Chicago Updates

Chicago Civic and Corporate Leaders Among New Donors to the Obama Foundation

October 22, 2021 11:00 AM

Donors Rally to Support $1.6B Fundraising Goal and Obama Presidential Center On the heels of its groundbreaking celebration, the Obama Foundation is releasing… More

Remembering Timuel Black

October 13, 2021 3:47 PM

By Michael Strautmanis I want to tell you about my friend and mentor, Dr. Timuel Black, who passed away on Wednesday, October 13. A man… More

Read Mrs. Obama’s remarks at the Center’s groundbreaking!

September 29, 2021 4:02 PM

On Tuesday, September 28, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot joined President and Mrs. Obama at the ceremonial groundbreaking for the Obama… More

Read President Obama’s remarks at the Center’s groundbreaking!

September 28, 2021 7:55 PM

On Tuesday, September 28, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot joined President and Mrs. Obama at the ceremonial groundbreaking for the Obama… More

The Obama Foundation Welcomes 2021-2022 Class of Scholars at Columbia University and University of Chicago

September 7, 2021 10:00 AM

CHICAGO — The Obama Foundation is proud to announce its fourth cohort of Obama Scholars, two groups of 12 emerging leaders… More

University of Chicago Partners with the Obama Foundation to Launch Obama Foundation Scholars Program

June 16, 2021 1:00 PM

CHICAGO — The University of Chicago and the Obama Foundation on June 16 announced plans for a newly designed University of Chicago Obama Foundation Scholars… More

Email from President Obama: “A Day on the South Side”

June 2, 2021 8:25 PM

Earlier today, President Obama shared the message below with our email subscribers to reflect on his recent visit to Jackson Park and the South Side… More

Sweet Home Chicago: President Obama’s visit to Jackson Park and the South Side

June 1, 2021 9:30 PM

What makes Chicago one of the best cities in the world? To some, it’s the delectable food. For others, it’s the breathtaking skyline and lakefront. More

Obama Foundation Announces Partnership with Chicago Botanic Garden

April 22, 2021 11:00 AM

Proposed planting strategy supports an effective pollinator network to attract a range of species that promote long-term ecological health within Jackson Park and… More

The Road to Groundbreaking: Obama Foundation Announces $400M Chicago Fundraising Effort to Build the Obama Presidential Center

April 20, 2021 9:00 AM

Dedicated “Hometown Fund” Designates $75M Toward Workforce Development and Youth Related Programming CHICAGO — Today the Obama Foundation announced a $400M Chicago Campaign… More

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