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.

Andrea Ward – Rockford Market President, BMO Harris Bank

WardThe BMO Financial Group is proud to partner with the Coronado Performing Arts Center as a Premier Season sponsor. Being a committed corporate citizen is an important part of who we are and how we approach our business-and that means supporting key community partners like the Coronado, which is always center stage for celebrated arts and cultural events.

John and Sue Brubaker

BrubakerThis beautiful theater is a place of great joy and pride. We love to be here, and we never hesitate to give freely so it will be here for generations to come.


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.

David J. Klintworth, President, Senior Financial Advisor, McGladrey LLP

KlintworthAs we navigate through our Transform Rockford process, we need to be mindful of the many great attributes and amenities that our community already offers. The Coronado Performing Arts Center is one such jewel, providing a unique venue for a variety of cultural events. MaGladrey LLP is proud to be a sponsor of the Coronado and to help continue its legacy in our community.

Javon Bea – President and Ceo, MercyRockford Health System

BeaMercyRockford Health System is a long-time supporter of the arts in Rockford and we salute the Coronado Performing Arts Center for its efforts to make our community a healthier place to live, work and play. The upcoming season at the Coronado, Rockford’s Crown Jewel, promises to be the best yet. On behalf of all our partners and physicians, MercyRockford Health System is excited again to be a sponsor.

Richard A. Miller, M.D. – President and Founder, Miller Eye Center

MillerOn behalf of our patients and staff, Miller Eye Center is a proud star sponsor of the Coronado Performing Arts Center in their mission of providing a wide range of cultural enrichment for the Rockford community and surrounding area. Miller Eye Center is dedicated to keeping everyone’s ocular health in focus so they can enjoy the superb architecture of this beautiful theater and the incredible artists on stage.

Tom Budd – President and CEO, Rockford Bank & Trust

BuddWe are as inspired by the performers on this stage as we are by the local innovators and entrepreneurs who are dreaming big and reaching for the stars. Rockford Bank & Trust was built on the philosophy that banking should first, and foremost, be about the communities and people we serve. That is why we are honored to partner with the Friends of the Coronado and their mission.

Foundation Support

  • The Blazer Foundation
  • John and Sue Brubaker Charitable Trust
  • Gloyd Family Foundation
  • Kjellstrom Foundation
  • Gordy and Mary Ann Smith Charitable Trust
  • Smith Charitable Foundation
  • Bergstom Inc. Foundation