Jean Hopfensperger

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

Recent content from Jean Hopfensperger

Foundation survey: Minnesotans donated $5.7 billion in 2012

Donations from within state totaled $5.7 billion in 2012.

Updated: December 03, 2014, - 09:54 PM

Bush Foundation awards 2014 Community Innovation prizes

Breaking Free, a St. Paul nonprofit that helps young women escape prostitution, is among four Minnesota winners of the Bush...

Updated: December 01, 2014, - 09:51 PM

Minnesota churches go gluten-free for communion

The communion host, the centerpiece of Christian religious services, is undergoing a 21st-century transformation to match growing food sensitivities.

Updated: November 29, 2014, - 10:37 PM

Archdiocese's parishes seek shelter from abuse claims

Pastors in the Twin Cities are organizing, hiring an attorney to protect against lawsuits.

Updated: November 22, 2014, - 06:23 PM

Priest accused of child sex abuse extradited from India

The Rev. Joseph Jeyapaul faces years-old sex abuse charges from his time in the Crookston Diocese.

Updated: November 18, 2014, - 05:28 AM

Animal rescues, schools, social services are top winners in Give to the Max Day

They top the list of favorites as Minnesotans pony up $18.3 million for 5,544 nonprofits.

Updated: November 15, 2014, - 06:41 AM

Minnesotans dig deeper than ever on Give to the Max Day

The one-day charity marathon brought in more than $18 million.

Updated: November 14, 2014, - 12:18 AM

St. Paul-Minneapolis Archdiocese to lay off staff, cut budget

The $5 milllion in cuts to the chancery's operating budget is linked to abuse cases and other spending.

Updated: November 13, 2014, - 08:55 AM

18,000 student volunteers head to the X for We Day Minnesota

High school students who have participated in volunteer projects in the past year join forces for the second annual We Day celebration Wednesday.

Updated: November 12, 2014, - 08:47 PM

Twin Cities Catholics criticize annulment process

The chances of getting an annulment from the Twin Cities archdiocese are among the lowest in the nation, and the waits are among the highest, according to a review of the Canon Law Society of America’s 2012 annual report, the most recent available.

Updated: November 11, 2014, - 09:10 AM

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