Jean Hopfensperger

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

Recent content from Jean Hopfensperger

Greater Twin Cities United Way courts a new generation

The high-stakes overhaul comes as it faces a boom in millennial workers with limited ties to workplace giving, a growing desire by donors to make their own decisions and new competition.

Updated: February 23, 2015, - 02:13 PM

National campaigns protest 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

A Minnesota nonprofit has launched a national campaign to give parents and others tools to protest the “humiliating and manipulative”...

Updated: February 17, 2015, - 05:54 PM

Wilfs jump into Minnesota philanthropy with $5M gift

The donation comes when the Vikings continue to come under fire for the stadium-funding package, but the Wilfs say the timing is nothing special.

Updated: February 12, 2015, - 01:12 PM

Nonprofit beat: Charities debate extending donation deadline

Should the deadline for charity tax deductions be extended to April 15, so tax filers can make last-minute donations?Or would...

Updated: February 03, 2015, - 09:26 PM

Archdiocese shifted assets before filing bankruptcy

Local Catholic Church officials created nonprofit foundations, funds to potentially keep them out of creditors’ reach.

Updated: February 02, 2015, - 01:45 PM

Jan. 16: Archdiocese's bankruptcy freezes lawsuits

Archdiocese declares bankruptcy. Victims’ attorney supports the church’s move, but other victims say filing is a cop-out.

Updated: February 02, 2015, - 01:30 PM

Minnesota church women count words in Bible spoken by women

A local author, lecturer and reverend began scouring the Bible three years ago to do something that apparently had never been done: the cataloging of every word uttered by every woman in the more than 2,000-year-old holy book.

Updated: February 02, 2015, - 05:43 AM

Holocaust child survivors mark 70 years since 'miracle'

Five Jewish children defied the odds, escaped the Nazis and settled here. Their survival was called "an exceptional experience."

Updated: January 29, 2015, - 10:57 AM

Judge orders archdiocese bankruptcy into mediation

Archdiocese, victims’ attorneys say step will aid bankruptcy settlement.

Updated: January 22, 2015, - 10:43 AM

Twin Cities Catholics brace for archdiocese bankruptcy fallout

Twin Cities Catholics going to mass this weekend saw something waiting for them along with the bulletins and hymnals — fliers explaining their church’s bankruptcy.

Updated: January 18, 2015, - 11:30 AM

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