Jean Hopfensperger

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

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Philanthropy beat: Hotel donates instead of liquidates

When the Millennium Hotel in downtown Minneapolis closed its doors for a major renovation last week, it did something new for the upscale hotel chain.

Updated: December 17, 2012, - 07:21 PM

Salvation Army is recruiting young volunteers like never before

The Salvation Army is recruiting young volunteers like never before as it works to reshape its public image.

Updated: December 12, 2012, - 05:32 AM

Philanthropy beat: Giving by wealthy down 7% from '09

Ninety-five percent of America's wealthiest households donated to at least one charity last year, with donations averaging $53,000.

Updated: December 10, 2012, - 07:07 PM

Solving 'fiscal cliff' puts charity writeoffs at risk

Alarmed Minnesota nonprofit leaders are in Washington this week, lobbying to preserve the deduction that supports one of the most vibrant nonprofit sectors in the nation.

Updated: December 05, 2012, - 05:24 AM

Giving Tuesday aims to launch a holiday tradition

Its organizers say they want to create a season of giving of all types.

Updated: November 28, 2012, - 12:25 PM

Philanthropy beat: Teens pitch in because friends do

What's the biggest motivator for teens and young adults to volunteer?

Updated: November 26, 2012, - 09:09 PM

Thanksgiving dinner is served on Angels' wings across state

Volunteers power Unseen Angels as it cooks and delivers free Thanksgiving meals to thousands in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Updated: November 21, 2012, - 06:19 AM

Philanthropy beat: 25 years, $20,000 and two wheels

Nearly 25 years after Stephen Mackintosh moved to Texas, his friends in Minneapolis held an offbeat fundraiser for him -- a testament to the power of lifelong friendships.

Updated: November 19, 2012, - 07:44 PM

In 24 hours, Minnesotans gave $16.3 million

The final numbers are in: Minnesotans donated $16.3 million to charities Thursday, blasting past the donation tallies from the roughly 30 other cities and states that sponsor 24-hour giving sprees.

Updated: November 16, 2012, - 09:32 PM

Minnesota nonprofits rack up $15 million during Give to the Max Day

Thousands of Minnesotans came out in droves Thursday to support their favorite charities, churches and schools.

Updated: November 16, 2012, - 01:31 PM

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