Jean Hopfensperger

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

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Philanthropy leaders hope to tap boomers' $48B transfer of wealth

Charity leaders see unprecedented opportunity in the largest transfer of wealth in our nation’s history as billions change hands from baby boomers to their kids over the next 40 years.

Updated: June 18, 2013, - 12:16 PM

Nine-city road show tour hopes to give e-gambling a jump-start

In Duluth on Tuesday night, about 35 charities and bar owners showed up for a chance to test-drive all the electronic pulltab and bingo games now available in Minnesota.

Updated: June 13, 2013, - 06:15 AM

St. Paul seventh grader wins national volunteer award

PHILANTHROPYLouie McGee, a seventh-grader from St. Paul, was chosen from more than 28,000 students across the country to be named...

Updated: June 10, 2013, - 06:11 PM

Philanthropy beat: Preschool education gets $46 million boost

The Legislature approved an unprecedented $46 million for preschool education scholarships this year, thanks in large part to an unusual...

Updated: June 03, 2013, - 08:18 PM

Ex-Gov. Ventura wants to continue lawsuit against murdered author

Lawyers for Ventura have asked a federal court to continue his defamation lawsuit against Navy SEAL author Chris Kyle, who was killed in February, by substituting Kyle’s wife as the defendant.

Updated: May 30, 2013, - 09:52 PM

U recycling program turns trash problem into treasure

Semester-ending student throwaways get a second life through Pack and Give Back project.

Updated: May 28, 2013, - 09:50 PM

Charities say e-pulltab tax deadline is a headache

A switch-over in the way the state collects e-gambling taxes to help fund the Vikings stadium may lead to losses...

Updated: May 25, 2013, - 07:24 AM

May 21: Charities launch tour to promote e-gambling

The road trip is designed to promote electronic gambling in order to help fund the new Vikings stadium.

Updated: May 21, 2013, - 05:59 AM

Philanthropy MN: Top 15 hunger fighters named

When nearly 100 Minnesota nonprofit leaders were asked to name the agencies doing the most to give people access to...

Updated: May 20, 2013, - 06:33 PM

Philanthropy beat: The first Give OUT raises $556,000

Charlie Rounds, a St. Louis Park philanthropist active in GLBT issues, had a fundraising idea he hoped would spark more...

Updated: May 13, 2013, - 08:22 PM

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