Press Releases Updates

Obama Foundation Adds Alfreda Bradley-Coar to the Executive Team as Chief Legal Officer

October 26, 2021 10:00 AM

CHICAGO — Today the Obama Foundation announced that Alfreda Bradley-Coar, an accomplished corporate executive and business advisor, will join the Foundation’s team as Executive Vice… More

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

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

Obama Foundation Files Form 990 for 2020 Tax Year

August 17, 2021 10:31 AM

CHICAGO, IL—Today, the Obama Foundation announced that it has filed its Form 990 for the 2020 tax year. A copy of the 990 and the… 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

President Obama Joins Conversation on Equity and Public Safety During Virtual My Brother’s Keeper Alliance National Convening

May 24, 2021 10:00 AM

President Obama’s conversation with youth and community leaders to mark the progress and work that remains in the year since George Floyd was… 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

Obama Foundation Launches Obama Presidential Center Construction Workforce Initiative

March 10, 2021 11:00 AM

New Workforce Goals Prioritize Residents from South and West Side Communities CHICAGO — On the heels of a successful completion of the federal… 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

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