The Obama Foundation has set an ambitious goal of raising $1.6 billion to fuel the Foundation’s pursuit of its mission to inspire, empower, and connect the next generation of leaders. With this support, we will build and open the Obama Presidential Center on the South Side of Chicago, sustain the Obama Foundation’s global programs and operations, and seed an endowment for the future of the Obama Foundation’s work. Given the Foundation’s deep roots in the city, we aim to raise $400 million of our overarching fundraising goal from Chicago and the Midwest.

A graphic that details the cost breakdown associated with the Obama Foundation's fundraising goal.

Check out more details about our fundraising plans:

The Obama Presidential Center:
  • $830 million will support the Center. $700 million will go towards the construction of the Center. $90 million will go towards start-up expenses, including collecting artifacts, and designing exhibits. Finally, $40 million will be used for the Center’s opening and operations for one year after construction is completed.
  • Within the overarching $830 million for the Center, $75 million will support our Hometown Fund, to invest in workforce development and local community impact in our hometown of Chicago.
Global Programming:
  • $320 million will support the Foundation’s global programming, including Obama Leaders and Scholars, the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, the Girls Opportunity Alliance, and the broader operations of the Foundation.
The Obama Foundation’s Endowment:
  • $470 million will seed an endowment that will sustain the Obama Foundation’s work for generations to come.
President Obama reaches towards a model of the Obama Presidential Center.

FOUNDING DONORS

(As of September 28, 2021)

We are deeply grateful for our supporters who share our belief in the power of people working together to change their communities, and whose generosity has propelled our work forward.

We would like to recognize the generosity of our Founding Donors who invested early and at a critical juncture: before we broke ground on our permanent home on the South Side of Chicago. The following donors have contributed $100,000 or more.

$25,000,000 and above

Connie and Steve Ballmer
Lynne and Marc R. Benioff
Jeff Bezos
Ann and John Doerr
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Hobson/Lucas Family Foundation*
Michelle Yee and Reid Hoffman — Aphorism Foundation
Hutchins Family Foundation
The Parker Foundation
Pritzker Traubert Foundation*
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF)

$10,000,000 – $24,999,999

The Boeing Company*
Gwendolyn Weiner, The EOS Foundation Trust
Exelon Corporation*
Fidelity Charitable
Health Care Service Corporation*
Barbara and Amos Hostetter
Irwin Mark Jacobs and Joan Klein Jacobs
Michael Jordan and Family*
JP Initiative, LLC
Kapor Center
John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation*
Joe and Rika Mansueto*
Microsoft Corporation*
National Philanthropic Trust
New York Community Trust
Gilbert S. Omenn and Martha A. Darling*
Open Society Foundations
The Oprah Winfrey Charitable Foundation*
Prudential Financial, Inc.*
Rhimes Family Foundation
Sacks Family Foundation*
Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg’s The Wunderkinder Foundation

$5,000,000 – $9,999,999

Aliko Dangote Foundation
Judy & Peter Blum Kovler Foundation
Stephen Cloobeck
Ron Conway Family
The Crown Family*
Ray & Dagmar Dolby Family Fund
Enterprise Holdings Foundation
The Ford Foundation
Amy Goldman Fowler
Andrew Houston
Irving Harris Foundation — Joan Harris*
The Jewish Communal Fund
Jonathan and Jeannie Lavine, Trustees
McDonald’s Corporation*
Nike Foundation*
Barbara Schmidt
Sandra and John W. Thompson
Laurie and Jeff Ubben
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation*
The Anne Wojcicki Foundation

