Outreach

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
Bill Ryan, Chairman
Lewis H. Lapham, President
David R. Stack, Secretary
Shelley Ambrose, Larry Berger, Raymond A. Lamontagne, Lisa Lloyd, George Lund, Sandy Gotham Meehan, Thomas M. Siebel In Memoriam Arthur Yorke Allen

 

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

Lapham’s Quarterly gratefully acknowledges and sincerely thanks our principal supporters, who, with their generous annual gifts of $10,000 or more, help further our mission of fostering an appreciation of history in readers of every age and stripe.

 

Mary Stewart Hammond and Arthur Yorke Allen
The Hilaria and Alec Baldwin Foundation
Anne H. Bass
Anouk and Larry Berger
Bloomberg Philanthropies
Carnegie Corporation of New York
R. Martin Chavez
Citi
James J. “Jimmy” Coleman Jr.
Wendy and George David
Gayatri Devi
William H. Donner Foundation
Jackie and Nick Drexel
The Dyson Foundation
Encyclopædia Britannica
Barbara Fleischman
Pamela and David B. Ford
Goldman Sachs Gives
The William and Mary Greve Foundation
Agnes Gund
Lucy Hamilton
Carla and Tony Hendra
Jasper Johns
Lisa Atkin and Tony Kiser
Carmella R. Kletjian
Shelley Ambrose and Douglas Knight
Monica and Raymond L. Lamontagne
Andrew Lapham
Kristen and George Lund
Win McCormack
Stacey Hadash and Terry McDonell
Ellen and John McStay
Sandy Gotham Meehan
Harriet Heyman and Michael Moritz
Newman’s Own Foundation
Katrina and Edward Perlberg
Elizabeth “Lisette” Prince and the EJMP Fund for Philanthropy
Joanna S. and Daniel Rose
Donna and Benjamin M. Rosen
Deborah and Bill Ryan
Jaqui E. Safra
Pablo Salame
The Thomas and Stacey Siebel Foundation
The Walbridge Fund
Lisa and David Wolf

Janus Society

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

 

Janus Society membership offers special benefits, including invitations to exclusive evenings in private homes featuring renowned historians, performers, and thinkers. Recent events have included a performance and talk by celebrated Tony and Drama Critics’ Circle Award–winning musical theater composer, arranger, pianist, and conductor Jeanine Tesori at the Leonard Bernstein Family Apartment; a talk and performance by Philippe Petit, the French high-wire artist featured in the Academy Award–winning documentary Man on Wire, to celebrate the publication of the magazine’s issue Fear; and a party hosted by Agnes Gund to mark the publication of the magazine’s tenth-anniversary issue.

 

In addition, members receive a complimentary subscription to Lapham’s Quarterly plus ten additional complimentary subscriptions to give to friends and family.

 

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

 

Lapham’s Quarterly
116 East 16th Street, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10003

 

If you have any questions, please contact Susan Kenny at susan@laphamsquarterly.org or call (212) 590-6875.

 

The Janus Society
Sallie and Justin Abelow
Acquavella Galleries
Mary Stewart Hammond Allen
Shelley Ambrose and Douglas Knight
Lisa Atkin and Tony Kiser
Hilaria and Alec Baldwin
Anouk and Larry Berger
Brook and Roger Berlind
R. Martin Chavez
Jonathan Cohen
Alexandra Cushing and Philip K. Howard
Wendy and George David
Gayatri Devi
Jackie and Nick Drexel
Pia Z. and Malcolm P. Ehrhardt
Edward Jay Epstein
Barbara Fleischman
Sheree and Jerry Friedman
Barbara and Peter Georgescu
Ferdinand Groos
Agnes Gund
Lucy Hamilton
Stacey Hadash and Terry McDonnell
Gabriela and Austin Hearst
Harriet Heyman and Michael Moritz
Jasper Johns
Roger Jordan
Carmella R. Kletjian
Monica and Raymond A. Lamontagne
Andrew Lapham
Gardiner and Nicholas Lapham
Ilda and Charles R. Lee
Lisa and Christopher Lloyd
George Lund
Ellen and John McStay
Sandy Gotham Meehan
Thomas Murphy
Lynn Stuart Parramore
Katrina and Ed Perlberg
Elizabeth “Lisette” Prince
Ellen and Ken Roman
Donna and Benjamin M. Rosen
Joanna and Daniel Rose
Strawn and Richard Rosenthal
Susan and Frederic Rubinstein
Deb and Bill Ryan
David Sadroff
Jaqui E. Safra
Nathalie and Pablo Salame
Georgia Shreve
Stacey and Thomas Siebel
Sarah and David R. Stack
B. Alexandra Szerlip
Christie and Ron Ulrich
Fay Vincent
Enzo Viscusi
Lisa and David Wolf

 

In Memoriam
Arthur Yorke Allen
Anne H. Bass
David B. Ford
James J. “Jimmy” Coleman Jr.
M. Cabell Woodward Jr.

The Decades Ball is the annual gala event presented by Lapham’s Quarterly, bringing together friends and readers of the magazine, emerging and established writers, and devoted patrons. Guests are treated to readings and songs from the decade, a menu featuring period food and drink, and rousing company the New York Times compared to “dedicated revelers at a Gatsby party.” This “stirring night” (Wall Street Journal) has in the past featured performances by F. Murray Abraham, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Tom Hanks, Kevin Kline, Christopher Lloyd, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Mary-Louise Parker.

 

All proceeds from the Decades Ball support the American Agora Foundation, helping make possible the publication of Lapham’s Quarterly.

 

To make an online donation to support the American Agora Foundation, click here.

 

If you prefer to learn more about the American Agora Foundation over the phone or by email, please call 212-590-6874 or email our Development Department at giving@laphamsquarterly.org.