Jean Hopfensperger

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

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Minnesotans donated record $17.1M on Give to Max Day

Minnesota’s annual day of charitable giving raked in $9 million before technical difficulties shut down the website for more than...

Updated: November 15, 2013, - 08:06 PM

Give to the Max Day challenged by website glitches

Minnesota’s fifth annual Give to the Max Day became a victim of its own success Thursday, raking in record-setting donations before noon — and then getting smacked with technical difficulties that put up a roadblock to giving.

Updated: November 14, 2013, - 11:22 PM

Minnesota nonprofits revved up for Give to the Max Day

Minnesota charities and schools are pulling out all the stops for the fifth annual online donation frenzy today.

Updated: November 14, 2013, - 12:40 PM

St. Paul-Minneapolis Archdiocese to name abusing priests

The Archdiocese will name priests who are known to have abused minors. Attorney calls move “public relations, not public safety.”

Updated: November 12, 2013, - 10:28 AM

Priest facing abuse lawsuit has 10 victims, attorney says

A Catholic priest who was sued more than a decade ago for alleged sexual abuse of a child was sued again Thursday on behalf of another victim for abuse that allegedly took place after the priest was moved to an Edina parish in the mid-1970s.

Updated: November 08, 2013, - 11:39 AM

Twin Cities knitters mend social fabric with hats for the homeless

Barb Melom never intended to start a knitting movement. But five years ago, when she asked her mother-in-law what she...

Updated: November 06, 2013, - 09:46 PM

Philanthropy beat: Minnesota's oldest child serving agency marks its 130th anniversary

The Ladies Relief Society was started in Duluth in 1883 to help mothers and children alone in the booming mining...

Updated: November 04, 2013, - 07:45 PM

Priest sued in abuse of West St. Paul girl, 8, in the 1980s

The case of a West St. Paul second-grader in the 1980s is the 18th in Minnesota since state law changed...

Updated: October 30, 2013, - 05:46 AM

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

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