Gifts and Endowment

Soil Judging requires extensive travel to contest host universities, team lodging, and registration fees. Since 1988 the Soil Judging Team has greatly benefited from the W.H. Rankin Soil Judging Team Endowment which partially offsets the expenses needed to compete in regional and national contests.

With ever increasing costs associated with travel for competitions, we would ask you to consider donating to our endowment for current and future use by the NC State Soil Judging Team.

Fundraising efforts for the W.H. Rankin Soil Judging Team Endowment operate under the auspices of The North Carolina Agricultural Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit, tax id 56-6049304. You will receive an official receipt for your donation. 

Please use the below links and follow the directions to provide gifts for the continued success of the NC State Soil Judging Team.
  • For gifts to the W.H. Rankin Soil Judging Team Endowment: Click Here


You may also provide gifts via check, which can be made payable to:

  • NC Agricultural Foundation, with Rankin Endowment in the memo section, and mailed to Campus Box 7645, NC State, Raleigh NC 27695-7645.


We will recognize those who contribute gifts each year on this website for their generous support of the NC State Soil Judging Team! If you have questions, please contact Dr. Matthew Ricker.