Obama Presidential Center Updates

Watch: Unveiling of President and Mrs. Obama’s Portraits at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

February 12, 2021 9:00 AM

Three years ago today, President and Mrs. Obama attended their official portrait unveiling at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., joining other Presidents… More

Obama Presidential Center Groundbreaking Announced for 2021 as Multi-Year Federal Review Process Concludes

February 3, 2021 3:00 PM

Project estimated to generate $3.1 billion in economic impact for Cook County and bring 700,000 visitors to the area each year to stimulate… More

Let’s Get to Work: Obama Presidential Center Groundbreaking set for 2021

February 3, 2021 2:57 PM

After the completion of a careful federal regulatory review process, we’re thrilled to announce that we plan to break ground on the Obama Presidential Center… More

Foundation President Wally Adeyemo on hope…and change

December 7, 2020 4:31 PM

Dear friends, When I joined the Obama Foundation last fall as President, I planned to help refine its strategy for the long-term. After two years… More

‘A Promised Land’: President Obama’s New Book and the Obama Presidential Center

November 17, 2020 12:00 PM

In an excerpt from President Obama’s new memoir, “A Promised Land,” he notes that he wrote the book primarily for young people, as “an… More

Reforming Wall Street, Protecting Main Street

July 21, 2020 11:45 AM

Ten years ago, President Obama signed into law the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act—the toughest set of financial reforms since the Great… Explore the story behind Dodd-Frank

David Simas Reflects on the Foundation’s Path Forward

July 17, 2020 11:00 AM

As part of our 2019 Annual Report, Obama Foundation Chief Executive Officer David Simas penned the message below to reflect on the Foundation’s work to… More

An Update on How We’re Responding in This Time of Need

July 17, 2020 11:00 AM

Along with the release of our 2019 Annual Report, Obama Foundation Chief Executive Officer David Simas and Obama Foundation President Wally Adeyemo shared the update… More

Obama Presidential Center is Estimated to Support Thousands of Jobs in City of Chicago and the South Side during Construction and Ten Years of Operations

July 16, 2020 3:50 PM

You can view the Economic Impact Assumptions by clicking this link. Originally posted on May 11, 2017 – 11:04am Assessment Outlines… More

Justice Like A Thunderbolt

June 25, 2020 1:08 PM

Five years ago marked an unforgettable day in the Obama Presidency. The Supreme Court ruled on marriage equality, President Obama paid tribute to Reverend Pinckney… Relive June 26, 2015