Jean Hopfensperger

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

Recent content from Jean Hopfensperger

Philanthropy beat: Minnesota charity tax break is under scrutiny

The charitable tax deduction used by 173,000 Minnesotans who don’t itemize their income tax returns would end under a House...

Updated: May 06, 2013, - 10:16 PM

Philanthropy beat: Male mentors wanted for kids

It’s the latest documented gender gap in Minnesota, but one that could be readily fixed.Two of every three Minnesotans who...

Updated: April 29, 2013, - 07:01 PM

Minnesota bets on e-bingo to fund Vikings stadium

Starting this week, Minnesota will be the first state to launch statewide electronic bingo systems allowing players at dozens of locations to compete for some serious jackpots.

Updated: April 27, 2013, - 11:00 PM

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

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