$1,000,000 – $4,999,999

The Addy Foundation
Alphawood Foundation*
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
AT&T*
Colleen & Bradley Bell Charitable Foundation
The Bluhm Family Charitable Foundation*
BMO Financial Group*
Drs. Amy and Joshua Boger
The Eli & Edythe Broad Foundation
John & Jacolyn Bucksbaum Family Foundation*
The Builders Initiative*
Ursula M. Burns
The California Endowment
Sonya and Tom Campion
Capital One Services LLC
Marcy Carsey
The Chenault Family
Chicago Community Trust*
Robert and Jane Clark*
CME Group Foundation*
James Crane and Whitney Wheeler Crane
Eileen and John Donahoe
The Donovan Family
The Edelman Family*
Fred Eychaner*
FedEx Corporation*
Fidelity Charitable (3)
Fifth Third Chicagoland Foundation*
James and Karen Frank*
GCM Grosvenor*
The Gibbons Scattone Family Foundation
The Goldberg Family Foundation
The John & Marcia Goldman Foundation
Lisa & Douglas Goldman Fund
Google.org*
The Grain Family Foundation, Inc.
Kenneth C. Griffin Charitable Gift Fund*
Brenda and James Grusecki*
Ms. Agnes Gund
Ambassador Fay Hartog-Levin and Daniel Levin*
The Harris Family Foundation*
The Hauptman Family Foundation
Mel Heifetz
Elzie Higginbottom*
Iger Bay Foundation
Illinois Tool Works*
Tony and Amie James
Wayne Jordan and Quinn Delaney
The Joyce Foundation*
Peter L. Kellner
Rebecca and Lester Knight*
Jeff and Erica Lawson
The Reginald F. Lewis Family Foundation, Inc.
The Links Foundation, Incorporated*
Lloyd A. Fry Foundation*
lululemon athletica inc.
Demond & Kia Martin Foundation
Masimo Foundation for Ethics, Innovation and Competition in Healthcare
Katie McGrath & J.J. Abrams Family Foundation
Scott Miller and Tim Gill
Marcus Mitchell
Robert R. McCormick Foundation*
Motorola Solutions*
Scott Nathan and Laura DeBonis
Northern Trust*
President Barack H. Obama and Mrs. Michelle Obama*
Todd Park and Amy Geng
Tyler Perry
Polk Bros. Foundation*
Polsky Foundation*
Jeanne and John Kevin Poorman through JKP Family Foundation*
Linda & Richard Price Family Fund*
Rattner Family Foundation
Richard Paul & Ellen S. Richman Private Family Trust Foundation
Laura and Brooke Ricketts*
Victoria and John Rogers*
Rosenthal Family Foundation
Amy and Kirk Rudy
Schlosstein Hartley Foundation
Service Station Foundation
Beth and David Shaw
Jon and Kimberly Shirley

$1,000,000 – $4,999,999 Continued

Ian Simmons through ImpactAssets Donor Advised Fund
Marilyn and Jim Simons
Brad Smith and Kathy Surace-Smith
Someland Foundation
Steans Family Foundation*
Barbara Stiefel
Mrs. Marjorie Susman and Ambassador Louis B. Susman*
John T. Theodorsen
Robert and Jane Toll Foundation
Ranvir & Adarsh Trehan/Trehan Foundation
UL*
Catherine M. and Frederick H. Waddell*
Walgreens*
WarnerMedia
L. and J. Weiner Foundation
Robert & Carol Wolf Family Foundation
Mary and Jeffrey Zients

$500,000 – $999,999

Christine & John Bakalar Charitable Fund*
Comer Family Foundation*
The Patricia Crown Family*
Nancy-Ann DeParle
Don & Anne Edwards Charitable Fund*
Jill and Avram Glazer
Cindy and Alan Horn
The Philip and Tammy Murphy Family Foundation
Mark Pincus
Sheli and Burton Rosenberg*
The Rumi Foundation
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
The Weglarz Family in Memory of Cynthia “Thia” Weglarz-Rountree*
Connie and Sankey Williams
The Brin Wojcicki Foundation
Kevin Xu

$250,000 – $499,999

Patricia Passmore Alley
The Alter Group*
Michael and Ellen Alter*
Atlantic Philanthropies
James and Mary Bell*
Mark Bergman and Susan Gibson
Vinton Cerf and Sigrid Cerf
Tim Collins
Lester, Chanel, and Javon Coney*
ESPN Inc.
Jason and Crystal Goldman
Horowitz Family Foundation
Pamela and William Hurley
The Jewish Communal Fund
Tom Kartsotis
Fred and Flora Khosravi
The Kresge Foundation
Lewis-Sebring Family Foundation, Charles Ashby Lewis and Penny Bender Sebring*
Nicholas and Monica Logothetis
Thomas Nides and Virginia Moseley
The Rockhaven Charitable Fund
Kim and Nicholas Romano
The San Francisco 49ers
Peter and Jennifer Scanlon*
Dona and Sam Scott Foundation*
John Shulman and Alison Bernstein Shulman
Skoll Foundation
Lisa Stone Pritzker Family Foundation
Catherine and George Ward
Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation*

