Jean Hopfensperger

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

Recent content from Jean Hopfensperger

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

Minnesota Streetcar Museum juggles historic work, modern fun

“Super volunteers” allow small nonprofit to serve large audiences and add 21st century entertainment.

Updated: July 26, 2013, - 11:52 PM

Giving: Text donors mostly female, well-educated, survey finds

While texting donations to charities has taken off in recent years, it seems to be most popular among women donors.A...

Updated: July 22, 2013, - 05:58 PM

Arts groups among winners as charitable giving rebounds

Funding for music, museums and more is making a comeback after the lean years of the recession.

Updated: July 15, 2013, - 11:49 PM

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