About Papa John's

Papa John's Non-Profit Charity Involvement

Papa John's and Junior Achievement Join Forces to Deliver "Business of Life" Lessons to Nation's Students

Papa John's International and JA Worldwide have formed a national partnership that will help local JA Offices deliver work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy to U.S. students.

In addition, participating Papa John's franchise and corporate-owned restaurants may conduct "job shadow" events at which JA students can experience first-hand what it is like to own and run a Papa John's restaurant and Papa John's employees are encouraged to volunteer to teach JA classes at schools in their communities. JA Offices can also expand the partnership to include recruiting Papa John's franchisees and local market team leadership to serve on their board of directors.

JA Worldwide is the world's largest organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. Through a dedicated volunteer network, JA Worldwide provides in-school and after-school programs for students K-12. Today, nearly 120 individual area operations reach more than 4.2 million students in the United States, with an additional 10 million students served by operations in 121 other countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.ja.org.

Helping Ordinary Kids Become Extraordinary Adults

Papa John's International is a proud supporter of the Boy Scouts of America. Serving more than 36,000 youth and adults in 64 counties in Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois and Tennessee, the Lincoln Heritage Council, Boy Scouts of America, works to foster the character development, worldwide citizenship and the moral, mental and physical fitness of young people. Our involvement further supports our mission to provide a "slice of education" to our young people.

In 2008, at their Good Scout Award Dinner, the Boy Scouts honored John and Annette Schnatter for their contribution to the Boy Scouts and the Louisville community. The event generated more than $255,000. These funds have a positive impact to the KIDS Place, the Louisville Zoo, 21st Century Parks and the Boy Scouts of America.

Training for adult leaders, Scouting for Food, Urban Scouting, Good Turn Project, camping programs and the annual Scout-O-Rama on the infield of Churchill Downs are but a few of the activities and services provided to the local youth that will benefit from the funds raised. Scouting continues to be a values-driven program that makes a difference in the lives of young people.

Making Wishes Come True for Children Across the U.S

In 2010, rather than give holiday gifts to franchisees and business partners, the leadership of Papa John’s determined to make a significant donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation to help make dreams come true for children across our great nation.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation was founded in 1980 after a little boy named Chris Greicius realized his heartfelt wish to become a police officer. Since its humble beginnings, the organization has blossomed into a worldwide phenomenon, reaching more than 250,000 children around the world. Although it has become one of the world's most well-known charities, the Make-A-Wish Foundation has maintained the grassroots fulfillment of its mission.

A network of nearly 25,000 volunteers enables the Make-A-Wish Foundation to serve children with life-threatening medical conditions. Volunteers serve as wish granters, fundraisers, special events assistants and in numerous other capacities. As the Foundation continues to mature, its mission will remain steadfast. Wish children of the past, present and future will have an opportunity to share the power of a wish®. For more information, visit www.makeawish.org.