$100,000 – $249,999

Jim and Wendy Abrams*
Hagerty Altenbernd Family Charitable Fund*
Baskin Family Foundation*
Pamela Bass-Bookey and Harry Bookey*
Jay Kriz Blahnik and Ryan Kriz Blahnik
Andrew and Ellen Bradley
Shannon and Clint Brayton
Carla and John Brozovich
Burch Giving Fund
Jedd and Dara Canty
The Carell Family Trust
Craig Newmark Philanthropies
Edward and Paula Fearon
Paul and Mary Finnegan*
Fisher Family Foundation
The Friedman Family*
The Robert and Susan Glovsky Fund
The Goolsbee Family*
Mark Gordon
Susan Goss Brown
Marilou and Mark Hamill
Drew Hamlin & Leslee Kurihara
HAND Foundation
Brett J. Hart and Dontrey Britt-Hart*
Hasbro Inc.
Tiffany and Alex Heckler
Bruce and Vicki Heyman*
Paula and Edward Hughes
Intel Corporation
George Kaiser Family Foundation
Kenneth and Lisa Jackson
William Jones and Cheryl Sueing-Jones
Karla Jurvetson
Masanori Kanda
Ambassador Ronald Kirk and Mrs. Matrice Ellis-Kirk
Chris Korge
Michael and Mattie Lawson
Leslie Malaika Lewis
Chuck Lorre Family Foundation
The Lostand Foundation
Kevin Love Fund
In memory of William P. Mahoney
Marin Community Foundation
The John and Judy McCarter Family*
Minow Family Foundation*
Nancy Ellen Myers
Myrin Family Giving Fund
Rick and Christian Olson Family Fund
Ambassador Robert and Mitsuko Orr
Ulice Payne, Jr.*
Carol and David Pensky
PGA Tour
A. Robert Pietrzak
Lauri Altman Posner and Brian Posner
The Prasad Hack Family*
The P&G Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation
The Revlis Foundation
Kathryn H. Ruemmler
Peter and Mary Russo Family Foundation
Shiva Sarram and Drew Pearson
Susan Shenk
James & Kathleen Skinner Family Fund*
Stripe, Inc.
Anne & Bruce Strohm Family Giving Fund*
Andrew Sutherland
Chade-Meng Tan
Andy P. Tobias
Under Armour, Inc.
The University of Chicago
Glen de Vries
Mack Wilbourn
Yardi Systems, Inc.
Aaron and Ana Zamost

*Founding Donors from the Midwest support the Chicago Campaign, a $400 million effort in our hometown. 

Development Leadership Councils

We are grateful for key leaders across the country who have driven critical fundraising and engagement efforts on the road to groundbreaking.

Chicago Campaign Committee:

James Crown, Co-chair
Mellody Hobson, Co-Chair
Valerie Jarrett, Co-chair
Frederick Waddell, Co-chair
Gloria Castillo
Tarrah Cooper Wright
Helene Gayle
Walter Massey
Tamar Newberger

Northern California and Pacific Northwest Regional Advisory Council:

Freada Kapor Klein, Co-chair
Todd Park, Co-chair
Ronald Conway
Mitchell Kapor
Mary Pang – Honorary Member
Sandra Thompson
Steve Westley

Southern California Regional Advisory Council:

Colleen Bell, Co-chair
E.O Robinson, Co-chair
Maria Contreras-Sweet
Kenneth Solomon
Catherine Ward

Texas Regional Advisory Council:

Ronald Kirk & Matrice Ellis-Kirk, Co-chairs
Eugene Sepulveda & Steven Tomlinson, Co-chairs
Kirk & Amy Rudy, Co-chairs

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