Jean Hopfensperger

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

Recent content from Jean Hopfensperger

March 19: Archdiocese must make priest abuse files public, judge rules

Judge tells the Twin Cities archdiocese to release all info about those credibly accused of sex abuse from 1970 to 1985.

Updated: March 19, 2014, - 05:22 AM

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

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