Connie and Steve Ballmer's donation will help endow scholarships, hire five researchers to study obesity and pay for a marketing campaign to promote the University of Oregon's academics.
Marysville Golf Course and an adjacent parcel were put up for sale for $4.25 million.
Oregon State University has grown 48% in seven years, compared to 19% at the University of Oregon in Eugene.
Delford M. Smith first launched Evergreen Helicopter in 1960.
John L Scott Real Estate Eugene and Prudential Real Estate Professionals will combine and become the fourth-largest real estate brokerage in Lane County.