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Obama Foundation Announces Project Management Team for Obama Presidential Center

April 11, 2017 3:01 PM

Chicago, IL – Today, the Obama Foundation announced that three firms have combined talents to lead the project management for the Obama Presidential Center (OPC). … More

Sportsmanship & Citizenship: President Obama’s 2017 NCAA Basketball Championship Brackets

March 15, 2017 2:10 PM

We heard from many of you that your experiences playing sports have helped you develop confidence, an appreciation for hard work, and a positive outlook… More

Obama Foundation Announces Exhibition Designers for Obama Presidential Center

February 21, 2017 1:41 PM

Chicago, IL – Today, the Obama Foundation announced that it has selected an interdisciplinary exhibition design team for the museum that will be part of the Obama Presidential Center (OPC). The exhibition design team will be led by Ralph Appelbaum Associates (RAA) and will ultimately include several firms and individuals with expertise in media, lighting, and acoustics. Several Chicago-based creative collaborators will play important roles in the exhibition design process, including the firms Civic Projects LLC and Normal, and the artists and educators Amanda Williams, Andres Hernandez, and Norman Teague. Almost half of the exhibition design work for the OPC will be performed by minority- and woman-owned businesses. More

Obama Foundation Announces Landscape Architect for Obama Presidential Center

January 30, 2017 11:22 AM

Chicago, IL – Today, the Obama Foundation announced the landscape architecture team for the Obama Presidential Center (OPC).  Working with the OPC’s previously announced architects, Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects and InterActive Design Architects, a team comprised of Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates (MVVA), Site Design Group, and Living Habitats will serve as the project’s landscape architects. More

Obama Foundation Announces David Simas as Chief Executive Officer

December 19, 2016 5:20 PM

Today, the Obama Foundation announced David Simas as Chief Executive Officer. Simas will join the Obama Foundation leadership team, including Chairman Marty Nesbitt and Executive Director Robbin Cohen, to lead the Foundation’s work to create the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago. More

Obama Foundation Announces Addition of Governor Deval Patrick to the Board of Directors

November 22, 2016 12:00 PM

Today, the Obama Foundation announced that Deval Patrick, former Governor of Massachusetts and a Managing Director of Bain Capital, has joined the Foundation’s Board of Directors. More

Obama Foundation Announces Establishment of Inclusion Council

October 11, 2016 3:01 PM

Today, the Obama Foundation announced the creation of the Obama Foundation Inclusion Council. The mission of the new Council is to ensure that the ongoing… More

Statement by President Barack Obama on the Site of the Obama Presidential Center

July 29, 2016 3:15 PM

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Obama Foundation Announces Jackson Park as Site of the Obama Presidential Center

July 29, 2016 2:54 PM

Chicago, IL – Today, the Obama Foundation announced that Jackson Park will be the site of the Obama Presidential Center. The Center will be located in the heart of the South Side, which has been the home to the First Family for many years. More

The Obama Foundation Announces Architect Selection for Future Presidential Center

June 30, 2016 1:15 PM

Chicago, IL – Today, the Obama Foundation announced that it has selected the architectural team of Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects | Partners (TWBTA) and… More

Obama Foundation Files Form 990 for 2015 Tax Year

May 18, 2016 11:40 AM

Chicago, IL – Today, the Obama Foundation announced that it has filed its Form 990 for the 2015 tax year. A copy of the 990 and the Foundation’s independent… More

The Barack Obama Foundation Announces New Additions to the Board of Directors

April 21, 2016 10:59 AM

Chicago, IL – Today, the Barack Obama Foundation announced that John Rogers, Michael Sacks and Robert Wolf will join the Foundation’s Board of Directors, effective… More

Barack Obama Foundation Issues RFP to Seven Potential Architects for the Future Presidential Center

December 21, 2015 9:43 AM

Chicago, IL – Today, The Barack Obama Foundation issued a formal Request for Proposal (RFP) to seven architectural firms, one of which will ultimately be selected… More

The Barack Obama Foundation Announces Hire of Michael Strautmanis Vice President of Civic Engagement

November 23, 2015 3:00 PM

Chicago, IL – Today, The Barack Obama Foundation announced that it is hiring Michael A. Strautmanis as Vice President of Civic Engagement. Strautmanis, a native… More

The Barack Obama Foundation Board Chair Martin Nesbitt Delivers Remarks to the City Club of Chicago

November 10, 2015 2:44 PM

Chicago, IL – Today, The Barack Obama Foundation Board Chair Martin Nesbitt spoke to an assembled crowd at the City Club of Chicago, discussing the… More

The Barack Obama Foundation Receives 140 Responses to its Request for Qualifications

September 18, 2015 3:18 PM

Chicago, IL – Today, The Barack Obama Foundation announced that 140 architecture firms submitted responses to The Foundation’s Request for Qualifications, marking the next step… More

The Barack Obama Foundation Releases Request for Qualifications for Architects

August 26, 2015 11:00 AM

Chicago, IL – Today, The Barack Obama Foundation released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) soliciting submissions from firms interested in providing architectural design services for the… More

The Barack Obama Foundation Announces New Additions to the Board of Directors

July 30, 2015 3:24 PM

Chicago, IL – Today, the Barack Obama Foundation announced that John Doerr, Thelma Golden and Julianna Smoot will join the Foundation’s Board of Directors, effective immediately. More

Obama Foundation Files Form 990 for 2014 Tax Year

May 18, 2015 11:32 AM

Chicago, IL – Today, the Barack Obama Foundation announced that it has filed its Form 990 for the 2014 tax year. A copy of the 990 and… More

The Barack Obama Foundation Selects Chicago as Home for Future Barack Obama Presidential Center

May 12, 2015 10:20 AM

Chicago, IL – The Barack Obama Foundation announced today that the future Barack Obama Presidential Center – which will include the library, museum, as well as… More

The Barack Obama Foundation Receives Final Presidential Center Proposals

December 11, 2014 12:00 PM

Washington, D.C. – Today, The Barack Obama Foundation received final proposals for the future Barack Obama Presidential Center from the University of Chicago, University of Illinois… More

Obama Foundation Issues RFP to Four Potential Hosts of Future Presidential Library

September 15, 2014 12:00 PM

Washington, D.C. – Today, The Barack Obama Foundation issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) to the University of Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago, Columbia… More

Statement on Responses to the Barack Obama Foundation’s Request for Qualifications

June 17, 2014 12:00 PM

Washington, D.C. – Martin Nesbitt, Chair of The Barack Obama Foundation made the following statement regarding responses to the Foundation’s Request for Qualifications: “We appreciate the time,… More

The Barack Obama Foundation Releases Request for Qualifications

March 20, 2014 12:00 PM

Washington, D.C. – Today, The Barack Obama Foundation released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ), soliciting responses from institutions and other parties interested in hosting President Obama’s… More

Supporters Establish the Obama Foundation to Oversee Planning for Future Presidential Library

January 31, 2014 12:00 PM

Washington, D.C. – Three longtime supporters of President Barack Obama, Martin Nesbitt, J. Kevin Poorman, and Julianna Smoot, today announced the formation of The Barack Obama… More

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