The Lincoln Academy of Illinois 54th Annual Convocation and Investiture of Laureates followed by A Patriotic & Memorial Concert With Gratitude for Official Partnership: The City of Rockford Friends of the Coronado and for The Generous Support of Sponsors and the Civic Committee Sponsor & Civic Committee Co-Chairs Myrna & Major General John Borling (USAF-ret) Vice Co-Chairs Beth & Ed Howard (Friends of the Coronado) Honorary Co-Chairs Emily, Andrea & Dr. Brian BearJeanne & David Rydell Sponsors & Civic Committee Members (as of April 24, 2018) Spirit of Lincoln The Power Connection (IBEW 364 – NECA)Smith Charitable Foundation Lincoln Legacy David Storch – AAR Williams McCarthy LLP Lauren & Brent Johnson (Ringland-Johnson)WREX (Media Sponsor) Rockford Bank & Trust TAWANI Foundation Lincoln Leadership Blazer Foundation Community Foundation of Northern Illinois Jim Gidwitz Illinois Bank & Trust Paul Logli & United Way of Northern IllinoisSavant Capital Management Stephanie Pace Marshall, PhD Swedish American, A Division of UW Health Courtney Shea Wanda & Don Tracy Railsplitter A Friend Andrea & Dr. Brian Bear Janna & Dr. Jack Becherer The Hon. Peter & Dr. Judith Bensinger Mr. & Mrs. Norman Bobins / The Robert Thomas Bobins Foundation BSLBV LLP Jim & Julie Buchanan Jeffrey Burch, DDS Dr. Vera & Frank Clark Mary Kris & Patrick T. Derry Drs. Susan & John DeGuide Jane Denes & John Blythe Eli’s Cheesecake / Maureen and Marc Schulman Gustafson Furniture & Mattress Del Gloyd Cathy & Dr. Roger Herrin Linda & Chuck Helsten Beth & Ed Howard Julie & Bill Kellner Merle Langs Amy & Dan Loescher Loyola University ChicagoShirley & The Honorable Michael Madigan Robert R. McCormick Foundation Robert McGarry, DDS Miller Foundation Barbara & Delmer Mitchell Northern Illinois Building Contractors Association Northwestern Illinois Building & Construction Trades Council OSF Healthcare Col (IL) Jennifer N. Pritzker, IL ARNG (Ret.) Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 23 Reno & Zahm LLP RSM U.S. Wealth Management Tree Care Enterprises / Anita & John Richards Margaret & John Saphir Illinois CPA Society / Leslie & Todd Shapiro Dana & Mark Slaby Stifel Financial Services Supply Core Barbara & Eric Trimble Viking Chemical / Marijean & William Whitcher Dr. Jerome S. Weiskopf Wipfli / Michael Smith, CPA Patriotic Concert and World Premiere Sponsors The Rydell Family Foundation SPECIAL THANKS Denise Albert Anderson Japanese Gardens Staff Artale Wine Company (Tony & Anthony Artale) David Blanchette, Photographer Cliffbreakers Riverside Resort Professor Carl Cole & the YES Club Coronado Performing Arts Center Forest Hills Country Club Holly Griff, Officer of the Governor Memorial Hall, Rockford, IL Minuteman Press, Loves Park, IL Music Director Steven Larsen, RSO Director, RSO Chorale, Martha Bein Northwest Quarterly – Dick & Lisa HughesRockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (RACVB) Rockford Area Venues & Entertainment Authority (RAVE) Rockford Chamber of Commerce (Einar Forsman) Rockford Register Star Rockford University: Staff, Volunteers, Vocal Collective Savor Rockford SMG Management Frye Williamson & Lynn Serena Stockholm Inn Tinker Swiss Cottage WROK WREX & Quincy Media WSIU Public Television Staff – Jak Tichenor, Darryl Moses, Mark St. George And in Recognition of The Illinios Bicentennial, Decoration/Memorial Day Sesquicentennial, Centennial WWI Conclusion, and 90th Anniversary of the Coronado Performing Arts Center.