Press Releases Updates

Obama Foundation Opens Convening of Rising African Leaders in Johannesburg

July 11, 2019 3:30 AM

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA — The Obama Foundation has launched its second Obama Foundation Leaders: Africa program, bringing together nearly 200 emerging civic leaders from 45… More

Obama Foundation Releases Business Diversity Statement

June 28, 2019 11:00 AM

The Obama Foundation is committed to maintaining an organizational environment in which diversity, equity, and inclusion are valued and respected in all aspects of our… More

Obama Foundation Files Form 990 for 2018 Tax Year

June 28, 2019 11:00 AM

CHICAGO, IL—Today, the Obama Foundation announced that it has filed its Form 990 for the 2018 tax year. A copy of the 990 and the… More

Obama Foundation Announces New Class of Scholars in Chicago and New York

June 18, 2019 10:00 AM

NEW YORK AND CHICAGO—Today, the Obama Foundation announced its second cohort of Obama Foundation Scholars, 32 rising leaders from around the world who will study… More

Obama Foundation Announces Addition of Sean Parker to the Board of Directors

June 17, 2019 12:00 PM

CHICAGO — Today, the Obama Foundation announced that Sean Parker, philanthropist and entrepreneur, has joined the Foundation’s Board of Directors. Parker will join current members… More

Obama Foundation To Hold Second Major Convening of Rising Leaders in Africa

June 12, 2019 10:00 AM

CHICAGO — The Obama Foundation announced today its second Leaders: Africa program, which will convene nearly 200 emerging civic leaders from 45 countries across the continent… More

Update on the Obama Presidential Center

June 11, 2019 5:21 PM

Today, the lawsuit against the City of Chicago related to the Obama Presidential Center was dismissed. Below is a statement from Obama Foundation CEO David… More

President Obama Meets in Ottawa with International Young Leaders Participating in the Open Government Partnership Global Summit

May 31, 2019 6:27 PM

OTTAWA, CANADA — Today in Ottawa, President Obama met with nine emerging leaders from around the world to learn about how they are approaching important… More

President Obama Hosts Roundtable With Young Leaders In Colombia

May 30, 2019 11:47 AM

BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA—Yesterday, the Obama Foundation hosted a roundtable with President Obama and 11 emerging leaders from across Colombia. Building on the Foundation’s nonpartisan mission to… More

Obama Foundation and Chicago Public Schools Announce Winners of the First-Ever Civic Engagement Awards

May 29, 2019 9:00 AM

CHICAGO—The Obama Foundation and Chicago Public Schools today announced the winners of the first-ever civic action recognition awards, which recognize students, educators, schools, and partners… More

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