Jean Hopfensperger

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

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Philanthropy beat: Nature Conservancy raises $39M for forests, prairies

The Nature Conservancy of Minnesota received an early Christmas gift this year — a record $39 million raised in its biggest campaign to preserve forests, waterways and land here and around the world.

Updated: December 10, 2013, - 07:13 AM

St. John’s Abbey names 18 abusing monks

New release expands the lists of accused priests, but advocates say many names of abusive clergy remain secret.

Updated: December 09, 2013, - 09:43 PM

Philanthropy beat: Minnesota charities get rebate over Give to Max

Minnesota nonprofits whose online fundraisers crashed on Give to the Max Day on Nov. 14 will get a 1 percentage...

Updated: December 03, 2013, - 10:51 AM

Two Minnesota Catholic dioceses told to release lists of accused priests

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, as well as the Diocese of Winona, must release the names of 46 priests accused of sexually abusing minors, a Ramsey County District Court judge ruled Monday. He set a deadline of Dec. 17.

Updated: December 03, 2013, - 10:32 AM

Video lessons hit right note in rural Minnesota schools

MacPhail’s live, online program connects pros with outstate students.

Updated: November 28, 2013, - 07:49 PM

Philanthropy beat: Grants to media hit $2 billion

Foundations awarded nearly $2 billion in grants to the media from 2009 to 2011, part of a growing trend of...

Updated: November 25, 2013, - 05:16 PM

Archdiocese may just be at start of its sexual abuse scandal

The Twin Cities archdiocese arrived later than others to the issue, but scrutiny here mirrors national cases. The Catholic Church has spent an estimated $2 billion to $3 billion settling abuse lawsuits, and nine Catholic dioceses have filed for bankruptcy protection since 2004.

Updated: November 24, 2013, - 06:18 AM

Philanthropy beat: Russian Soul carves niche among Minnesota nonprofits

The house in northeast Minneapolis doesn’t look much different from its neighbors, but the sign in the window announces it’s home to “Russian Soul.”

Updated: November 19, 2013, - 05:25 AM

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

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