William A. Jonason, Dorsey & Whitney Foundation

TITLE: Board Member

FUNDING AREAS: Access to the legal system, cultural programs

CONTACT: (612) 492-6111

PROFILE: William (Bill) Jonason is board member for the Dorsey & Whitney Foundation. The board is responsible for selecting the foundation's grantees. His bio on the law firm's website reads:

Mr. Jonason has been a partner in the Corporate group for over twenty years, and is Chair of the Closely Held Businesses practice group. Focuses on corporate law and mergers and acquisitions for both publicly held and closely held companies; serves as general counsel for numerous small and medium-size businesses without in-house counsel.

Substantial experience in advising clients on corporate formations, financings, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, commercial contracts, shareholder agreements, shareholder disputes, succession planning and tax planning.

Member of the firm's Policy Committee for eight years (2003-2011) and currently a member of the Board of Directors of Dorsey & Whitney Foundation.

Jonason is also a current or previous board member of the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce, Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest, Volunteer Connection, Rochester Public Library Foundation, Rochester Public School Foundation, and YMCA Camp Olson.