Jean Hopfensperger

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

Recent content from Jean Hopfensperger

Archbishop Nienstedt's testimony spurs calls for policy reform

Even as Nienstedt’s testimony stoked new debate among 800,000 Catholics in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, there were pleas from all sides to reform how the church handles child abusers.

Updated: April 23, 2014, - 11:50 PM

Archbishop says he was unaware of most child sex abuse issues

Archbishop John Nienstedt said he was not aware that known child sex abusers were working in various capacities at the archdiocese during his tenure, a court deposition revealed.

Updated: April 23, 2014, - 05:48 AM

Philanthropy beat: Twins fans can vote on which charity benefits from MLB All-Star Game

When Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game comes to Target Field in July, it will bring more than the nation’s top...

Updated: April 22, 2014, - 07:04 AM

Archbishop Nienstedt's clergy abuse testimony to be released today

A judge ordered the deposition over the objection of attorneys for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis

Updated: April 22, 2014, - 05:59 AM

In rebuilding a Minnesota church, cancer patient rebuilt his health

Cancer patient Greg Thomas credits his work to renovate a little century-old church near Montgomery, Minn., with getting his health back on track.

Updated: April 20, 2014, - 06:57 AM

Philanthropy beat: Company provides an efficient way to screen Twin Cities volunteers

Kathy Greiner always appreciates calls from volunteers offering to help her nonprofit repair homes for needy Twin Cities residents. She’s...

Updated: April 14, 2014, - 09:18 PM

Task force faults Twin Cities archdiocese for 'dreadful' abuses

Task force calls for major reforms in how archdiocese responds to sexual abuse by priests.

Updated: April 14, 2014, - 09:09 PM

GiveMN retools to the max after 2013 website crash

Give to the Max Day is ditching the website provider that served up a five-hour website outage last year. It will have new technological support and a new online look in 2014.

Updated: April 11, 2014, - 11:10 AM

Philanthropy beat: Steeple People Surplus Store plans for move, facelift

Thirty-five years ago, Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church launched a small thrift shop that it hoped would both promote recycling...

Updated: April 07, 2014, - 06:56 PM

Hey, Brother, can you spare a bit of virtual currency?

In a brave new world of fundraising, more charities accept virtual currencies with names such as bitcoin and dogecoin. They don’t exist in paper or coin form but are downloaded from a virtual wallet, often on the owner’s cellphone, to the charity’s website, which is equipped to convert it to cash.

Updated: April 01, 2014, - 10:00 AM

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