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Papa John’s Founder Gives $1M to Historically Black College

Nicole Rojas
Sep 9, 2019 - 6:00
Papa John’s Founder Gives $1M to Historically Black College

Ousted Papa John’s founder John Schnatter is donating $1 million to Simmons College of Kentucky, the only private historically Black college or university in the state.

Simmons College of Kentucky’s president, Dr. Kevin Cosby, announced the donation during a press event on September 4. The donation comes just over a year after the pizza chain’s former CEO and chairman was outed for using a racial slur during a conference call. “John is making and will continue to make an important difference,” Cosby said in a statement to the -->

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One Reply to “Papa John’s Founder Gives $1M to Historically Black College”

  1. Some 60 years ago, I graduated from a Methodist college, founded by a black denomination , CME, (C for Colored until 1954, now for Christian) that educated more Baptist than CME’s! I knew Dr Joseph Jackson, president of the NBC for 49 years. My maternal family were members and pastors in the AME and Baptist. Simmons College is probably smaller than Berea. That board chair should have challenged all of the Baptist members in all the various conventions, including Full Gospel to match that million dollar gift 10 to 1 or even $100 to one. The schools endowment could be increased! I have the first $100 and it is in honor of my first music inspirer and my late brother’ teacher in the 1940’s Miss Lucy Campbell who became Mrs. in the 1960’s! Hurry up! My CME alma mater is call for my 60 years’ contribution!,(s)

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