Jean Hopfensperger

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

Recent content from Jean Hopfensperger

Ellie Heller took in 60 foster children

Brian Lundy was a frail 2-year-old, abandoned by his mother and destined for the Faribault school for “mentally disabled” children...

Updated: April 27, 2013, - 06:11 PM

Philanthropy beat: Teens sleep out in the snow for a cause

The 300 teenagers who slept outside in cardboard boxes last Friday had expected to gain firsthand experience of the struggles...

Updated: April 22, 2013, - 05:03 PM

Lawmakers explore ways to boost sales of e-pulltabs to fund stadium

Before Minnesota takes dramatic steps to shore up Vikings stadium funding, it should search for ways to boost public enthusiasm for the electronic pulltab games that were slated to fund it, according to discussion at a key House committee meeting.

Updated: April 16, 2013, - 09:56 PM

E-bingo designed to fund Vikings stadium hits technical glitch

Malfunctioning games have been sent back to the lab for testing.

Updated: April 15, 2013, - 11:22 PM

Philanthropy beat: Funding of Indian causes is lagging

Spending on Indian causes by U.S. foundations points to an unfortunate claim to fame: It dropped from 0.05 percent to...

Updated: April 15, 2013, - 08:19 PM

Philanthropy beat: Black Male Achievement website launched

A new website to promote the coordination and development of programs for American black men and boys was launched this...

Updated: April 08, 2013, - 08:39 PM

Gambling firms drove flawed e-pulltab plan

The botched projections showing that electronic pulltab sales would explode and start paying for a new Vikings stadium were based largely on estimates made by gambling businesses.

Updated: March 24, 2013, - 11:11 AM

March 19: Electronic bingo games approved to help fund Vikings stadium

Their jackpots of up to $75,000 and community play are expected to boost Vikings stadium finances.

Updated: March 23, 2013, - 10:15 PM

Philanthropy beat: First-time philanthropist hopes to add lights to football field

When Harvey Feldman read about a truck driver forced to take off nearly a day of work in order to...

Updated: March 18, 2013, - 09:24 PM

March 1: E-pulltab revenue down $15M in forecast for Vikings stadium plan

Budget projections showed electronic pulltabs have been slow to catch on, but Gov. Dayton vowed to solve the funding problem.

Updated: March 16, 2013, - 10:22 PM

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