Adams Hub Founding

      Adams Hub is a strategic initiative of the Hop & Mae Adams Foundation. Prior to her death in October, 2009 at the age of 97, Mae Adams founded the Hop & Mae Adams Foundation. The Hop & Mae Adams Foundation was set up to be managed by three trustees who were tasked to use their judgment to best assist Carson City. The Trustees have chosen to do so with Mae’s worldview kept in mind. As a daughter of the Great Depression, Mae had a healthy distrust of entitlements and politicians, but strongly believed in a community’s need to pull together. Mae shared her experiences in a conversation with Foundation Trustees:
      “Everyone had to work hard together. We all had to help ourselves survive while helping others help themselves. No one could survive the times without helping each other. There were no free handouts, but rather a helping hand up. Hard work and integrity were valued. Simple handouts were viewed as demeaning; they were not expected, and most certainly not demanded.” ~ Mae Adams