Adams Hub Founding
While the Hub is operated by the Carson City Library, it was and is made possible by the Hop & Mae Adams Foundation.
Our Founding & Funding
The 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 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.
We also explored how Old West legend has proven that the most successful entrepreneurs and businesses were actually those providing supplies and tools to outfit all the silver and gold hunters. The Adams Hub provides bold entrepreneurs and businesses with tools and resources to strike it big in today’s modern economy. Our specialty is nurturing innovative start-ups, as well as emerging growth companies that are expanding, relocating or simply seeking strategic guidance.
“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.”