Jean Hopfensperger

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

Recent content from Jean Hopfensperger

Archbishop Nienstedt to hire firm for review of priests

In announcing move, Nienstedt acknowledged “serious mistakes.” Critics responded with skepticism.

Updated: October 24, 2013, - 10:43 PM

Extreme feats become fodder for social media fundraising

Climbing peaks or long-distance running can net cash for charities.

Updated: October 21, 2013, - 12:38 PM

Romanian immigrants are creating a renaissance in Minnesota

The community has come into public view, thanks to a new grant and a wave of immigrants.

Updated: October 18, 2013, - 11:24 PM

Minnesota’s foundation grants up sharply in 2011

Foundations and corporations donated nearly $1.7 billion.

Updated: October 17, 2013, - 05:50 PM

Oct. 15: Twin Cities woman sues Keating

The Rev. Michael J. Keating, 57, a University of St. Thomas professor, has been accused of sexual contact with a 13-year-old Twin Cities girl more than a decade ago, and of then giving her his car when she confronted him about the incidents eight years later.

Updated: October 15, 2013, - 01:46 PM

Philanthropy beat: Blondes vs. Brunettes flag football tackles Alzheimer's

Alisa Bartel was at a national conference on Alzheimer’s disease when she noticed some folks wearing T-shirts saying “Blondes vs....

Updated: October 14, 2013, - 07:48 PM

Women’s philanthropy in Minnesota gets another boost

Pass the hat, because groups like The Power of 100 have plenty to give.

Updated: October 11, 2013, - 11:14 PM

SNAP: Seek out victims of clergy sex abuse

Clergy abuse watchdogs demand more action from archdiocese in handling of sexual abuse cases.

Updated: October 10, 2013, - 02:47 PM

'We Day' revs up Minnesota teens to do good

Minnesota’s most celebrity-packed event of the year is unfolding in St. Paul Tuesday, as 15,000 students descend upon the Xcel Energy Center for a day of inspiration and entertainment.

Updated: October 10, 2013, - 09:14 AM

Oct. 10: Demands grow to see secret priest lists

The pressure is on every diocese in Minnesota to release lists of priests accused of abusing children.

Updated: October 10, 2013, - 05:47 AM

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