Obama Foundation collects 13 million dollars in 2016

CHICAGO, May 16 (Xinhua) -- Obama Foundation's fundraising jumped to 13 million U.S. dollars in 2016, according to tax records released by the foundation on Monday.

The foundation collected 1.92 million and 5.54 million dollars respectively in 2015 and 2014.

Among the biggest donors was the Lucas Family Foundation of the filmmaker George Lucas, which donated one million U.S. dollars to the Obama presidential center.

Earlier this month, Obama unveiled the design of his presidential center in Chicago. The design includes three buildings, a museum, a forum and the library itself, along with a sprawling public plaza.

The construction is estimated to cost at least 500 million U.S. dollars. The former president will fundraise to cover that cost.

The Foundation, headquartered in Chicago, with a branch office in Washington, is overseeing Obama Center construction as well as domestic and international program development.

[ Editor: meng ]


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