It did reject a receipt for Neiman Marcus candy for the athletics office.
But in the stacks there is a Costco receipt for champagne sent to newspaper publisher Dennis Francis to congratulate him for the merger with the Honolulu Advertiser.
It was initially rejected, but when it was resubmitted, the justification was modified to say it was to encourage relations with the state's only daily paper and it was approved.
Donovan maintains the newspaper is a major corporate sponsor.
Under tenure, he says his efforts increased planned giving from $4 million to $11 million.
Was Donovan's spending out of line? Should there be more Foundation oversight?
Kato’s take on it? "The administrator needs to be careful in how you spend the money, whether it's public money or private money, It is still somebody else’s money,” said Kato.
And, getting back to that rock garden: the Home Depot receipts call for four pagodas and glue to anchor them securely.
But the pagodas are nowhere to be found.
Not a big ticket deal, but certainly something that begs for more scrutiny.