Jean Hopfensperger

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

Recent content from Jean Hopfensperger

Philanthropy beat: Minnesota nonprofit to help farmers in Senegal

The inventors and engineers at Compatible Technology International have been developing tools to help African farmers process grain for years....

Updated: September 09, 2013, - 07:10 PM

Duluth's Aerial Lift Bridge will turn teal, spotlighting ovarian cancer awareness

When Kristine Greer decided to call attention to ovarian cancer in her hometown of Duluth, she looked to the sky.Folks...

Updated: September 02, 2013, - 07:23 PM

Philanthropy beat: Hennepin Fix-It Clinics need volunteers

If you can troubleshoot repairs for broken household items such as lamps or computers or even curling irons, the Hennepin...

Updated: August 26, 2013, - 10:15 PM

Obituary: Iranian lawyer Mehdi Eftekhari was eyewitness to history

Mehdi Eftekhari was among the nearly lost generation of professionals who built modern-day Iran, providing counsel for the nation’s first...

Updated: August 22, 2013, - 08:50 PM

Dream of Wild Health saves traditional Indian seeds and health

A small farm near Lino Lakes is the heart of Dream of Wild Health, a St. Paul nonprofit that is part of a small but growing national movement to collect and save seeds once cultivated by American Indian communities.

Updated: August 18, 2013, - 09:42 PM

Philanthropy beat: Baby boomers donate more to charities than any other generation

Baby boomers donate more money to charities and nonprofits than any other generational group in this country, a study has...

Updated: August 12, 2013, - 05:35 PM

Airport e-gambling showing poor payoff for Vikings stadium

Technology delays blamed for the latest glitch in state’s plan to pay for new Vikings stadium.

Updated: August 05, 2013, - 11:25 PM

Philanthropy beat: CEO helps disabled partake in fuller lives

It’s not unusual for Minnesota’s corporate leaders to get recognition for their volunteer work. But Joe Reis, CEO of Coldwell...

Updated: August 05, 2013, - 08:35 PM

Crowdfunding gives nonprofits a new way to raise money -- fast

St. Paul-based Springboard for the Arts has sponsored hundreds of online campaigns.

Updated: August 03, 2013, - 10:00 PM

Philanthropy beat: Young donors want to see results

The video clip shows the Facebook page of the American Pianists Association, with a voice-over of a donor critiquing it.“It...

Updated: July 29, 2013, - 08:11 PM

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