The Mark Smith Scholarship Endowment Fund for the Academy of American and International Law

To reduce the number of individuals unable to participate in the Academy because of the lack of financial resources, The Center for American and International has established the Mark Smith Academy Scholarship Endowment Fund.

Named in honor of Mark Smith, who dedicated over two decades of service to leading the Academy, this endowment pays tribute to Mark’s unwavering commitment to fostering inclusivity, intellectual growth, and a supportive environment for every participant. Mark's passion for the Academy and for promoting the rule of law has left an enduring legacy, touching the lives of countless graduates who fondly remember him as a mentor and a friend.

Your donations will allow more individuals to access the transformative opportunities offered by the Academy while strengthening the Academy by ensuring participants have diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.

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Join us in changing lives and advancing justice worldwide through the Mark Smith Academy Scholarship Endowment Fund.

Review our Giving Levels and Benefits to see why you should give today!

North Texas Giving Day

North Texas Giving Day is an annual online giving event designed to empower every person to support the North Texas community and the nonprofits and causes they care about.

NTX Giving Day is a great opportunity to stretch your dollars further, as donations made on that day through the North Texas Giving Day website make participating nonprofits eligible for a wide array of cash and in-kind prizes.

CAIL participates in the Communities Foundation of Texas's annual North Texas Giving Day in the Fall.

Why Give to CAIL through North Texas Giving Day

  • You will join a community of givers supporting your favorite nonprofit, like CAIL.
  • When you give to CAIL via, your donation goes further with bonus funds and prizes.
  • You can give to CAIL or direct your gift to one of our institutes.
  • One click is all it takes to participate in North Texas Giving Day.
  • It provides an opportunity for another tax deduction for you.
Giving is priceless - your donation makes a meaningful difference for CAIL in our quest to improve justice.