Jean Hopfensperger

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

Recent content from Jean Hopfensperger

Women’s philanthropy in Minnesota gets another boost

Pass the hat, because groups like The Power of 100 have plenty to give.

Updated: October 11, 2013, - 11:14 PM

SNAP: Seek out victims of clergy sex abuse

Clergy abuse watchdogs demand more action from archdiocese in handling of sexual abuse cases.

Updated: October 10, 2013, - 02:47 PM

'We Day' revs up Minnesota teens to do good

Minnesota’s most celebrity-packed event of the year is unfolding in St. Paul Tuesday, as 15,000 students descend upon the Xcel Energy Center for a day of inspiration and entertainment.

Updated: October 10, 2013, - 09:14 AM

Oct. 10: Demands grow to see secret priest lists

The pressure is on every diocese in Minnesota to release lists of priests accused of abusing children.

Updated: October 10, 2013, - 05:47 AM

Philanthropy beat: Arts training targets seniors

Minnesota arts educators are well-trained to work with children. Now a nonprofit called ArtSage hopes to build a corps of...

Updated: October 07, 2013, - 08:34 PM

Under fire, archbishop scrambles to respond

Archbishop John Nienstedt kept a relatively low profile on clergy sexual abuse until last week, when allegations of a pornography coverup put local church leadership in the spotlight.

Updated: October 06, 2013, - 08:17 AM

Philanthropy beat: Minnesota has ties to Chita, Siberia, spanning 20 years

Tom Dickinson was touring China in 1988 when he found himself in a train compartment full of Russians. This unlikely...

Updated: September 30, 2013, - 08:45 PM

Philanthropy beat: Books for Africa marks 25th anniversary fighting the "book famine'' in Africa

Twenty-five years ago, Tom Warth walked into a library in Jinja, Uganda, and was shocked to find rows of empty...

Updated: September 23, 2013, - 06:50 PM

Minnesota anti-poverty program stretches its wings to Texas

The Jeremiah Program, which has helped more than a thousand Minnesota mothers and their children lift themselves out of poverty, is expanding and taking its formula to other cities. It opens its doors Thursday in Texas.

Updated: September 18, 2013, - 10:49 PM

Sept. 18: E-pulltab haul for Vikings stadium is zero

Minnesotans plunked down $15 million over the past year to play the electronic games, but not a dime was raised for the glassy new Vikings football stadium.

Updated: September 18, 2013, - 02:12 PM

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