Jean Hopfensperger

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

Recent content from Jean Hopfensperger

Philanthropy beat: Minneapolis launches bid to close achievement gap

If you haven’t already heard of the wide achievement gap between white and minority students in Minnesota schools, you will...

Updated: March 04, 2013, - 06:32 PM

Electronic pulltabs for new Vikings stadium are coming up short

Gross revenues for electronic pulltabs and bingo are $7.5 million — nowhere near the $35 million projected last May.

Updated: February 28, 2013, - 05:29 PM

Electronic bingo games to help fund Vikings stadium delayed at least a month

First e-bingo game has not been certified as meeting state standards.

Updated: February 19, 2013, - 07:34 PM

Philanthropy beat: Nonprofits often ill-prepared to fund group and make it grow, new report finds

Most nonprofits pin their hopes for fundraising on one position — the development director. But a new survey shows that...

Updated: February 18, 2013, - 08:07 PM

Paper pulltabs prove a tough bet to beat in Minnesota

Sales of electronic pulltabs are slow to catch on, but sales of paper tabs hit $920 million last year.

Updated: February 18, 2013, - 06:51 AM

Philanthropy beat: Doing good is good for love life

What qualities, if any, do you think make someone sexy?

Updated: February 11, 2013, - 06:26 PM

We (Day) can change the world

A new model for encouraging student volunteerism launched in Minnesota, with plenty of celebrity support on hand.

Updated: February 06, 2013, - 11:33 PM

Philanthropy beat: Duluth to host 9,000 angels

Duluth will get a taste of heaven Saturday, when more than 9,000 people are expected to lie on their backs -- simultaneously -- and make the world's biggest display of snow angels.

Updated: February 04, 2013, - 07:45 PM

Divergent forces mobilize for immigration reforms

The possibility of major changes in immigration policies excites - and exasperates - Minnesotans from many walks of life.

Updated: January 30, 2013, - 09:48 PM

Little libraries traveling to Africa

The tiny libraries perched in front of houses throughout the Twin Cities are taking a 6,000-mile journey to Africa this year.

Updated: January 28, 2013, - 05:43 PM

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