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: Blondes vs. Brunettes flag football tackles Alzheimer's

Alisa Bartel was at a national conference on Alzheimer’s disease when she noticed some folks wearing T-shirts saying “Blondes vs....

Updated: October 14, 2013, - 07:48 PM

Women’s philanthropy in Minnesota gets another boost

Pass the hat, because groups like The Power of 100 have plenty to give.

Updated: October 11, 2013, - 11:14 PM

SNAP: Seek out victims of clergy sex abuse

Clergy abuse watchdogs demand more action from archdiocese in handling of sexual abuse cases.

Updated: October 10, 2013, - 02:47 PM

'We Day' revs up Minnesota teens to do good

Minnesota’s most celebrity-packed event of the year is unfolding in St. Paul Tuesday, as 15,000 students descend upon the Xcel Energy Center for a day of inspiration and entertainment.

Updated: October 10, 2013, - 09:14 AM

Oct. 10: Demands grow to see secret priest lists

The pressure is on every diocese in Minnesota to release lists of priests accused of abusing children.

Updated: October 10, 2013, - 05:47 AM

Philanthropy beat: Arts training targets seniors

Minnesota arts educators are well-trained to work with children. Now a nonprofit called ArtSage hopes to build a corps of...

Updated: October 07, 2013, - 08:34 PM

Under fire, archbishop scrambles to respond

Archbishop John Nienstedt kept a relatively low profile on clergy sexual abuse until last week, when allegations of a pornography coverup put local church leadership in the spotlight.

Updated: October 06, 2013, - 08:17 AM

Philanthropy beat: Minnesota has ties to Chita, Siberia, spanning 20 years

Tom Dickinson was touring China in 1988 when he found himself in a train compartment full of Russians. This unlikely...

Updated: September 30, 2013, - 08:45 PM

Philanthropy beat: Books for Africa marks 25th anniversary fighting the "book famine'' in Africa

Twenty-five years ago, Tom Warth walked into a library in Jinja, Uganda, and was shocked to find rows of empty...

Updated: September 23, 2013, - 06:50 PM

Minnesota anti-poverty program stretches its wings to Texas

The Jeremiah Program, which has helped more than a thousand Minnesota mothers and their children lift themselves out of poverty, is expanding and taking its formula to other cities. It opens its doors Thursday in Texas.

Updated: September 18, 2013, - 10:49 PM

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