Jean Hopfensperger

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

Recent content from Jean Hopfensperger

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

Philanthropy beat: Women continue to lag behind in nonprofit CEO salaries, new report shows.

Salaries for nonprofit leaders across the country are barely inching forward, growing by 2 percent in 2011, according to the...

Updated: September 16, 2013, - 09:05 PM

Doing good has its rewards – Teens' 'We Day' rally is one of them

In Waconia, the girls’ high school volleyball team is raising $10,000 to build a well and school in Haiti, as...

Updated: September 12, 2013, - 07:00 AM

Philanthropy beat: Minnesota nonprofit to help farmers in Senegal

The inventors and engineers at Compatible Technology International have been developing tools to help African farmers process grain for years....

Updated: September 09, 2013, - 07:10 PM

Duluth's Aerial Lift Bridge will turn teal, spotlighting ovarian cancer awareness

When Kristine Greer decided to call attention to ovarian cancer in her hometown of Duluth, she looked to the sky.Folks...

Updated: September 02, 2013, - 07:23 PM

Philanthropy beat: Hennepin Fix-It Clinics need volunteers

If you can troubleshoot repairs for broken household items such as lamps or computers or even curling irons, the Hennepin...

Updated: August 26, 2013, - 10:15 PM

Obituary: Iranian lawyer Mehdi Eftekhari was eyewitness to history

Mehdi Eftekhari was among the nearly lost generation of professionals who built modern-day Iran, providing counsel for the nation’s first...

Updated: August 22, 2013, - 08:50 PM

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