Jean Hopfensperger

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

Recent content from Jean Hopfensperger

Obituary: Andy Boss St. Paul banker, community leader

Andy Boss has been compared to banker George Bailey in the Christmas classic, “It’s a Wonderful Life.”The former owner of...

Updated: March 17, 2014, - 07:38 PM

Philanthropy beat: Record $33 billion raised for colleges

Charitable donations to U.S. colleges and universities hit a record high of $33.8 billion in fiscal year 2013, thanks largely...

Updated: March 17, 2014, - 06:56 PM

Philanthropy beat: Cancer Society is ranked top fundraiser

Thousands of Minnesotans walk, run and bike for a cause each year, soliciting donations from friends and family for their...

Updated: March 11, 2014, - 06:22 PM

Nobel Peace Prize Forum at Augsburg brings laureates, high-tech

From Japan to Liberia, a new global audience is expected to “attend” the Twin Cities forum this weekend.

Updated: March 06, 2014, - 09:32 PM

Archbishop must testify in clergy abuse lawsuit, court rules

The action came in response to a lawsuit filed by an alleged victim of former priest Tom Adamson. Archbishop John Nienstedt is slated to testify on April 2.

Updated: March 05, 2014, - 08:47 PM

Philanthropy beat: Good Samaritan brings $16,000 for Salvation Army heat program

When Bill Kocke saw a man take a bloody fall on a staircase in downtown Minneapolis in November, he yelled...

Updated: March 03, 2014, - 08:38 PM

Dalai Lama celebrates Tibetan New Year in Twin Cities

About 3,000 Tibetan-Americans from across the country packed an auditorium at Augsburg College where the Dalai Lama participated in a historic celebration.

Updated: March 03, 2014, - 06:17 AM

A cold night's sleep creates $2 million haul for Wayzata charity

This year’s blistering winter is no match for hundreds of fearless Minnesotans who — by sleeping outside for one night...

Updated: February 25, 2014, - 01:16 AM

Abusive priest gets disability, support from archdiocese

Star Tribune exclusive: Archdiocese gave pedophile salary, disability benefits, expenses and consulting work.

Updated: February 23, 2014, - 08:16 PM

Abuse victim’s father speaks out

Jeff Herrity’s son was sexually abused by the Rev. Gil Gustafson

Updated: February 22, 2014, - 10:08 PM

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