restoration Project Co-chair

"We will strive for the ideals and the sacred things of the city, both alone and with many: …We will transmit this city not less, but greater, better, and more beautiful than it was transmitted to us." The Athenian Oath of Citizenship

Community Foundation of Northern Illinois

Community Foundation of Northern Illinois

"I believe that beauty is a basic service." – Theaster Gates

The Community Foundation of Northern Illinois exists to support the current and future needs of the people of northern Illinois, and recognizes that the need for art, culture, and beauty is as essential to the vibrance of a community as any other service. CFNIL is proud to support not only the cultural activity which occurs within the Coronado Theatre but also the ongoing restoration and preservation of the structure itself.

Friends of the Coronado

Our mission is to champion the historic Coronado Theatre, a time-honored symbol of civic pride, as a performing arts center and community asset for all to use and share. Friends of the Coronado is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.


324 N. Main Street
Rockford, IL 61101


Friends of the Coronado Foundation
P.O. Box 1976
Rockford, IL 61110



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