Press Releases Updates

Obama Foundation Announces New Cohort of Columbia University Scholars

August 26, 2020 9:00 AM

CHICAGO, IL – Today, the Obama Foundation announced its third cohort of Obama Scholars, 11 rising leaders from around the world… More

Obama Foundation Announces Addition of Connie Ballmer and Demond Martin to the Board of Directors

August 7, 2020 11:01 AM

CHICAGO — Today, the Obama Foundation announced that Connie Ballmer, philanthropist and civic activist, and Demond Martin, investor and community leader, have joined the Foundation’s… More

Obama Foundation Files Form 990 for 2019 Tax Year

July 17, 2020 11:00 AM

CHICAGO, IL—Today, the Obama Foundation announced that it has filed its Form 990 for the 2019 tax year. A copy of the 990 and the… 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

Michelle Obama Visits Vietnam as Part of the Girls Opportunity Alliance to Discuss Girls Education with Students

December 9, 2019 10:34 AM

Mrs. Obama Was Joined by Academy Award-Winning Actress Julia Roberts, YouTube’s Liza Koshy, TODAY show’s Jenna Bush Hager, and Actresses Lana Condor and… More

Julia Roberts to Join Michelle Obama in Conversation at Leaders: Asia-Pacific Convening

December 2, 2019 1:30 PM

CHICAGO, IL — Today, the Obama Foundation announced that actress Julia Roberts will join Michelle Obama in a plenary conversation at the Obama Foundation’s inaugural… More

Obama Foundation Announces Inaugural Cohort of 200 Emerging Leaders in Asia Pacific

November 20, 2019 10:59 PM

President Obama and Mrs. Obama to Join Leaders: Asia-Pacific Program Gathering in Kuala Lumpur; Plenary Speakers Include Tim Brown, Pat Dwyer, Tan Sri Dr. Tony… More

New Renderings for Obama Presidential Center Feature Updates to Museum Building and New Children’s Playground

October 28, 2019 9:00 AM

Chicago, IL – In conjunction with the 2019 Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago, the Obama Foundation is releasing new renderings and a model of the… More

Obama Foundation Announces Speakers for Upcoming Summit

October 23, 2019 12:02 PM

Summit will bring together leaders from the Foundation’s programming around the world Speakers will include President and Mrs. Obama, filmmaker Ava DuVernay,… More

President and Mrs. Obama to Speak at Foundation Gathering of Rising Leaders in the Asia Pacific

October 14, 2019 11:59 PM

CHICAGO — Today, the Obama Foundation announced that President and Mrs. Obama will speak at the Foundation’s inaugural Leaders: Asia-Pacific gathering in Malaysia in December. More

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