About Us

About the Organization

Museum of the Courageous (MOTC) is building the largest collection of stories about Americans standing up to acts of hate based on race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, and ability. We unearth previously untold and under-told stories to share beside widely celebrated acts in an effort to shift our cultural narrative and inspire everyone to stand up to hate, from generation to generation. 

About the Team

Our team of professionals works tirelessly to support the vision and mission of the Museum of the Courageous, from designers and filmmakers to attorneys and researchers. Please contact us if you are interested in volunteering or working with MOTC.

Executive Director and Founding Trustees
Teresa Vazquez

Teresa Vazquez

Executive Director and Founding Trustee

Teresa Vazquez leads the Museum backed by a 20-year career as a nonprofit executive, fundraiser, and economic development leader who raised and deployed over $100M of capital for social good.

David Neil

Founding Trustee and Board Chair

David Neil has launched and scaled multiple social and environmental ventures. He is also a principal at one of the largest real estate companies in New York City.

Everard Findlay

Founding Trustee

Everard Findlay blends branding and social innovation to empower CEOs, heads of state, and thought leaders to invest in a future that benefits citizens, the environment, and society as a whole while building profitability and growth. Everard drives the creative vision and movement building strategy for MOTC.

Laura Neil

Founding Trustee

With expertise in communications, public relations, and corporate partnerships, Laura Neil has dedicated her career to strengthening mission delivery at nonprofit and philanthropic organizations.

Molly Findlay

Founding Trustee

Molly Findlay lends her 20+ years of experience as a renowned sculptor, set-designer community activist to catalyze the courageous movement and design museum user experience.

Our founders are three women, two men, with biracial and multicultural parents, in biracial and multicultural marriages, and of interfaith families. We are Christian. We are Jewish. We are Agnostic. We come from a broad range of socio-economic backgrounds. We identify with the Puerto Rican, African, Asian, Caribbean, Israeli, and European experience. We are immigrants, from first generation to the time of the Mayflower.  We are proudly American.

We believe in love and the pursuit of justice, and especially in our common humanity. We are committed to learning beyond our own experience to continually grow in empathy and understanding.