The Dorsey & Whitney Foundation, created in 1982 by Dorsey partners, supports charitable causes in the communities where Dorsey & Whitney LLP attorneys and their families live and work. It is a tax-exempt organization funded primarily by the partners of Dorsey & Whitney, a global law firm more than a century-old, focused on the core values of ‘clients, community and colleagues.’ The organizations that The Dorsey & Whitney Foundation support reflect the talents and diversity of interests of Dorsey attorneys as well as the depth of their commitment to the well-being and cultural vitality of their communities.
“One of Dorsey’s core values is to serve disadvantaged communities through pro bono legal work,” explained Steven Khadavi, Partner/New York Office Head. “Similarly, The Dorsey & Whitney Foundation places particular emphasis on providing aid to organizations that provide legal and other services to the disadvantaged. The IEEE Foundation’s mission of improving access to technology, enhancing technological literacy and supporting education resonates strongly with Dorsey attorneys and makes the IEEE Foundation an ideal recipient of funding from The Dorsey & Whitney Foundation,” he said of grants that The Dorsey & Whitney Foundation has made to the IEEE Foundation each year since 2003. These grants have provided general operating support to the IEEE Foundation, with a special grant in 2012 to support the IEEE Power & Energy Society Scholarship Plus Initiative.
“By making grants to the IEEE Foundation for 15 straight years, we’ve supported its efforts to improve access to technology throughout the world,” concluded Khadavi of his organization’s commitment to IEEE’s mission. “It’s the hope of The Dorsey & Whitney Foundation that in the coming years the IEEE Foundation will reach many more underserved people throughout the world.”