Jean Hopfensperger

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

Recent content from Jean Hopfensperger

Video lessons hit right note in rural Minnesota schools

MacPhail’s live, online program connects pros with outstate students.

Updated: November 28, 2013, - 07:49 PM

Philanthropy beat: Grants to media hit $2 billion

Foundations awarded nearly $2 billion in grants to the media from 2009 to 2011, part of a growing trend of...

Updated: November 25, 2013, - 05:16 PM

Archdiocese may just be at start of its sexual abuse scandal

The Twin Cities archdiocese arrived later than others to the issue, but scrutiny here mirrors national cases. The Catholic Church has spent an estimated $2 billion to $3 billion settling abuse lawsuits, and nine Catholic dioceses have filed for bankruptcy protection since 2004.

Updated: November 24, 2013, - 06:18 AM

Philanthropy beat: Russian Soul carves niche among Minnesota nonprofits

The house in northeast Minneapolis doesn’t look much different from its neighbors, but the sign in the window announces it’s home to “Russian Soul.”

Updated: November 19, 2013, - 05:25 AM

Minnesotans donated record $17.1M on Give to Max Day

Minnesota’s annual day of charitable giving raked in $9 million before technical difficulties shut down the website for more than...

Updated: November 15, 2013, - 08:06 PM

Give to the Max Day challenged by website glitches

Minnesota’s fifth annual Give to the Max Day became a victim of its own success Thursday, raking in record-setting donations before noon — and then getting smacked with technical difficulties that put up a roadblock to giving.

Updated: November 14, 2013, - 11:22 PM

Minnesota nonprofits revved up for Give to the Max Day

Minnesota charities and schools are pulling out all the stops for the fifth annual online donation frenzy today.

Updated: November 14, 2013, - 12:40 PM

St. Paul-Minneapolis Archdiocese to name abusing priests

The Archdiocese will name priests who are known to have abused minors. Attorney calls move “public relations, not public safety.”

Updated: November 12, 2013, - 10:28 AM

Priest facing abuse lawsuit has 10 victims, attorney says

A Catholic priest who was sued more than a decade ago for alleged sexual abuse of a child was sued again Thursday on behalf of another victim for abuse that allegedly took place after the priest was moved to an Edina parish in the mid-1970s.

Updated: November 08, 2013, - 11:39 AM

Twin Cities knitters mend social fabric with hats for the homeless

Barb Melom never intended to start a knitting movement. But five years ago, when she asked her mother-in-law what she...

Updated: November 06, 2013, - 09:46 PM

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