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
Raymond A. Lamontagne, Chairman
Lewis H. Lapham, President
Sandra April, Vice President
George David, Treasurer
Arthur Yorke Allen, Secretary

Shelley Ambrose, Larry Berger, Stacey Hadash, Carmella R. Kletjian, George Lund, Sandy Gotham Meehan, Donna Perret Rosen, Bill Ryan, Thomas M. Siebel, David R. Stack

 

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 celebrate the launch of each issue of the Quarterly at an exclusive evening in a private home featuring a renowned historian, performer, or thinker. Recent evenings 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 to celebrate our Fall 2017 issue, Music; Philippe Petit, the French high-wire artist featured in the Academy Award–winning film Man on Wire, describing the experience of fear to mark the publication of our Summer 2017 issue, Fear; and classicist and linguist Susan Brind Morrow on unlocking the Pyramid Texts at our launch party for the Spring 2017 issue, Discovery.

 

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
Sallie and Justin Abelow
Arthur Yorke Allen and Mary Stewart Hammond
Shelley Ambrose and Douglas Knight
Hilaria and Alec Baldwin
Anne H. Bass
Larry and Anouk Berger
Brook and Roger Berlind
R. Martin Chavez
James J. “Jimmy” Coleman Jr.
George and Wendy David
Gayatri Devi
Jackie and Nick Drexel
Pia Z. and Malcolm P. Ehrhardt
Barbara Fleischman
Pamela and David B. Ford
Sheree and Jerry Friedman
Barbara and Peter Georgescu
Agnes Gund
Lucy Hamilton
Stacey Hadash and Terry McDonnell
Jasper Johns
Lisa Atkin and Tony Kiser
Carmella R. Kletjian
Monica and Raymond A. Lamontagne
Andrew Lapham
Nicholas and Gardiner Lapham
Ilda and Charles R. Lee
Ellen and John McStay
Sandy Gotham Meehan
Michael Moritz and Harriet Heyman
Thomas Murphy
Lynn Stuart Parramore
Katrina and Ed Perlberg
Elizabeth “Lisette” Prince
Rebecca Rapoport
Ellen and Ken Roman
Donna and Benjamin M. Rosen
Daniel and Joanna Rose
Strawn and Richard Rosenthal
Susan and Frederic Rubinstein
Deb and Bill Ryan
David Sadroff
Jaqui E. Safra
Nathalie and Pablo Salame
Georgia Shreve
Thomas and Stacey Siebel
Sarah and David Stack
Christie and Ron Ulrich
Fay Vincent
Enzo Viscusi
Lisa and David Wolf
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.

 

Tickets for this year’s Decades Ball—focused on the 1960s—are now on sale

 

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

 

To learn more about how you can 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 877-890-3001 or email our Development Department at sandra@laphamsquarterly.org.