During our summer blockbuster Marvelocity: The Art of Alex Ross, we are working with artist and designer Ethan Colchamiro to recognize heroes in our community.

When you nominate an Everyday Hero, they may be drawn comic book style and celebrated on the museum’s website, social media, and walls. See example below.

We are collecting stories about the people that may not have superpowers but inspire you. This could be a helpful neighbor, brave firefighter, devoted civic leader, caring nurse, incredible teacher, amazing grandma, or someone else in your life.


Give yourself a power-up with this Everyday Hero charity coffee blend. Proceeds go to the museum.

Everyday Hero: Melissa Garcia Villanueva

The second everyday hero in our series was nominated by Francesco Bondi, Marketing & Customer Experience Manager at Brewpoint Coffee. He nominated Melissa "for always working to improve the greater good of the world through each decision she makes. For caring about her entire business + workers as more than the CEO, but as a friend. And for believing in others when they can't believe in themselves."

Everyday Hero: Michael Gustafson

The first everyday hero in our series was nominated by Barb S. Szczepaniak, Vice President for Programs of the DuPage Foundation. Michael's parents, Al and Patti Gustafson, wrote: "Michael’s superpower was a I’m never giving up attitude. He never gave up. He gave away. His brain and spine for research His beads of courage for others." More about on Michael's incredible story.