A gift of $5,000 to the American Agora Foundation brings with it membership in the Janus Society, a community of the supporters and friends of Lapham’s Quarterly.


In addition to receiving a complimentary subscription to Lapham’s Quarterly, members also receive an additional ten complimentary subscriptions to gift to friends and family. Twice a year, Janus Society members are invited to an exclusive evening of superlative food, drink, and conversation. At an elegant venue, members convene for cocktails and a sit-down dinner to engage in conversation with renowned historians, performers, and thinkers. Recent conversations have included Anthony Grafton on the history of reading and Cullen Murphy on the parallels between Ancient Rome and the United States. 


Join the Janus Society online or by mail. Please make your check payable to the American Agora Foundation and send to:


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The Janus Society

Anne H. Bass

R. Martin Chavez

Leslie B. Daniels

Jackie and Nick Drexel

Barbara Fleischman

Gail Harper and Francis Maxwell Flynn

Agnes Gund

Lucy Hamilton

Tony and Carla Hendra

Nicholas and Gardiner Lapham

Andrew Lapham

Michael Maglaras

Michael Moritz and Harriet Heyman

Thomas S. Murphy

Lynn Parramore

Edward Perlberg

Lisette Prince

Donna and Benjamin M. Rosen

Pablo Salame

Georgia Shreve

John V. Tunney

Ron Ulrich

Francis T. Vincent Jr.

Enzo Viscusi 

Lapham’s Quarterly is a project of the American Agora Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to fostering an appreciation of, and acquaintance with, the uses and value of history.


The American Agora Foundation
Raymond A. Lamontagne, Chairman
Lewis H. Lapham, President
Sandra April, Vice President
Arthur Yorke Allen, Secretary

Shelley Ambrose, Larry Berger, George David, David Ford, Carmella R. Kletjian, George Lund, Barnaby Marsh, Win McCormack, Sandy Gotham Meehan, Rebecca Rapoport, Jaqui E. Safra, Thomas M. Siebel, Lisa Bjornson Wolf


American Agora Foundation
116 East 16th Street, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10003