Does the commercial use (charging for KU game parking) of the Catholic Campus Center's new parking garage have any bearing on its tax status?
The St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center has exempt status for religious purposes. The $5 it collects for parking during games has no bearing on the center's tax status, interim director Mike Scherschligt said. He said the money collected is a donation, not a fee, and it's organized similar to area residents collecting money for cars to park on their lawns. Scherschligt said the funds collected are spent on students for things such as programming and Sunday suppers.