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Everyone Love a Parade

This is true, but it takes a lot of work to organize, plan, and successfully execute one! For this reason, the Irish Marching Society is always accepting donations for the St. Patrick’s Day parade and Paddyfest event. We are also looking for volunteers to help the planning or to assist with the festival itself.

View Last Year’s Sponsors

We are asking for your sponsorship to the Irish Marching Society for 2024 and thanking those
who have supported us in the past. Help us continue bringing Irish and Celtic culture to the
Greater Rockford area with events such the Irish and Celtic Music Concert Series the St.
Patrick’s Parade and PaddyFest plus the School of Irish Dance and City of Rockford
Pipe Band.

Here are specific events that need sponsorship in order to continue:

Emerald Water: Which is a demonstration of our cultural identity as the kickoff to spring
by temporarily dying the Rock River GREEN as a display for all to enjoy during the
parade. Your organization and logo will be mentioned in all radio and TV PSA ads.

Paddyfest’s headlinging band: Your organization
logo will be made into a banner to display on the stage.

Parade Judging table: We will proudly display a banner with your logo.

Donation Levels

Our donation levels of recognition are listed below which will be included on our website with
your logo and link for one year as well as inclusion in our PaddyFest program this March 16th.
The following are the levels of recognition:

Chieftain: Sponsor $1500 and above. Includes a Full Page Ad in the Paddyfest program.

Emerald Isle: Sponsor $500 and above. Includes a Half Page Ad in the Paddyfest program.

Claddagh: Sponsor $200 and above.  Includes a Quarter Page Ad in the Paddyfest program.

Your donation can be made by check payable to Irish Marching Society (or IMS) and mail to:
IMS, P. O. Box 17041, Rockford IL 61110 or complete the form below.

We also have an educational endowment fund via the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois that you may contribute directly for the purpose of promotingIrish and Celtic culture for future generations.

You can also check our website and our Facebook Page for current updates. Contact us if you have any questions

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