Jean Hopfensperger

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

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Flood of video pulltabs expected to fund stadium, benefit charities

The games are projected to fund about $350 million of the $975 million Vikings stadium, but they could also invigorate about 1,200 charities.

Updated: September 19, 2012, - 06:13 AM

Philanthropy beat: One-man support for tumor patients

Greg Cantwell arrived in Minneapolis on Oct. 28, 2004, expecting to start a job in the airline industry. But that night in his hotel room, he suffered a grand mal seizure and later a diagnosis that would take him on a very different journey.

Updated: September 17, 2012, - 05:53 PM

TPT's drive to remodel St. Paul HQ gets a big boost

The good news kept coming for downtown as Public Television announced it's well on its way to the funding needed for the project.

Updated: September 14, 2012, - 09:30 PM

Knack for people turns into a calling that helps hundreds

Gino Nelson is a man who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to help some of Minnesota's most vulnerable citizens -- earning him a $10,000 nod of appreciation from the McKnight Foundation

Updated: September 13, 2012, - 05:58 AM

Obituary: Terry Hart was a leader in Twin Cities children's care

Terry Hart's medical career spanned nearly a half century, taking him from the Wayzata Children's Clinic, which he co-founded in 1971, to top management positions at Children's Hospitals and Clinics and the Indian Health Board of Minneapolis.

Updated: September 10, 2012, - 08:37 PM

Philanthropy beat: Funding for arts groups rebounds

Minnesota grant makers donated $129 million to theaters, orchestras and other arts organizations in 2010 -- the highest amount since 2005.

Updated: September 10, 2012, - 08:08 PM

Next level of fundraising: 22 floors down

Shoppers in downtown St. Paul saw something odd near the skies Friday.

Updated: September 08, 2012, - 09:59 AM

Electronic pulltabs may soon be in Minnesota's game

Electronic pulltabs, the white knight of Vikings stadium funding, could be installed in bars and restaurants as soon as Sept. 18.

Updated: September 06, 2012, - 11:09 PM

U's centenarian donor offers aid - and spry humor

Bernie Queneau drives from Pittsburgh to Minneapolis every year to present his family scholarships to University of Minnesota students. At 100 years old, he may well be Minnesota's oldest living scholarship donor.

Updated: September 04, 2012, - 10:11 PM

Philanthropy beat: Lutheran Social Service puts 'giddyup' in meal delivery

Call it four-legged philanthropy.

Updated: September 03, 2012, - 06:32 PM

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