We are thrilled to announce the first Center of the American West Fool for a Day Award. This award was created to celebrate those individuals whose temperaments support the central conviction of the Center of the American West: a dose of good humor is essential to constructive public discussion, and not coincidentally, to public health.

In addition to serving as the Cartoon editor of The New Yorker, Mr. Mankoff is the author of How about Never – – Is Never good for you?: My life in Cartoons and is the editor of The Complete Cartoons of the New Yorker. Please mark your calendars for what will surely be an entertaining evening.

This Award was made possible by the generosity of Bill and Jane Reynolds.