Press Releases Updates

Obama Foundation Files Form 990 for 2016 Tax Year

May 15, 2017 12:00 PM

Chicago, IL – Today, the Obama Foundation announced that it has filed its Form 990 for the 2016 tax year. A copy of the 990 and the Foundation’s independent… More

Obama Foundation Announces Lynn Taliento as Chief Program Officer

May 12, 2017 12:05 PM

Chicago – Today, the Obama Foundation announced Lynn Taliento as Chief Program Officer. At the Obama Foundation, Lynn Taliento will lead the development of 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

May 11, 2017 11:04 AM

Assessment Outlines Potential for OPC to Serve as Catalyst for Additional Development on South Side Chicago – Today, the Obama Foundation released an Economic Impact… More

Obama Foundation Announces Glenn Brown as Chief Digital Officer

May 10, 2017 3:22 PM

Chicago – Today, the Obama Foundation announced that Glenn Brown will serve as Chief Digital Officer. As Chief Digital Officer, Glenn will lead the Foundation’s… More

The Obama Foundation and NARA Announce New Details on Obama Presidential Center Structure and Operations

May 3, 2017 12:55 PM

Today, the Obama Foundation announced new details on the operational structure of the Obama Presidential Center and, in coordination with the National Archives and Records… More

President and Mrs. Obama Announce Conceptual Vision for Design of Obama Presidential Center

May 3, 2017 12:00 PM

Campus Setting Will Include Presidential Museum, Public Plaza and Space that Features a ‘Working Center for Citizenship;’ Plan Revitalizes Jackson Park to Re-Establish Connection to… More

Obama Foundation Announces Project Management Team for Obama Presidential Center

April 11, 2017 3:01 PM

Chicago, IL – Today, the Obama Foundation announced that three firms have combined talents to lead the project management for the Obama Presidential Center (OPC). … More

Obama Foundation Announces Exhibition Designers for Obama Presidential Center

February 21, 2017 1:41 PM

Chicago, IL – Today, the Obama Foundation announced that it has selected an interdisciplinary exhibition design team for the museum that will be part of the Obama Presidential Center (OPC). The exhibition design team will be led by Ralph Appelbaum Associates (RAA) and will ultimately include several firms and individuals with expertise in media, lighting, and acoustics. Several Chicago-based creative collaborators will play important roles in the exhibition design process, including the firms Civic Projects LLC and Normal, and the artists and educators Amanda Williams, Andres Hernandez, and Norman Teague. Almost half of the exhibition design work for the OPC will be performed by minority- and woman-owned businesses. More

Obama Foundation Announces Landscape Architect for Obama Presidential Center

January 30, 2017 11:22 AM

Chicago, IL – Today, the Obama Foundation announced the landscape architecture team for the Obama Presidential Center (OPC).  Working with the OPC’s previously announced architects, Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects and InterActive Design Architects, a team comprised of Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates (MVVA), Site Design Group, and Living Habitats will serve as the project’s landscape architects. More

Obama Foundation Announces David Simas as Chief Executive Officer

December 19, 2016 5:20 PM

Today, the Obama Foundation announced David Simas as Chief Executive Officer. Simas will join the Obama Foundation leadership team, including Chairman Marty Nesbitt and Executive Director Robbin Cohen, to lead the Foundation’s work to create the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago. More

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