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
Nicholas Acquavella, Shelley Ambrose, Melissa Ballate, Larry Berger, Andrew M. Davenport, Ben Jealous, Raymond A. Lamontagne, Lisa Lloyd, George Lund, Thomas M. Siebel, Simon Winchester In Memoriam Arthur Yorke Allen

 

The American Agora Foundation, Inc.
27 Union Square West, Suite 302
New York, NY 10003

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

 

Acquavella Galleries
Mary Stewart Hammond Allen
Alumbra Innovations Foundation
The Hilaria and Alec Baldwin Foundation
The Anne Hendricks Bass Foundation
Anouk and Larry Berger
Carnegie Corporation of New York
R. Martin Chavez
Chengzhong Culture & Education Focus Foundation, Inc.
Dara and Jonathan Cohen
Crankstart Foundation
Wendy and George David
The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation
Dionis Fund of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation
Jackie and Nick Drexel
The Dyson Foundation
Barbara Fleischman
Francis M. Flynn
The William and Mary Greve Foundation
Ferdinand Groos
Agnes Gund
The Marc Haas Foundation, Inc.
Lucy Hamilton
Gabriela and Austin Hearst
The Hendra Family
Alexandra Cushing and Philip K. Howard
Jasper Johns
Lisa Atkin and Tony Kiser
Carmella R. Kletjian
Shelley Ambrose and Douglas Knight
Monica and Raymond A. Lamontagne
Caroline Mulroney and Andrew Lapham
The Nicholas & Gardiner Lapham Family Fund at the Chicago Community Foundation
Lisa and Christopher Lloyd
Kristen and George Lund
Win McCormack
Stacey Hadash and Terry McDonell
Diahn W. and Tom J. McGrath
Ellen and John McStay
Harriet Heyman and Michael Moritz
Alan Patricof
Katrina Vanderlip and Edward Perlberg
The Pinkerton Foundation
Elizabeth “Lisette” Prince
Daniel Rose
Donna and Benjamin M. Rosen
Strawn and Richard Rosenthal
May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc.
Deborah and Bill Ryan
Jaqui E. Safra
Pablo Salame
Francesco Scattone
Gautam Shine
The Thomas and Stacey Siebel Foundation
Dr. Robert C. and Tina Sohn Foundation
Sarah and David R. Stack
Christie and Ron Ulrich
Fay Vincent
Dr. Samuel Waksal
Simon and Setsuko Winchester
Scott Wood-Prince

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
27 Union Square West, Suite 302
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
Andrew W. Davenport
Wendy and George David
Gayatri Devi
Jackie and Nick Drexel
Sue Edwards and Mark Medish
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 McDonell
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 Vanderlip and Ed Perlberg
Elizabeth “Lisette” Prince
Ellen and Ken Roman
Donna and Benjamin M. Rosen
Daniel Rose
Strawn and Richard Rosenthal
Susan and Frederic Rubinstein
Deb and Bill Ryan
David Sadroff
Jaqui E. Safra
Pablo Salame
Georgia Shreve
Stacey and Thomas Siebel
Sarah and David R. Stack
B. Alexandra Szerlip
Christie and Ron Ulrich
Fay Vincent
Enzo Viscusi
Simon Winchester
Lisa and David Wolf

 

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

Our ninth Decades Ball was held Monday, April 4, 2022. Hilary Mantel was honored at the event with the Lapham’s Quarterly Janus Prize, given to distinguished historians, writers, and thinkers who make significant contributions to our understanding of history.

 

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 performances of timeless readings and songs, a menu inspired by sumptuous feasts throughout history, 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 learn more about the event, please call 212-590-6875 or email our Development Department at events@laphamsquarterly.org.