Press Releases Updates

Michael Smith Shares Special Farewell Message with the MBK Alliance Community

December 9, 2021 6:00 PM

I have had the extraordinary privilege of helping build a race and gender-conscious movement across the United States to obliterate the barriers that stand in… More

The Obama Presidential Center to Honor Civil Rights and Social Justice Heroes “On Whose Shoulders We Stand” in Newly Named Spaces

December 9, 2021 11:23 AM

On the heels of its announcement last month to bring more inclusivity to the traditional naming process, the Obama Foundation is announcing a new set… More

Jeff Bezos donates $100M to the Obama Foundation in honor of Congressman John Lewis

November 22, 2021 10:01 AM

CHICAGO — Today, the Obama Foundation announced Jeff Bezos is giving $100M – the largest individual contribution received to date—in honor of civil rights icon… More

The Obama Foundation Rolls Out New All-Virtual Leadership Program Across Three Global Regions

November 9, 2021 11:15 AM

Obama Foundation Leaders in Africa, Asia Pacific, and Europe will participate in a newly formatted, all-virtual leadership program with a scaled cohort size of 35… More

President Obama Reflects on Climate Progress Before Heading to COP26 in Glasgow, Announces Upcoming Climate Event

October 29, 2021 9:15 AM

CHICAGO — In advance of President Obama’s attendance at COP26 — the United Nations Climate Change Conference kicking off October 31,… More

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