2016 IMS Sponsors

When the call went out that the IMS was in trouble of not meeting the large bill charged by the City of Rockford to host the St. Patrick’s Parade these following groups and people came through.

We would like to thank those who stepped forward and contributed allowing us to continue the celebration of Irish in America into our 40th year.

Thank You 2016 Sponsors!


The IMS “Chieftain Award” for contributing $1000 or more

  • The Prairie Street Brewhouse

The IMS “Emerald Isle Award” for contributing $400 or more

  • The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 364
  • Bill Grady
  • Rockford Area Convention and Visitor Bureau

The IMS “Claddagh Award” for contributing $100 or more

  • James “Seamus” Hughes
  • Danny and Mary McDade
  • Dwight and Susan Donnewald
  • Mona Donnewald
  • James Griffin
  • The Colombi Family from CJ’s Public House
  • Robert Hammes
  • Northwestern IL Building and Construction Trades
  • Painters Council no. 30
  • Rockford United Labor AFL-CIO

The IMS “Shamrock Award” for contibuting $20 or more

  • Bob Gough
  • Rose Johnson
  • Robert Madden
  • Loe Murphy
  • James Dougherty
  • Colleen West