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


Throughout the year, Janus Society members receive invitations to exclusive events in private homes for cocktails and superlative conversations with renowned historians, performers, and thinkers. Recent evenings have included Susan Brind Morrow discussing unlocking the pyramid texts, Ian Ruskin’s performance as Thomas Paine, William Hogeland examining the legacy of Alexander Hamilton, Anthony Grafton on the history of reading, and Cullen Murphy on the parallels between ancient Rome and the United States. Our next thrilling Janus Society will celebrate the launch of our summer issue, Fear, with Philippe Petit, the French high-wire artist featured in the Academy-award-winning film Man on Wire, who walked between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in 1974.


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 our Development Department at sandra@laphamsquarterly.org or call (212) 590-6875.


The Janus Society

Arthur Yorke Allen and Mary Stewart Hammond

Shelley Ambrose and Douglas Knight

Hilaria and Alec Baldwin

Anne Bass

Larry and Anouk Berger

R. Martin Chavez

James J. "Jimmy" Coleman, Jr. 

George and Wendy David

Jackie and Nick Drexel

Barbara Fleischman

Pamela and David B. Ford

Barbara and Peter Georgescu 

Agnes Gund

Lucy Hamilton

Stacey Hadash and Terry McDonnell

Jasper Johns

Lisa and Tony Kiser

Carmella R. Kletjian 

Monica and Raymond A. Lamontagne

Andrew Lapham

Nicholas and Gardiner Lapham 

Charles R. Lee

Ellen and John McStay

Sandy Gotham Meehan

Michael Moritz and Harriet Heyman

Thomas Murphy 

Lynn Parramore

Ed Perlberg

Lisette Prince

Rebecca Rapoport

Donna and Benjamin M. Rosen

Daniel and Joanna Rose

Deb and Bill Ryan

Jaqui E. Safra

Pablo Salame

Georgia Shreve

Thomas and Stacey Siebel

David Stack

Ron Ulrich

Fay Vincent

Enzo Viscusi

Lisa and David Wolf

Cabell Woodward, Jr. 

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, Sandy Gotham Meehan, Rebecca Rapoport, Donna Rosen, Jaqui E. Safra, Thomas M. Siebel, Lisa Bjornson Wolf


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