Jean Hopfensperger

Reporter | Reporter - Philanthropy/Nonprofits
Phone: 612-673-4511
Jean Hopfensperger covers religion, philanthropy and nonprofits in Minnesota.

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University of St. Thomas professor accused of abusing girl resigns

The Rev. Michael Keating, shown in the held photo, said he was resigning in light of "employment options and long-standing goals."

Updated: September 17, 2014, - 10:45 PM

Philanthropy beat: United Way to accept bitcoin donations

The United Way Worldwide has long offered several ways for supporters to donate, such as workplace campaigns, planned giving and...

Updated: September 16, 2014, - 07:32 PM

Philanthropy Beat: New incentive for food donations: a free brake job

Food shelf fundraisers typically involve events such as walks, runs and church food drives. But Signal Garage in West St....

Updated: September 08, 2014, - 08:07 PM

Former priest pleads not guilty to abusing Hastings altar boy

Francis Hoefgen, 64, is accused of abusing an altar boy multiple times at a Hastings parish.

Updated: September 05, 2014, - 09:37 PM

Judge allows 'public nuisance' claim against archdiocese

A Ramsey County district judge has ruled that a public nuisance claim against the archdiocese can move forward — a claim that has triggered the unprecedented release of documents on clergy sex offenders over the past year.

Updated: September 03, 2014, - 11:50 PM

Minneapolis priest says Nienstedt must resign if church is to heal

Pastor at St. Olaf parish says archbishop’s handling of abuse scandal has hurt Archdiocese.

Updated: September 02, 2014, - 05:54 AM

Millennial workers drawn to causes, study finds

Volunteer and giving opportunities can help companies attract workers in their 20s and 30s, a new survey finds.Fifty-five percent of...

Updated: September 01, 2014, - 05:37 PM

Winona Diocese appeals to move clergy abuse trial from Ramsey County

Attorneys argue that the church can’t get a fair trial in Ramsey County.

Updated: August 27, 2014, - 12:15 AM

Archdiocese appoints ex-BCA chief to clergy abuse position

Timothy O’Malley, the former head of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, will fill a leadership position created by the archdiocese in response to the wave of clergy abuse allegations in the past year.

Updated: August 26, 2014, - 07:03 AM

More than 40 years later, man settles with church over sex abuse

Jon Jaker, above, who was abused as an 11-year-old boy in a St. Paul parish, has reached the first legal settlement with the archdiocese.

Updated: August 20, 2014, - 11:07 PM

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