The mission of the Friends of the Coronado 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.

“The Friends of the Coronado would like to thank the individuals, foundations, organizations and corporations who support the of Coronado Performing Arts Center through their annual sponsorships and gifts”

Sponsor Spotlight

Rick Sperando – President, Black Diamond Plumbing and Mechanical, Inc.

SperandoThe 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.

Paula Carynski – President, OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center

CarynskiOSF 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.

Stacy A. Brady – Financial Advisor, Edward Jones

BradyI 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.

John (Jake) Brubaker, Brubaker Charitable Trust

BrubakerI want to make sure they (the kids) all get to the Coronado. I want to give them a chance.


Mary Ann Smith, Gordy and Mary Ann Smith Charitable Foundation

SmithWe 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.


Foundation Support

  • Brubaker Charitable Trust
  • Gloyd Family Foundation
  • Kjellstrom Foundation
  • Gordy and Mary Ann Smith Charitable Trust
  • Smith Charitable Foundation
  • Bergstrom Inc. Foundation
  • William Miller Trust