Supporting the Agora Institute

If you believe that a flourishing society depends upon the virtuous habits and dispositions of its citizens, then please consider supporting the Agora Institute. By investing in Agora's research and programs, you will be a part of a tight-knit community of scholars and supporters and will join with us in the good work of cultivating a free and virtuous society.

The Agora Institute is a qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and contributions to the Agora Institute are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.


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The Agora Institute has helped me in my (pre)professional career by teaching me to always step back and think about how what I am learning/doing fits into the broader framework of society. So many of my colleagues have a micro focus. They never step back to gain perspective. The training I received in the Agora Institute always encouraged and even demanded that I situate everything in a broader framework. I have found this exceptionally helpful not only for managing stress levels, but more importantly for giving me a background against which to understand things. 

Nathan Farris, Agora Fellow, Class of 2013

Being an Agora Fellow was an invaluable experience, especially with respect to transitioning into post-undergraduate life. Of course, the ideas I was exposed to through the Agora Institute are a key part of thinking about and planning for my future as an adult member of my community. But additionally, and perhaps more importantly, having been connected as a Fellow to a group of people who exemplify responsible citizenship, I can now more effectively try to emulate that powerful dedication to community improvement as I make my way as a college graduate. 

Rebecca Burkholder, Agora Fellow, Class of 2013

...with seemingly endless opportunities to give of your time and resource, The Agora has regularly delivered the sort of impact that keeps us engaged and eager to support. We're anxious to see this unique vision continue to grow and further impact the region and beyond...

Matthew D. Kane, President & Principal, Compass-Ion Advisors

"You have joined a conversation that is increasingly rare and difficult to cultivate.  If you think this brand of dialogue and inquiry is particularly important in an age of sound bites and spin, please partner with us in supporting The Agora Institute."

Matthew McGowen, Vice President & General Counsel, Car Sense, Inc.

The Agora Institute is a shining light, a brilliantly conceived and run organization dedicated to a mission of urgent importance.

David Kidd, President, North American Web Company