Papa John’s Founder Gives $1M to Historically Black College John Schnatter, the founder of Papa John’s has donated $1 million to Simmons College of Kentucky. Kentucky’s only private historically black college. If you recall, Schnatter stepped down as CEO of the pizza chain, after blaming disappointing sales on the NFL protest and using the N-word during a company conference call. Schnatter announced the donation while at Simmons College on Wednesday. However, he left without speaking with reporters. Rev. Kevin Cosby the college’s president and Mark Lynn the college’s board of trustees chairman stated that people should focus on Schnatter’s actions and not his words. What are your thoughts on the donation?