There’s no other way to say it. Today is a big day.

It’s the day we officially celebrate breaking ground on the Obama Presidential Center. And we wouldn’t be here without the unwavering support of people like you—people who donated, volunteered, shared stories, and supported our vision all along the way.

Of course, our work has never been just about a building. We are dedicated to helping  community leaders develop the skills they need and build the relationships that will empower them to change the world. That’s why President and Mrs. Obama took a moment yesterday, as part of our groundbreaking celebrations, to sit down with the latest cohort of Obama Foundation Scholars from the University of Chicago. 

This inspiring group is working to increase diversity in Chicago’s technology sector, support women entrepreneurs in India, promote arts education that revitalizes neighborhoods, and much more. 

We’re just getting started. There are wonderful things in store for the Obama Presidential Center and the young leaders it will serve. We’re grateful for your support as we continue this important work. 


—The Obama Foundation

Donate to bring the Obama Presidential Center to life.

That’s why we’re inviting you to share in the excitement. As you know, building the Obama Presidential Center has always been about inspiring people to come together to change their communities for the better—and that starts with you joining us virtually for our special livestream of the ceremony today.

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