Saturday, May 18, 2024
Hawai'i Free Press

Current Articles | Archives

Monday, September 15, 2014
Hawaii Among Final Four in Obama Library Competition
By News Release @ 2:33 PM :: 4813 Views :: Obama


News Release from Barack Obama Foundation September 15, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Today, The Barack Obama Foundation issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) to the University of Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago, Columbia University, and University of Hawai’i, all of which submitted their qualifications to host the future Obama Presidential Library earlier this year.

The Foundation’s Request for Qualifications (RFQ), released in March, laid out a vision and set of guiding principles for the future Obama Presidential Library, and solicited interested parties’ plans for locating, designing, developing, constructing and operating the facility. Some of the key criteria highlighted in the RFQ included transportation and accessibility, economic development, the ability to deliver a world-class project, community engagement and overall support from community partners. The RFQ process was designed to narrow the field to a short-list of potential partner institutions, which will now be asked to respond to an RFP with formal proposals and qualifications.

“We were amazed by the quality of responses to our Request for Qualifications and we are grateful to every institution that expressed interest in carrying President Obama’s legacy forward,” said Board Chair Martin Nesbitt. “These four potential partners have come the farthest in meeting our criteria and have each demonstrated a strong vision for the future Obama Presidential Library. We look forward to working with each institution to further refine their proposals over the coming months, and to presenting our recommendations to the President and First Lady early next year.”

The RFP, available on the Foundation’s website, asks these four potential partners to submit a formal proposal that includes detail on the proposed management and organization of the project, site development plans, community partnerships, potential for academic collaboration, marketing and attraction strategy, and information about any financial and other commitments from the host or other partners.  The Foundation has asked for RFP responses by December 11, 2014. In early 2015, the Board of Directors expects to share recommendations with the President and First Lady, who will then make the final decision.

For more information about the Foundation and the future Obama Presidential Library, visit, or follow @44Foundation on Twitter.


CT: 2 Chicago sites among Obama library finalists


TEXT "follow HawaiiFreePress" to 40404

Register to Vote


Aloha Pregnancy Care Center


Antonio Gramsci Reading List

A Place for Women in Waipio

Ballotpedia Hawaii

Broken Trust

Build More Hawaiian Homes Working Group

Christian Homeschoolers of Hawaii

Cliff Slater's Second Opinion

DVids Hawaii


Fix Oahu!

Frontline: The Fixers

Genetic Literacy Project

Grassroot Institute

Hawaii Aquarium Fish Report

Hawaii Aviation Preservation Society

Hawaii Catholic TV

Hawaii Christian Coalition

Hawaii Cigar Association

Hawaii ConCon Info

Hawaii Debt Clock

Hawaii Defense Foundation

Hawaii Family Forum

Hawaii Farmers and Ranchers United

Hawaii Farmer's Daughter

Hawaii Federation of Republican Women

Hawaii History Blog

Hawaii Jihadi Trial

Hawaii Legal News

Hawaii Legal Short-Term Rental Alliance

Hawaii Matters

Hawaii Military History

Hawaii's Partnership for Appropriate & Compassionate Care

Hawaii Public Charter School Network

Hawaii Rifle Association

Hawaii Shippers Council

Hawaii Together


Hiram Fong Papers

Homeschool Legal Defense Hawaii

Honolulu Navy League

Honolulu Traffic

House Minority Blog

Imua TMT

Inouye-Kwock, NYT 1992

Inside the Nature Conservancy

Inverse Condemnation

July 4 in Hawaii

Land and Power in Hawaii

Lessons in Firearm Education

Lingle Years

Managed Care Matters -- Hawaii

Missile Defense Advocacy

MIS Veterans Hawaii

NAMI Hawaii

National Parents Org Hawaii

NFIB Hawaii News

NRA-ILA Hawaii


OHA Lies

Opt Out Today

Patients Rights Council Hawaii

Practical Policy Institute of Hawaii

Pritchett Cartoons

Pro-GMO Hawaii

Rental by Owner Awareness Assn

Research Institute for Hawaii USA

Rick Hamada Show

RJ Rummel

School Choice in Hawaii

Talking Tax

Tax Foundation of Hawaii

The Real Hanabusa

Time Out Honolulu

Trustee Akina KWO Columns

West Maui Taxpayers Association

What Natalie Thinks

Whole Life Hawaii